TouchDevelop Nuts and Bolts

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TouchDevelop is a touch-first app creation environment that works on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows device. The TouchDevelop Nuts & Bolts book is initially targeted at a highschool audience and has 12 sessions that guide the student through building game and social media applications. The book uses the Windows Phone 8 platform, but the examples can also be developed and run in a web browser on any platform.

Session 1

  • Why are we doing this?
  • Why TouchDevelop?
  • Installing TouchDevelop
  • Writing Your First Script
  • Publishing your app

Session 2

  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Pictures
  • Write the Code

Session 3

  • Script Properties
  • Random Numbers
  • Block Editing
  • Repeating code with the For Loop
  • Write the Code
 

Session 4

  • Hard Coding
  • Custom Actions
  • Write the Code

Session 5

  • Local vs. Global Variables
  • Events
  • Getting started with game programming
  • Creating a game board
  • Adding a sprite
  • The gameloop event.
  • Sensing the tilt of the phone
  • Speed and Position
  • Write the Code

Session 6

  • Collisions between Sprites
  • Sprite Directions
  • Vectors
  • Write the Code
 

Session 7

  • Physics Game Starter
  • Sprite Sets
  • Creating an Action that Returns a Sprite
  • Comments
  • Write the Code

Session 8

  • Using the foreach loop
  • Using the overlap with action
  • Detecting collisions for multiple sprites
  • Angular speed
  • Write the Code

Session 9

  • Refactoring and reuse
  • Libraries
  • The Animations Library
  • The tap board Event
  • Write the Code
 

Session 10

  • Using the Text Sprite
  • Using the Time and DateTime Objects
  • Fading Sprites
  • Write the Code

Session 11

  • Calculating Elapsed Time
  • The Bazaar Object and the Leaderboard
  • Write the Code

Session 12

  • Web Services
  • Security
  • Helper Libraries
  • Before you can write the code…
  • Write the Code

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