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Bill Wagner

Bill Wagner, author of Effective C#: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#, Second Edition, demonstrates how enhancements in auto properties make it easier to express your design intent. This modern syntax helps your code's design to be cleaner and clearer, with a much more concise syntax for read-only properties.

Alessandro Del Sole

In this first article of a new series, Alessandro Del Sole, author of Visual Basic 2015 Unleashed, introduces improvements in the coding experience with Visual Studio 2015 applied to the Visual Basic programming language.

Zed A. Shaw

Zed A. Shaw, author of Learn More Python the Hard Way LiveLessons (Workshop), discusses refining your Find Project.

Wei-Meng Lee

Now that the Apple Watch is flying off shelves and onto users' wrists, you might be rushing to finish your watch apps. But Apple is already making OS improvements that can affect your work. Wei-Meng Lee, author of Learning WatchKit Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Apple Watch Applications, discusses the primary additions and changes in the new watchOS 2 beta released to developers on June 8, 2015.

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John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk returns to some true love work--teaching and learning and VB...

Brad Yale

I spend a lot of time online looking for answers. I spend a lot of time online crowd sourcing various communities for those answers. I spend a lot of time online sifting through the best online community based forums to find how-to tutorials and quick fixes. In this spirit, I present the best question/answer sites for developers, programmers, mobile devs and web hosting professionals.  

Brad Yale

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure to represent InformIT.com/Pearson Education at GDC 2015. While at the game developers conference, I gained further perspective into a growing line of thought which has been growing in my mind for a while. As a Playstation guy through and through, this saddens me to say, yet: even though Sony Playstation has made excellent leaps forward in terms of providing the PS4 market with cloud gaming, the Microsoft XBox One has the competition whipped.

My contention going into GDC 2015: The Microsoft XBox One is a cloud computing platform in the form of a console while the Sony PS4 is a console reaching into the cloud gaming space.

My contention leaving GDC 2015: Not only is the Microsoft Xbox One way ahead of the Sony PS4 in terms of cloud gaming, the Azure cloud platform is flat out, incredible.

Here's why.

Brad Yale

In an ongoing effort to shed light on basic concepts within the Internet, this article is going to touch on a underlying principle of cloud based solutions, PaaS. This article will aim to answer the following questions:


  1. What is PaaS?
  2. How does PaaS Work?
  3. How is PaaS Different than Traditional App Development?
  4. What are the Major Benefits of PaaS?
  5. Who Should Utilize PaaS?

  6. If you need a refresher on how the cloud works, check out "How the Internet Works: The Layers of the Cloud"

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