NEM Blockchain and Xhai Studios announce partnership creating in-game support of XEM cryptocurrency

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Cyberjaya, Malaysia, 13th. March, 2017 – Xhai Studios (“Xhai”) an innovative mobile game developer and publisher, announced today that it will be using a new and promising blockchain technology to be incorporated into its platform services that it is developing.

Blockchain technology is a cost-efficient technology that not only serves the financial industry well, but it can also be a transformative technology when applied to the video gaming industry. Game developers can now distribute their products on a new type of platform that is more direct, effective and cost efficient, thereby giving flexibility to both the developer and the gamer.

Xhai shall be using the revolutionary and best of class NEM blockchain technology platform.

Besides other functionalities, Xhai’s NEM-powered platform enables developers to bypass “middlemen payment processors”. This is accomplished by verifying identity and recording transactions through the use of the NEM blockchain technology. Xhai is set to disrupt the current mobile and video game landscape.

NEM’s crypto-currency, “XEM,” will be integrated into selected Xhai’s mobile video games. Not only will XEM be utilized to purchase in-app tokens but it will also be used to exchange collected game points into the XEM currency which incentivizes playing. Such a feature creates a new type of “crypto-economy” which provides a potential income stream for everyday gamers.

NEM’s API feature allows applications and games to integrate directly with blockchain nodes and does not require any third-party middleware or integration servers. Their technology ensures extensibility, scalability and future proofing. More importantly, NEM follows industry-standard API conventions.

Selected Xhai’s mobile games will include a full-fledged “XEM Wallet,” which features QR functionalities. Xhai chose NEM as its blockchain technology provider because of its outstanding flexibility and ease of integration, which leverages on its above mentioned API-call feature.

The built-in XEM wallet allows gamers to transfer game points amongst peers to/from their other NEM wallet apps, e.g. the NEM NanoWallet or the NEM Android wallet. In addition, the user can elect to transfer XEM to online exchanges, converting their “gaming proceeds” into any crypto-currency.

“Xhai’s decision to use the NEM blockchain technology is a demonstration of the real value of the NEM’s platform. Its decision to use the public blockchain of NEM fits in well with the roadmap of NEM.

According to Lon Wong, President, NEM.io Foundation Ltd: “We already have a very strong traction with the use of the private chain (mijin) in many companies. The use of our public blockchain for this purpose comes at a good time where we are starting to showcase the application of our blockchain technology in the financial, logistics, IoTs, notarisation, and now, the game industries.” –

As noted by Otto von Nostitz, President Xhai Studios: “We have already completed several games to be put onto a platform that is now being fine-tuned to integrate with the blockchain application and we hope to be able to roll out our first games using this technology in the coming months.”

About Xhai Studios

Xhai Studios (“Xhai”) is an innovative mobile game developer and publisher company co-founded in Cyberjaya, Malaysia by Sami Abuzarifa and Otto von Nostitz. Xhai has developed games for clients as well as published its own games and is now prepared to break new ground by applying blockchain technology to publish state-of-the -art games. For more information please visit our website @xhaistudios.com.

About NEM.io Foundation Ltd

NEM.io Foundation is a non-profit organisation, set up to promote the NEM blockchain technology globally. It is currently one of the most well-funded and successful blockchain technology projects in the crypto industry. Its technology is currently being utilized in a variety of financial institutions and industries such as Hitachi with its 150 million customer base.


Sami Abuzarifa/CEO
Xhai Studios


The 9 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2017

Do a simple web search and you’ll find there are hundreds of programming languages in existence. Do another search for the most popular ones and again, you’ll come up with a head-spinning list. To be as objective as possible, we’re examining the top programming languages from a career perspective.

There are many ways to rank programming languages, like the number of websites built with them, Google search results, GitHub projects or StackOverflow questions. We pored through data from job search engine Indeed.com for the number of job postings that contained the name of a programming language.

We did the same analysis last year and found some interesting changes from 2016 to 2017, which are explained below. So without further ado, here are the nine most in-demand programming languages of 2017.

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#1 SQL

The number of Indeed job descriptions including SQL (Structured Query Language) increased by nearly 50,000 this year over last year, giving SQL a dramatic lead over the other languages. It’s unclear if this is entirely due to more SQL jobs in the market or a change in how Indeed works. Either way, SQL is still the clear leader in our analysis. SQL is used to communicate with and manipulate databases. It is extremely common, with many variations like MySQL and Microsoft SQL. Microsoft released SQL Server 2016 in the past year, which proved to be surprisingly popular and introduced several new features to make the language more open-source like integration with R, the popular data analysis programming language, and a Linux version.

#2 Java

The number of Java positions available on Indeed went up by almost 30,000 in 2017 compared to 2016, possibly because of continuing Android growth. Java is a simple, readable programming language used by millions of developers and billions of devices worldwide. All native Android apps are built in Java and 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Java as a server-side language for backend development. User have been getting excited about the upcoming Java 9 launch in July 2017, although Java Enterprise Edition declined in popularity in 2016.

 #3 Python

Python continued to grow in popularity in 2016 and moved up two places in our rankings to be the third-most common language by job posting. Python is a general purpose programming language that emphasizes code readability and increasing developer productivity, used for desktop apps, web apps and data mining. In October 2016, Microsoft launched the beta version 2.0 of its Cognitive Toolkit open source deep-learning framework, which includes support for Python.

#4 JavaScript

JavaScript (different from Java) moved down one place in our ranking compared to 2016, but otherwise the number of job postings stayed roughly the same. It’s a mainly client-side, dynamic scripting language used for front-end development. JavaScript is compatible across all browsers, used in over 90 percent of all web pages and is the most popular language on StackOverflow. Compatibility and adoption of JavaScript 6 continued to grow in 2016 and Progressive Web Apps became more usable, allowing offline-first functionality for web apps.

#5 C++

C++ grew by about 20,000 job postings over 2016 and passed pori to take fifth place. Built on C, the grandfather of all programming languages, C++ is a powerful, high-performance language used to build system software, games engines and desktop and web apps. Many beginners find C++ harder to learn than dynamically typed languages like Python or JavaScript.

 #6 C#

“C Sharp” saw a small increase in popularity in 2017, but not enough to keep it from falling behind C++. The language was developed for Microsoft’s .NET software framework and can now be used on non-Windows machines since the release of the .NET Core open-source development platform in June 2016. Its main use is building Microsoft enterprise software. Most of the features in C# 7.0 were released last year, including language support for Tuples, local functions, pattern matching and many more.

 #7 Perl

Perl made a big jump in popularity this year to move ahead of iOS and PHP and knock Ruby off of our list. Perl, or “the duct tape that holds the Internet together,” as it’s been named, is actually two languages now; Perl 5 and Perl 6, which launched in Dec. 2015. Both of them are general-purpose dynamic programming languages that see a lot of use in CGI, graphics, network, and finance programming. Some think the growth of DevOps triggered this popularity surge because Perl is versatile and works well with other languages, making it a good DevOps tool.

 #8 iOS Family

Most developers writing for the iOS operating system use Objective-C, C, or Apple’s new Swift programming language. We counted any job postings that included “iOS” in our ranking and saw little change from 2016. Swift launched in 2014 and it rose quickly in popularity due to its scalability, speed, ease of use and strong demand from the mobile app marketplace. Apple released Swift 3.0 in Sept 2016 with new features including better translation of Objective-C APIs, modernizations of debugging identifiers and a new model for collections and indices. Apple plans to release Swift 3.1 and Swift 4 in 2017.

#9 PHP

PHP stayed in the same place in our rankings from 2016 to 2017 with little change in popularity. It’s a server-side programming language used on more than 80 percent of websites today including Facebook, Wikipedia, Tumblr and WordPress. It wasn’t the buzziest language in 2016, but the sheer number of websites still built with it ensure it’s still a useful skill for developers, especially when paired with Javascript and SQL.

Where’s Ruby?

Ruby on Rails, which was number nine on our list last year, dropped down several spots to number seventeen. This may be caused by Ruby losing some of its market share to increasingly popular alternatives like Node.js and Go.

If there’s one thing to take away from our analysis, it’s that no programming language can accomplish every task and the job market changes quickly from year to year. To be a successful developer, it’s important to master multiple languages and train yourself to pick up new languages quickly so you can adapt to changing job opportunities.


The Xhayans were featured on TVBS

The Xhayans, once went on a little trip and accidentally left behind a couple of mugs when they moved to their new office. Those mugs were later kidnapped and taken hostage by a bunch of angry, vindictive tea cups who claim that somewhere in the 90s, love for them had been slowly declining and the mugs saw that as an opportunity to take over. Extremely violent series of events took place, so many cups and mugs lost their handles and had their bases compromised and finally in the end, an agreement was signed and peace had been restored when the cups moved north while the mugs move to the west. That story was not covered though… Instead, the ridiculously good looking game developers showed off an early build of Send ’em to Hell at Magic on the Taiwanese channel TVBS!

Check it out right here:

you Can download Send ’em to Hell from GooglePlay or AppStore


Send ’em to Hell iOS version is on AppStore

Hello People of Earth

The wait is finally over, we went through fire , through mountains, fought with one-eyed alcoholic rooster, and survived a 200KM road trip with a woman driver; We finally launched the iOS version of Send ’em to Hell. We want to inform you that the iOS version has some different features than the Android version due to Apple rules and regulations, I know, right ! -_-

Below are the different changes we made for the iOS version:

1. Magnet/Mega Magnet is used on iOS and Fuel/Mega Fuel is used on Android.
2. Diamonds are used on iOS and Fireballs are used on Android.
– Boost: With this power up you gain temporary invincibility and get ‘em a tiny bit closer to hell.
– Fuel: Use this power up to magnetize ‘em and attract all the fire to him while you focus on sending him to hell.
– Extra life: With this you can continue where you ‘accidentally’ allowed ‘em to climb back to Earth.
– Bomb: This power up blasts the walls away giving you more breathing room to get back to sending ‘em to hell!
– Mega Boost: The Boost is merely a lite version of a much bigger, more invincible, and much larger distance power up! Much like diet soda or the sequel to a movie.
– Mega Fuel: Sit back and watch as fire is attached to ‘em for a much longer period of time and burn away in the depths of the pit of neglect.
– Mega Bomb: You will get a blast so big, it qualifies to compete among other big things that break the internet. Use this to blast the walls back to their original position and kick back while you comfortably send ‘em to hell!

 

We will keep you updated for all news about our upcoming projects


Fresh Start

Time and time again, things change. Nothing ever stays the same and that must be embraced for change brings about quite a number of things. With change comes a new approach, with change comes clarity, with change comes opportunity and more importantly, with change comes momentum. We here at Xhai believe that change is important and in order to move forward to the next step of our journey to grow and create the products we want you to experience, we must evolve. So that’s exactly what we did.

Xhai Studios now has a new home, a new office where our Xhayans are passionately working everyday to create the games and apps that we believe you will enjoy. Furthermore, you may have noticed that you are reading this article on a brand new website, we would like to welcome you to Xhai Studio’s new look.

We believe all these changes will add to the effect of turning over a new page and to seal this off, Xhai Studios would like to introduce you to our brand new logo. We may have a new website, new office and new logo, but in the end we are, and will always be Xhai Studios and will continue to work on the games and apps we want you to experience.