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Rex van der SpuyAdvanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript10.1007/978-1-4302-5801-8_2

2. The Canvas Drawing API

Rex van der Spuy
Ontario, Canada
The Canvas Drawing API is the HTML5 game designer’s best friend. It’s easy to use, powerful, available on all platforms, and really fast. Not only that, but learning the Canvas Drawing API gives you an excellent introduction to low-level graphics programming that you’ll be able to apply to a wide range of different game design technologies. As a core technology for learning the art of HTML5 game design, it’s the best place to start.
What is an API? It stands for Application Programming Interface. It’s just a code library of functions and objects that helps you perform ...

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