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John  Traenkenschuh

Free Visual Studio?

By John TraenkenschuhNov 20, 2014

Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.  Traenk is happy.

Brad Yale

Google On Air Live Hangout with the Father of C++ Bjarne Stroustrup

By Brad YaleSep 12, 2014

On August 20th, the father of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup led a Google On-Air Live Hangout event in which he talked about everything C++. The event was sponsored by InformIT, Pearson Education and the Google + C Plus Plus Community. 

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

Five Reasons to Advance Your Developer and Programming Skills

By Brad YaleJul 17, 2014

Much to the opposite of everything you told your mom for years, you don’t know everything. Knowledge is power. As a programmer, as a developer, as a new coding student or a seen it all hacker, you can always beef up your dev skills. For that reason, here at the top five reasons why you should advance your programming skills with the InformIT 50% Off Developer Video Training event. 

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.

Heather Fox

NYCBSDCon 2014 Heats Up a Cold Winter Weekend

By Heather FoxFeb 19, 2014

On a Saturday in early February I was fortunate to attend NYCBSDCon, an event organized by the New York City BSD User Group (NYC*BUG), and the 5th such event it's produced since 2005.

Eric Garulay

30 Great Programming & Development Video Courses from Pearson’s LiveLessons Series

By Eric GarulayNov 1, 2013

Video tutorials have become an essential resource for coders of all types and skill levels. Whether you build applications, systems, games, or websites, learning the latest technologies at your own pace with hands-on instruction from leading experts is an effective training solution for novices, specialists, polyglots, and everyone in-between.  Pearson’s LiveLessons series contains a growing collection of hundreds of video courses for IT professionals covering the full-range of programming and development topics. 

Andrea Bledsoe

The Best Objective-C Book for Beginners

By Andrea BledsoeOct 29, 2013

Interested in learning iOS development? Programming in Objective-C starts from the very beginning, brings you through the basics of Objective-C, Object Oriented Programming, XCode, and iOS programming. 

Stephane Nakib

Book Spotlight: The C++ Primer, Fifth Edition

By Stephane NakibSep 30, 2013

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.

Emily Nave

#TuesdayTrivia: WindowsRT, Tiles and Charms...Oh My! Win "Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML" eBook by Jeremy Likness

By Emily NaveNov 6, 2012

Software developers know the thing you can count on in your career is change. Microsoft is redefining the way apps are developed -- are you ready to get on board?

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!

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