In addition to this very exciting blog, another goal for the year is to experiment with a new technology. Originally I was going to play around with Ruby, but I've decided to try out XNA instead. I was all psyched and ready to embark on the journey to creating my first xbox game when I discovered the following:
1. XNA development is only supported in VS Express addition!!! This is most upsetting because I cannot work without resharper and visual assist. Really, I can't. I keep doing things like ctrl-b, ctrl-alt-F7, ctrl-alt-v, shift F6, the list goes on... And intellisense without the ability to misspell just does not work well for me... I need colored listboxes!!!
2. No xbox live support :( this wasn't as much of a downer as #1, but I was looking forward to making up some clever achievements
3. How am I to test drive without add-ins? This really goes with #1, but this isn't about making development easier, this is about how I develop.
Despite the above, I'm still excited about my game idea and I hope its fun!
Wish me luck