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Ada Lovelace Day: A celebration of the world’s first computer programmer

Andrea Bledsoe

Ada Lovelace is responsible for the first ever computer program, long before the computer even existed. This is the fifth year celebrating Lovelace, a Victorian mother-of-three whose annual day inspires more women to consider careers in technology. 


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Book Spotlight: Core Python Programming

Emily Nave

Core Python Programming is a well-known, recommended resource for tech professionals and students with some programming experience looking to strengthen their skill set with another language. Today we take a look at why you should make room for it on your bookshelf or digital library.

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By Emily NaveCommentsOctober 15, 2013
Topics: Programming

Three New Author Webinars Announced for October

Jamie Shoup

The Cisco Press Author Webinar Series continues on the Cisco Learning Network, as three sets of authors embark on featured learning events during the month of October.

Mark your calendar and make sure to attend the below events, as Cisco Press will have special offers for those in attendance!  Five review copies of the author's recent products will also be given away during the events. Each even will be archived as well for future viewing.


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Book Spotlight: The C++ Primer, Fifth Edition

Stephane Nakib

For years The C++ Primer from Stan Lippman, Josée LaJoie, and Barbara E. Moo has been a favorite among those who want to add C++ to their language set. We take a look at why it’s become such a well-loved classic.

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By Stephane NakibCommentsSeptember 30, 2013
Topics: Programming, C/C++

Women in Tech: Enter to Win a Copy of Computers as Theatre

Andrea Bledsoe

In celebration of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2013 Conference, we are giving away 5 copies of our author and conference speaker Brenda Laurel's new book Computers as Theatre. 

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The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [9/27/13]

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 glance on InformIT.

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Top Women in Technology Communities

Andrea Bledsoe

One of the key components to help bridge the gender gap in technology is for women and girls to have communities where they can gain mentors, education and collaboration. Here's a list of community organizations that are doing their best to help girls and women in technology. 

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The IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [9/20/13]

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 glance on InformIT. 

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You Know You Are A Networker When…

Jamie Shoup

Whether you're a network specialist in-training, or a seasoned professional - these little tidbits might ring true. 

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VMware Press - Defying Sales & Experiences at VMworld 2013

Jamie Shoup

Defy Convention was the theme at the 10th Annual VMworld show, which took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the last week in August. More than 23,000 attendees joined together to talk virtualization, network, and learn. As the official press relationship, VMware Press was prominently present  supporting our customers and partners throughout the show.

Exciting stuff first - the number one top selling title at VMworld 2013 was the brand-new VMware Press book VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide (ISBN13: 978078975018).

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Windows 9 Final Ideas

John  Traenkenschuh

So many principles introduced in these Windows 9 blogs now appear in Windows and Surface advertising.  We are not alone, we Windows users who want Microsoft to take Windows to the next level...

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Fun at DevLink 2013

Stephane Nakib

For the second year in a row we traveled down to Chattanooga, TN to participate in the annual devLink Technical Conference.

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By Stephane NakibCommentsSeptember 9, 2013
Topics: Programming

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