Microsoft launches Visual Studio Code, cross-platform code editor

At its Build 2015 developer conference, Microsoft has announced it is releasing a free cross-platform code editor that will enable many developers to write modern apps for web, cloud, and mobile.

Source: Microsoft launches Visual Studio Code, cross-platform code editor for OS X, Linux and Windows

GameMaker Studio Standard Ed Free For A Limited Time

You can download GameMaker Studio Standard free or buy the Pro version for $35. Offer ends March 2nd, 2014.

Are you an aspiring game designer, artist or programmer looking to for a way to take your work to the next level? Become a Pro and take advantage of our GameMaker: Studio Professional sale!

For a limited time YoYo Games is giving all GameMaker: Studio Standard users the chance to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional for only $35.00! Go to our Checkout Page and enter your GameMaker: Studio licence key to get started.

If you don’t already own a copy of GameMaker: Studio, for a limited time, you can now get your own GameMaker: Studio Standard license, completely free! To get your copy of GameMaker: Studio Standard simply download the Free Version and follow the instructions that appear inside.

Here’s a showcase of games made with GameMaker.

via YoYo Games.

BitLocker failure resuming from hibernation

This article refers to the HP Folio 12-2000 running Windows 7 with BitLocker.

Resuming the Folio 13 from hibernation will result in BitLocker detecting a change in the system boot information and asking for the recovery key.

Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Information

The system boot information has changed since BitLocker was enabled.

You must supply a BitLocker recovery password to start this system.

Confirm that the boot changes to this system are authorized.

If the changes to the boot system are trusted, then disable and re-enable BitLocker. This will reset BitLocker to use the new boot information.

Otherwise, restore the system boot information.


I have found a workaround by disabling the “Internal network device boot” option within the BIOS. I informed HP about the issue and the workaround and was told that they had previously received a report of this issue and their engineers are working on a fix that will probably require a BIOS update.

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Installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 8

Windows 8 includes .Net 4.5 by default on new installations, but not .Net 3.5 which is required for applications built with versions 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 of .Net.

Windows 8 has a neat feature that detects if an application requires a version of .Net other than what is installed and will prompt you to install the missing feature on Demand

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