16 #Trends That Will Define The Future Of #VideoGames | The Guardian #gaming #tech


Super-interesting! If you are a fan of coding camps and makerspaces this would be a good article to read to get an idea of what’s on the horizon in gaming development, gaming innovations and interactive/social gaming.

From the rise of gamer parents to transparent game design, a step-by-step prediction of how games will be made over the next five years. READ: 16 trends that will define the future of video games | Technology | The Guardian

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The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design | Co.Design


The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design | Co.Design | business + design

Responsive design, which allows designers and developers to build websites that adapt to every screen size, is one of the most empowering web tools to be adopted in the last decade.

But adapting to the screen is only the first frontier of a new, responsive web. Today, users expect online experiences that not only respond to what device theyre using, but also their location, time of day, what they’ve already read, and events happening in real time.

To capture a user’s attention for the next generation of the web, you’ll need more than just responsive design. You’ll need a responsive philosophy.

READ MORE: The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design | Co.Design | business + design.

Watson Is Going To Be Open For Public Use on the Cloud | Gizmodo


Watson

Watson was always going to be more than just a successful game show contestant. Now, the computer is about to take on anything and everything, as it opens itself up to the public on the cloud.

IBM has announced that its supercomputer will be opened up to developers in 2014, using a new, open API that will allow people to write code which can directly take advantage of Watson’s natural language abilities. Developers will be able to ping Watson complex strings of questions and get answers in real time.

Read more: Watson Is Going To Be Open For Public Use on the Cloud | Gizmodo.

Web Trends to Watch in 2014 | David Lee King


Want to know what trends web designers are thinking about for 2014? Here you go! This presentation has a list of 15 hot web design trends that designers should consider for 2014.

11 Weird Internet Sites, Encyclopedic Site for Game Consoles, 17 Design Inspiration Sites, Newbie YouTube Guide, Pinterest Ads


Gizmodo spotlights 11 of the Weirdest Sites on the Internet, submitted by followers.

This Encyclopedic Site Contains 41 Years of Video Game Console Design | Kotaku. The Wikipedia contributor behind the site, Evan Amos, wants to establish a free, online museum based on his collection.

Developers suggest 17 Sites for Web Design Inspiration | Mashable.

New to YouTube? Take a look at The Beginner’s Guide to YouTube | Mashable.

Here’s What a Pinterest Ad Looks Like | AllThingsD

OverDrive announces new APIs for Library Circulation | OverDrive


Last year we introduced the initial set of OverDrive APIs that enable approved vendors to deeply integrate OverDrive-hosted catalogs and nearly 1 million digital titles with their apps and platforms. These included the ability to access catalog metadata, see availability of a title and search the library’s collection.

Today, we are excited to announce that the all-new Circulation APIs are available on the OverDrive Developer Portal. The Circulation APIs will allow approved partners to request checkouts, downloads, holds, and returns from within their own discovery interface. This means users will now be able to browse and search their library’s digital collection, see what’s available and check out a title or place a hold all without ever leaving the library OPAC.

Read: OverDrive announces new APIs for Library Circulation | OverDrive.

GitHub For Beginners: Don’t Get Scared, Get Started [PART 1 of 2] | ReadWrite


It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub. 

Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in the world. Whether you’re interested in participating in this global mind meld or in researching this massive file dump of human knowledge, you need to be here.

Read: GitHub For Beginners: Don’t Get Scared, Get Started  [PART 1 of 2] | ReadWrite.

What APIs Are And Why They’re Important | ReadWrite


If you work with APIs, you already know why they’re important. But the rest of you may well be wondering: What are APIs, and why do we care so much about them?

Read: What APIs Are And Why They’re Important | ReadWrite.

Feedly, Now Powering 50 RSS-Based Applications, Opens API To All Developers | TechCrunch


Feedly, a service making claims to the RSS reader throne Google abandoned by shutting down Google Reader, announced today that it’s now opening up its API to all interested developers building RSS-based applications. This is a notable step toward Feedly’s goal of not just being another feed-reading application itself, but rather a platform which will allow an app ecosystem to thrive.

via Feedly, Now Powering 50 RSS-Based Applications, Opens API To All Developers | TechCrunch.

What It’s Like To Be A Woman Making Video Games | Jezebel


Guest Editorial by Whitney Hills.

Quotables:

“At some of these studios, there are literally no other women in sight. There’s a women’s bathroom, but the light is always off, because you’re the only one who uses it, and you have to fumble for it in the dark. If it’s nighttime and you’re walking down the vacated hallway of a shared office building in an unfamiliar city to a bathroom only you use, you feel afraid you’ll be cornered.”

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“When there’s a decision to be made about who from the company will go visit a developer to discuss a new project, you are told that they really need to send “a guy’s guy… Someone who can hold his liquor, drink a lot with the developers, and earn their trust.” Definitely not you.”

The full story: What It’s Like To Be A Woman Making Video Games | Jezebel.