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Brad Yale

On The Importance of Continued Education

By Brad YaleAug 12, 2014

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.

Brad Yale

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

By Brad YaleJun 20, 2014

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.

Brad Yale

Top Five Reasons to Learn Game Development

By Brad YaleJun 16, 2014

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.

John  Traenkenschuh

Compelling Windows 9 features

By John TraenkenschuhAug 12, 2013

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...

John  Traenkenschuh

Windows 8: The Best Is Yet To Come?

By John TraenkenschuhNov 11, 2012

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

Rachel Bayless

InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

By Rachel BaylessJul 3, 2012

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!

John  Traenkenschuh

There are no secrets II

By John TraenkenschuhOct 30, 2010

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

Emily Nave

Community Tips: Use Community Megaphone to Promote Developer Events

By Emily NaveOct 27, 2010

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.

Stephen Morris

On Updating my first iPhone app

By Stephen B. MorrisDec 24, 2009

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.

John  Traenkenschuh

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

By John TraenkenschuhMay 24, 2009

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

John  Traenkenschuh

Learn Silverlight during Lunch

By John TraenkenschuhOct 12, 2008

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???

Steven Haines

CIO.com on Safari Books Online

By Steven HainesMay 28, 2008

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?