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The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [2/28/14]

Computers as Theatre

1. Meet the Author: Brenda Laurel has worked in interactive media since 1976 as a designer, researcher, writer, and teacher. Computers as Theatre revolutionized the field of human-computer interaction, offering ideas that inspired generations of interface and interaction designers-and continue to inspire them. If you’re in the area, join Brenda on Monday, March 3rd, at Bookshop Santa Cruz for a book discussion, audience Q&A and signing.

Brenda is also a featured speaker at the upcoming SXSW Interaction Design & the Performing Arts panel discussion on March 9th, followed by a book signing on March 10th in Ballroom D at the Austin Convention Center.

>Download a free sample chapter from the second edition of Computers as Theatre (PDF)

2. Ask an Expert: Jesse Feiler looks at iCloud from the developer’s perspective, providing a high-level view of additions and modifications to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch with particular emphasis on setting up iCloud in your app. 

3. Weekend Shopping: Titles from our Sams Teach Yourself series are looking very smart these days at Barnes & Noble! Even better? Save 30% off your in-store purchase now through March 13th, while supplies last. Includes resources on programming (C/C++, VB, beginning programming), mobile app development, HTML5/CSS, SQL, and more! Find a location near you. 

4. Special Offer: Do you have a copy of Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and XSP Language in your technical library? Register your copy at informit.com/register by March 2nd to receive an exclusive email offer for the updated edition coming in April. 

Have a great weekend. See you next Friday!

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