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With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, events, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [11/15/13]

1. Learning Outcomes: Pearson CEO John Fallon announced a company-wide commitment to supporting learners through efficacy. Learn more about the ambitious goal, which includes reporting publicly on company impact on learner outcomes across the entire business by 2018, on the Pearson Blog.

2. Amazon tech.book(store): Read featured posts from celebrate authors on their journey to technology and browse best-selling programming titles.

+ From Here to Unleashed by Kerrie Meyler

+ Theatre & Computers: A Strange Romance by Brenda Laurel

+ Is Technology the Best Career Path for Working Mothers? Might Be – Especially If You Allow The Path To Be A Little Wiggle by Susan Hanley

Psst. Knock out some holiday shopping this weekend and save $5 off new titles like Sams Teach Yourself Python Programming Raspberry Pi, Hacking Raspberry Pi, and The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft. For a limited time, clip your Amazon coupons here.

3. Career Advice:  Matt Weisfeld polls small, medium and large businesses about what skills they're looking for in a programmer.  Read “What Skills Employers Want in a Software Developer: My Conversations with Companies Who Hire Programmers.”

4. New Video Training: Java 8: Lambda Expressions and Streams covers the most important new features introduced in Java 8. It is presented by Marty Hall, bestselling author, world-renowned instructor, and president of the training company coreservlets.com. This LiveLesson explains the syntax and usage of Java 8 lambda expressions, shows the prebuilt functions, covers streams thoroughly, and gives examples of the types of applications to which lambdas and streams are well suited. Watch sample content in player below.

Have a great weekend! See you next Friday.