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Watch Google I/O 2012 Online

Google I/O will be starting tomorrow and 5500 developers will come together at the highly anticipated developer conference held by Google. Google’s I/O event will also grab more eyeballs after the recent introduction of iOS 6 and Microsoft’s Surface tablet and next generation of Windows Phone O.S.

Google I/O Live 2012

Google will most likely be introducing the latest Android OS; Jelly Bean (see Jelly Bean structure at Googleplex) to the world along with the rumored 7 inch Google Nexus tablet. However, there may be several more announcements which could turn out to be exciting.

Google I/O keynotes are usually streamed online and on YouTube. The first Google I/O keynote will begin on June 27 at 9:30 Am and can be watched at https://developers.google.com/events/io/ or http://www.youtube.com/GoogleDevelopers. You can also find other keynotes and developer events at their I/O live page at https://developers.google.com/events/io/io-live

We will try and add links to videos to these post when the event goes live.

Windows Dev Center for Windows 8 Launched; Download Preview Release Now

Earlier today at the keynote of   BUILD conference, Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows & Windows Live Division at Microsoft announced that developers will be able to download the Windows Developer Preview via the new Windows Dev Center. Microsoft showcased a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named Windows 8.’ The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. Windows Dev Center

The new Windows Dev Center dev.windows.com – has just gone live and promises to make guides, tools, samples, forums, docs and other resources to build on Windows available soon. You can download the Windows Developer Preview right away.

Download Windows 8 Developer Preview

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) – DOWNLOAD (4.8 GB)

All of the following come on a disk image file (.iso).

  • 64-bit Windows Developer Preview
  • Windows SDK for Metro style apps
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
  • 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app

Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64) – DOWNLOAD (3.6 GB)
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 64-bit PC.

Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) – DOWNLOAD (2.8 GB)
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 32-bit PC.

System Requirements

Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

Note that you can’t uninstall the Windows Developer Preview. Also, the preview is available as-is, and is unsupported by Microsoft. The Windows Developer Preview is delivered as an .iso image that must be converted into installation media stored on a DVD or a USB flash drive.

Sinofsky mentioned that this developer preview will be followed by one beta version, and a release candidate before the final release. With Windows 7, a similar process took about a year to go from developer preview to final release. Microsoft hasn’t specified if and when a preview version of ARM-based version of Windows 8 will be made available.

Prior to this, all the developer information, downloads, and documentation was hosted at Microsoft’s developer portal MSDN. This included development for Windows client, and other Microsoft’s web and server technologies. With the launch of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft created App Hub, a developer portal for Windows Phone 7 app and games developers and Xbox LIVE game developers. Unless some integration or merger happens in the future around the release of Windows 8, this could create factions between developers on same technologies but on different portals.

WWDC 2011 Session Videos Released to Developers

Apple on thursday updated the developer portal, uploading about 110 session videos, which were taken during its annual developer conference, WWDC 2011. Apple unveiled Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5 during the event which are set to be released in this July and Fall respectively. Apple also introduced iCloud, its cloud based online data synchronization service along with other stuff during the event.

WWDC 2011 Videos

Apple has broken down sessions into these six categories:

  • Apple Platforms Kickoff
  • App Frameworks
  • Core OS
  • Developer Tools
  • Graphics, Media, and Games
  • Internet and Web

The videos are available in both HD and SD formats for the Mac, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone or Apple TV. They can be downloaded from here. You will need a registered developer account and you will be able to download it(for free) in iTunes after logging in with your developer account. These videos would be really helpful to those developers who were not able to make it to the conference or those who missed some important sessions due to scheduling conflicts. Given the conference was sold out in 10 hours, there would be many developers who were waiting for this.

Apple reminds developers that all the material in the sessions remains under Apple’s confidential information NDA.

Reminder: The content presented within the session videos and slides is Apple Confidential Information and is subject to the Registered Apple Developer Agreement.

Apple WWDC 2011 Session Videos

 

 

Google I/O 2011 Keynotes and Conference Details

Google I/O LogoGoogle I/O 2011 is just a few days away and it will host a large number of developers who will be keen to spend two days learning more about Google’s technologies including , , Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit and App Engine among others.

Google I/O will be held on May 10 and 11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with the BootCamp being held on May 9, 2011 at the Mission Bay Conference Center is San Francisco. Google I/O 2011 will also have I/O Extended sessions which will be hosted around the world by Google offices, their partners and student ambassadors.

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Google has released an official Google I/O app for Android. You can download the Google I/O 2011 app for Android to keep track of all the schedules, detailed session and speaker info, companies in developer sandbox and more.

Google I/O 2011 Android App

This years Keynote speakers have not yet been announced, but it would more likely than not be Android SVP, Andy Rubin and Sundar Pichai the SVP of

Google I/O 2011 might spring up several surprises in the form of the new Android OS codenamed Ice Cream, which will unify the tablet and mobile phone OS. Currently, Google is dealing with multiple OS in the form of for mobiles and Honeycomb for tablets. A unified OS will give developers and manufacturers a simpler way to develop and deploy Android on different devices.

There might also be announcement about Google Chrome OS enabled netbooks being made available to the general public. There have been rumors that Chrome OS based netbooks will be available in June-July 2011 and it looks like Google I/O would be the best time for that announcement.  Other than that, there might be other surprises in the form of updates to Google TV and Google Mobile Ads.

Here is the Google I/O 2011 schedule and keynotes that are going to be held this year.

Google I/O 2011 Schedule and Keynotes

Monday, May 9th 2011

  • On-site check-in – 1PM to 6PM
  • I/O BootCamp – 9AM to 5PM

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

  • On-site check-in from – 7AM to 9PM
  • Keynote – 9AM to 10AM
  • Developer Sandbox – 10AM to 5:30PM
  • Breakout Sessions – 10AM to 5:30PM
  • Office Hours – 12PM to 6:30PM

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

  • On-site check-in from – 7AM to 3PM
  • Keynote – 9:30AM to 10:30AM
  • Developer Sandbox – 10:30AM to 5:30PM
  • Breakout Sessions – 10:45AM to 5:15PM
  • Office Hours – 12PM to 5:30PM

Google I/O will also hold several Office Hours session on Tuesday and Wednesday where they will talk about Google Chrome, Geo Location, Google Apps, App Engine, Developer Tools, , Android, Google TV and Google Mobile Ads among other things. You can visit this page to know proper timings of the Office Hours.

The Breakout Sessions will focus on the similar topics as the Office Hours, however, those sessions will go into more details. You can find schedule of the Breakout sessions here.

You can visit the official Google I/O 2011 site for more information about the events and schedule.

Win Free Tickets To Google I/O 2011

Google I/O is a developer conference hosted by Google where they have developers from all over the world come together for 2 days to discuss technical content and building the next generation of web, mobile and enterprise applications.

Google I/O 2011

Google I/O is usually in high demand and this year’s tickets for the event were sold quickly enough causing server crashes and more. If you are a developer who wanted to go to the event but could not get a ticket, here is your chance to win free tickets for the Google I/O event to be held on May 10-11, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The free tickets will be given away as part of a contest Google is holding for developers. The contest will be held for 10 days in March. Each day Google will ask developers to solve questions and challenges before picking a final winner for the day. The schedule for the contests is as follows (all times in PST):

  • March 16 – Android, 9:00 am
  • March 17 – Chrome, 9:00 am
  • March 18 – App Engine, 9:00 am
  • March 21 – YouTube APIs, 9:00 am
  • March 22 – Game Developers, 9:00 am
  • March 23 – Google Maps / Geo, 4:00 pm
  • March 24 – Commerce, 9:00 am
  • March 25 – Developer Tools / GWT, 9:00 am
  • March 28 – Accessibility, 4:00 pm
  • March 29 – Google Apps / Enterprise, 4:00 pm

All the challenges will have 2 rounds with the first round being a rapid-fire question/answer round which will qualify developers to move onto the round 2; which is a coding challenge.

The contest is open to residents of 50 United States and Columbia. Winners of the contest will be announced on April 4. For more information about the winning free Google I/O Developer tickets, visit the contest site.

Watch PDC 2010 Event and Keynotes Live Online

Microsoft will be holding their annual developer conference PDC 2010 on October 28th and 29th. If you are an enthusiast or developer but could not make it to the event, you can attend it at a local Microsoft center or watch it online too.

Microsoft PDC10 2010

If you want to attend the event in a local area near you, you can check out http://www.microsoftpdc.com/Local. On the other hand if you are stuck at a place which does not host a local event you can catch up on all live streaming of the event online at http://www.microsoftpdc.com/.

PDC10 will be kicked off with a keynote from Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia, followed by developer discussions on developing apps for Windows Phone 7 using the Azure platform and other Microsoft development platforms. You can view the entire schedule of PDC 2010 at http://player.microsoftpdc.com/ and also watch the live streaming videos there.