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On The Importance of Continued Education

Brad Yale

Normally, I use this space to talk about tech issues. In a way, I will use this post to do that yet more than anything else, I am going to use this space to talk about the reality of continuing to learn in a professional setting. More specifically, I am going to use this space to talk about the importance of continued education in a professional/personal setting and some of the interactive tech tools – Learning Labs – InformIT offers to help you to continue to learn. I promise you, you’ll love Learning Labs.

 

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Top Three Reasons to Learn to Code with InformIT LiveLessons Video Tutorials

Brad Yale

Learning to code has never been so simple. With IT video tutorials presented in a learn-as-you-go fashion, InformIT LiveLessons empower dev newbies to learn the ropes and seasoned programmers to beef up their skills. At 70% off, you simply can’t go wrong.

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Top Five Reasons to Learn Game Development

Brad Yale

Maybe you love video games. Maybe you were raised on a steady diet of Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem, Duck Hunt and Sim City. Or maybe you have always dabbled in C++, HTML5, OpenGL, C# and DirectX and have wondered how and why you should apply your programming skills to game development. Well, for you, the coder who loves kicking butt in Eve Online, we present to you the top five reasons to learn game dev.

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Compelling Windows 9 features

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk is tired of everyone else diagnosing Windows 8 problems and remedies.  It's time to envision a new Windows strategy and feature set that embraces everything Windows has been and what it can be.  Because this lofty a thesis takes so many words, stayed tuned to this Blog channel for follow-on pieces.  Extra points will be given to the best comments and retorts offered by you, the Readers...

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Windows 8: The Best Is Yet To Come?

John  Traenkenschuh

Windows 8 seems an exercise in frustration.  Traenk wonders if there is more coming... 


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InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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There are no secrets II

John  Traenkenschuh

After the discussion on client configurations betraying your infrastructure choices, my talk with Sim Pul Simon (my corrected spelling) turned to other server examples.

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Community Tips: Use Community Megaphone to Promote Developer Events

Emily Nave

Planning a User Group or community gathering for developers? Community Megaphone, built by Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie aka @devhammer, provides a simple way to share and discover all kinds of events relating to software development.

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On Updating my first iPhone app

Stephen Morris

I recently applied my first update to my iPhone app – “The Day Was…”. As with many things in the technology world, an update is easier than getting the app into the store – the blank slate problem! Just a little bit of wrestling with the app binary is required and you use the same distribution profile as for the first submission.

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It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part I

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk relates his past experience with Operating Systems that goes back 25 years, ok, more than that but he ain't tellin'

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Learn Silverlight during Lunch

John  Traenkenschuh

There's a lot of new technology to learn.  What's Microsoft doing for you, the technology innovator who's got lots of learning but way too little time???

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CIO.com on Safari Books Online

Steven Haines
I read an interesting article today on CIO.com that both emphasizes the value of Safari Books Online as well as provides some tips on making the most of your Safari account. If you've read any of my articles and updates here on InformIT.com, you already know that I love Safari - I find myself in Safari at least a couple times a week because of the sheer number of available books and the powerful search capabilities that help me find what I'm looking for quickly. Why lug around 50 lbs of books when you have online access to a ton of books?

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