James O'Neill's Blog

August 14, 2006

X-box 360 and the "You tube of games"

Filed under: Xbox — jamesone111 @ 11:57 am

Yes, the BBC got my attention with that headline too.  Here’s the official press release.  This is the launch of XNA Framework, a custom implementation of the .NET Compact Framework for game development.

Dan Fernadez has a great summary  and a great collection of links on his blog. The talk is all about C# express, there is a tantalizing comment that “Since the XNA Framework is a set of managed code libraries, you can use any managed .NET Framework language.” … It opens up the rather odd possibility that you can write for the X-box in CoBOL ????

It seems like today might be a day of links, so here’s a Bonus Link: After trying out VB express with some enthusiasm, I was going to write about about how it’s a great time for the hobbyist programmer – but Dan’s written that one too.

Tagged as Microsoft Xbox XNA

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.

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