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Gifts for Your Geek - Recommended Holiday Learning

Jamie Shoup

Holiday shopping can be difficult when trying to find something for those high-level techie-types. Gadgets go out of style and it’s hard to know if a specific technology syncs up with what they currently have --- one gift that keeps on giving is learning.

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"Hello, World" from Around the Programming World

Dustin Sullivan

In honor of the Hour of Code week, we thought it would be fun to compile (sorry, pun intended) examples of everyone's favorite first program in any programming language, "Hello, World." Below are examples from a number of programming and scripting languages, many of which we have resources for right on this website.

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By Dustin SullivanCommentsNovember 26, 2013
Topics: Programming

The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [11/22/13]

Emily Nave

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.

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Congratulations to our Mythical Man-Month Winner Jose Luis Manners!

Andrea Bledsoe

With all the attention our The Mythical Man-Month book has been getting regarding the "tech surge" we decided two weeks ago to give away a set of 10 books to one lucky winner to share with their software team. 

To enter to win, each participant listed their favorite Fred Brooks quote. Our winner was chosen at random. Thanks to all those who entered. Follow me on Twitter for more giveaway opportunities, latest news, and more @AndreaBledsoe.  


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Learn a Programming Language eBook Winner - Chris Stone

Stephane Nakib

As part of our Learn a Programming Language promotion, one lucky winner is invited to select a free eBook of choice each week to expand their digital library. Have you registered yet? Winner #4, Chris Stone shares the reasoning behind his recent selection Programming in Go:

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By Stephane NakibCommentsNovember 18, 2013
Topics: Programming, JavaScript

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

Emily Nave

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.

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What is your data migration strategy?

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk wonders how we should manage our data when so many formats come and go so rapidly.

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Win a Set of The Mythical Man-Month books for your Software Team

Andrea Bledsoe

In honor of the "tech surge" of the Affordable Care Act, Healthcare.gov site we are giving away a set of 10 copies of The Mythical Man-Month for your software team. Enter to win by commenting on this post with your favorite Fred Brooks quote by EOD on November 15th. We will randomly select one winner to receive a set of 10 copies. 

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The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [11/8/13]

Emily Nave

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.

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Learn a Programming Language eBook Winner - Marco Rossi

Stephane Nakib

As part of our Learn a Programming Language promotion, one lucky winner is invited to select a free eBook of choice each week to expand their digital library. Have you registered yet? Winner #3, Marco Rossi shares the reasoning behind his recent selection Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, Second Edition:

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New Book Bridges the Gap Aimed at Optimizing Virtualized Systems Running Java

Jamie Shoup

Author and Expert Emad Benajmin has put forward an indispensable new guide that offers practical solutions and theories for technical professionals responsible for Java performance in a virtualized enterprise system. His new book published with VMware PressVirtualizing and Tuning Large Scale Java Platforms, provides technical advice, troubleshooting help, best practices, and detailed case studies.

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New Operating System Upgrades--And the winner is . . .

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk recently upgraded to the free Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks updates.  Which of the two was the better, more effortless upgrade?

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