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Then and now: 2004 vs. 2014’s geek list

Pluralsight celebrates its 10th birthday with the top geeky flashbacks of 2004.

Recent Posts

VIDEO: Tweet to win and become a #PluralsightVIP

Lora Beros on April 23, 2014

Pluralsight celebrates 10 years, and thanks all its customers, authors and employees.

How can I become a Microsoft MVP?

Mike McKeown on April 21, 2014

Do you have what it takes to become a Microsoft MVP? Here are some practical tips to help you guide you along the way.

Learning Path: AngularJS

Geoffrey Grosenbach on April 18, 2014

AngularJS has held the top spot at Pluralsight for several months, so it’s about time for an AngularJS learning path! As web browsers get faster, developers aspire to writing more full-featured applications to run right in the browser. AngularJS was built to relieve the pain of writing large applications by giving you ways to organize [...]

7 reasons why you should learn PowerShell

Michael Bender on April 18, 2014

PowerShell gets plenty of pushback, but that doesn't mean you should write it off. Here are seven solid reasons to begin adding this skill to your toolkit right now.

Learning Path: iOS Developer

Geoffrey Grosenbach on April 17, 2014

Our goal in this learning path is to give you a foundation for understanding the basic APIs you'll need to write the most common kinds of data-driven applications and deploy them to the App Store.

10 ways to keep your sanity in IT

Jack Wallen on April 16, 2014

So you’ve decided a career in IT is just the ticket for you. You love technology and hope to one day run an IT staff and save a company millions of dollars with your network, security, and software prowess. Here are 10 ways to stay sane in IT.

Does Pluralsight help your team succeed? We want to hear from you!

Dana Gagnon on April 16, 2014

Do you manage a team that uses our training to be more efficient, to stay on top of the latest technologies or to learn new tips and tricks? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please take some time to answer some or all of the questions below. //

Book review: ‘Create Mobile Games with Corona’

Lynn Greiner on April 15, 2014

Since mobile gaming is so hot, it's no surprise that programmers and gamers of all skill levels want to build their own and share the wealth. Silvia Domenech’s book, "Create Mobile Games with Corona: Build with Lua on iOS and Android," aims to help with that. This review will tell you if the book, written by a veteran game programmer, is worth your time.

VMware’s new recertification policy: What does it mean for you?

Ashraf Al-Dabbas on April 14, 2014

Since VMware announced that its VCP certification is no longer valid for life, and now expires every two years, there has been plenty of debate in forums and blog posts surrounding this decision. There are many who viewed the change as necessary and even desirable, while others noted flaws that make it more harmful than useful. So what is this new policy and how will it impact your certs?

Help us celebrate our birthday and you could win big!

Lora Beros on April 11, 2014

Pluralsight is turning 10 years old on April 23, and we’re really excited about this milestone! It wouldn't be a proper birthday celebration without our fans and subscribers. Since you're located all over the world, an in-person party is out of the question, but we thought of another way to make this soiree global. Participate in the birthday fun and you could even win some sweet prizes!

How to unit test databases

Dave Green on April 11, 2014

So you already know that you should be unit testing your databases, and now you're ready to start. But the problem is you aren't entirely sure how to. Use these answers to common questions about unit testing databases to learn how you can get started with performing them yourself.

Weekly new courses: Spring Security, C#, MongoDB and more

Manya Susoev on April 10, 2014

It's been a big week for the Pluralsight community. Yesterday we announced that we've acquired Digital-Tutors, the premier online training company for today’s tech-oriented creative professionals! But even with all the celebrating, we were still able to keep our course production on schedule. Check out all the fresh courses we've released in the past week.

Learning Path: Front End Web Development

Geoffrey Grosenbach on April 10, 2014

Although it started life as an afterthought in the Netscape web browser, JavaScript is now the most widely deployed language in the world. Available in every web browser and on many servers as well, your career as a developer will probably include writing at least a few lines of JavaScript.

Heartbleed bug: What you need to know

Troy Hunt on April 10, 2014

Massive. Huge. Catastrophic. These are the words being used in headlines to describe the Heartbleed bug, and the articles they lead are basically declaring that internet security as we know it is dead. What is the Heartbleed bug and is it really that bad? Here's everything that you need to know.

Media, learners react to Digital-Tutors acquisition news

Manya Susoev on April 9, 2014

It's been an exciting day for us. This morning we announced our acquisition of Digital-Tutors, which means our training library has doubled and now includes 3,000 courses! Combining forces with Digital-Tutors has been our biggest move to date, and we're so grateful for how our community has reacted to the news. Here's some of the news coverage and a few favorite tweets about the Pluralsight and Digital-Tutors announcement.