Development articles

Unreal Engine is all about the eye candy, new version available for download

A new version of the Unreal Engine just got released (4.16) full of new features and improvements. As you may recall, UE is free for most to play with. The release notes are extensive, along with a cool video showcasing some of these: low-level clothing simulation, image-based (FFT) convolution for bloom, distance field lighting optimizations, games on Nintendo Switch, and physics simulation in VR mode.

Visual Studio 2017 is out with new features, free Community Edition

Microsoft Visual Studio has been around for 20 years and the latest version shows why it's been a long time favorite among programmers. Offering up to date tools for popular languages, a cleaner interface and faster installation, Visual Studio 2017 can be used to develop apps for Windows, Android, iOS, the web and cloud -- and for those getting started, the Community Edition is available free of charge.