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  • Visual Studio Code: Unity Extension Now Generally Available

    Last month, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Unity extension for Visual Studio Code. This extension, built upon the C# Dev Kit and C# extensions, offers a toolkit tailored for Unity development within Visual Studio Code, accessible on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

  • Unity Extension for Visual Studio Code: Preview Release

    Microsoft released the initial preview of its Unity extension for Visual Studio Code. Extension builds upon the existing C# Dev Kit and C# extensions, providing developers with a toolkit for Unity development across Windows, macOS, and Linux. The integration aims to simplify the coding and debugging experience for Unity developers, regardless of the platform while using Visual Studio Code.

  • AWS Releases Amazon GameSparks into Preview

    Recently, Amazon announced the preview of Amazon GameSparks, a managed service that provides game developers with features for building, running, and scaling the backend of their games. The public cloud provider also provides an SDK for the Unity game engine with the preview release.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of April 12th, 2021

    It's been a busy week for the .NET community, with the release of new Visual Studio previews (Windows and Mac), updates to .NET Core 3.1 and 2.1, new releases from the Azure team, and more. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of April 12th, 2021.

  • .NET News Roundup - Week of March 22th, 2021

    This past week was marked by the online streaming of Cloud Builders Conf and the release of Unity 2020 LTS. InfoQ examined these and a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of March 22th, 2021.

  • Cross-Platform Augmented Reality Apps with Unity AR Foundation

    Unity, maker of the eponymous game engine, continues to advance its AR Foundation project, which aims to make it easier for developers to create AR apps that runs both on iOS and Android. Its latest release adds support for ARKit’s ARWorldMap and Unity’s Lightweight Render Pipeline.

  • Visual Studio Increases Support for Unreal and Cocos2D

    Building on its Unity game engine support, Microsoft has announced that it is broadening this support to include Unreal Engine and Cocos2D.

  • Unity Launches Analytics on iOS and Android

    Unity last week announced the launch of Unity Analytics, a service which assists game developers in gaining an understanding into the behaviour of their players. The service is currently in an open beta with support for the iOS and Android platforms only.

  • VS Tools for Unity 2 Preview Shows Improved Debugging

    Unity developers using Visual Studio will see several improved debugging features in the latest preview of Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0. Alongside the enhancements is added support for VS2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Community.

  • Microsoft Releases Tools for Unity

    As promised, Microsoft has released newly acquired Visual Studio plugin UnityVS for free to developers using any recent paid edition of Visual Studio. This plugin greatly improves developers working with the Unity game development system.

  • Splitforce Updates Toolsuite for Mobile A/B Testing

    Behavioral testing of mobile applications is becoming more and more important for a huge number of companies. Splitforce launched a tool suite to optimize mobile applications by A/B-testing in 2013. Now, Splitforce launched an updated version of its tool suite with functionalities like user-targeting, tests based on behavioral data or auto-optimization.

  • Mozilla and Unity Team Up to Rule Web Gameplay

    Mozilla and Unity recently announced they have joined forces to bring Unity's popular game engine to the web using WebGL standard and Mozilla’s asm.js.

  • Splitforce A/B Testing for Mobile Applications

    As mobile applications are becoming a more central part of companies' IT strategies, testing and analyzing those applications becomes more important. Whereas functional testing of code is part of every project, analyzing behavior and conversion rates is still very new to the mobile sector. Splitforce offers tools and services for application developers to instrument apps for in-app analysis.

  • New Owners for Unity.Mvc and Unity.WebAPI

    The team behind the website FeedbackHound has taken ownership of the Unity.Mvc and Unity.WebAPI. These open source libraries allow for integration between ASP.NET MVC & Web API and Microsoft’s IoC framework, Unity.

  • Chrome to Drop Support for NPAPI Plugins Including Java, Silverlight, and Unity

    Stating that “NPAPI’s 90s-era architecture has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity”, Google intends to remove the Netscape Plug-in API. This is the plug-in technology used host application runtimes such as Silverlight, Java, and Unity. They are beginning the process in January by disabling all plugins not a small whitelist.