Microsoft’s Windows 8 is currently available in a pre-beta status to developers. Learn how to set up the operating system in a virtual machine in a way that doesn’t compromise your current system and still let’s you fully explore the features.
Windows 7 has been on the market for quite some time now. While Windows 7 is considered by many to be a huge improvement from the loathed Vista, here are some long dues criticisms of the Microsoft operating system.
Learn to create custom data validations in this video excerpt from Julie Lerman’s course “Data Layer Validation with Entity Framework 4.1+“. In this video Julie shows how to use the IValidatableObject interface to provide custom class level validation in Entity Framework 4.1. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=349FWesCr1s] Julie Lerman is a leading independent authority on the Entity Framework [...]
Since we all have an extra day this year, we thought we’d put it to good use. We’re opening up the entire Pluralsight library for free! That’s right, you heard me. Absolutely FREE. For 24 hours, starting Wednesday February 29, at 12:00AM EST ( 05:00 UTC) the Pluralsight library will be wide open. You will be [...]
Update (13 Mar, 2012): There’s a newer beta available now – please try that first. A number of devices, including the Kindle Fire, were failing to properly open the player due to a problem with our OpenGL initialization that seems to have surfaced in 0.85. This build fixes that problem and also removes the NEON support [...]
Leap Day is going to be a big day for fans of Windows 8, and not just because of the possibility of upcoming promos from Pluralsight that might just include some great free stuff (stay tuned!). Tomorrow February 29th, Microsoft will be launching the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. After [...]
In this week’s newsletter check out our new courses, Building HTML5 and JavScript Applications with MVVM and Knockout by John Papa, Kanban Fundamentals by Steve Smith, and Building Windows Phone Applications with Azure by Yacine Khammal. You can also learn more about subscriptions for businesses and course assessments and certificates. Read this week’s newsletter today! You [...]
2011 saw only a snippet of the Cloud computing boom in IT. While there has been massive growth in the number of providers, certain companies have a foothold early-on as legitimate Cloud Mega-Vendors. Here, they’re broken down by the numbers.
It’s time for another Pluralsight virtual raffle. This time we’re giving away a Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect! To enter, simply follow @pluralsight on Twitter and then either RT this offer or tweet about your favorite Pluralsight course.
Would you like to more about cloud computing and what it can do for your organization? In this video excerpt from David Chappell’s course “Cloud Computing: Seeing The Big Picture” you’ll learn what factors should be considered in evaluating cloud computing for your own use. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_gLCaDU47Y] David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates. [...]
Halfway from the home office in Clearfield UT, comes today’s Top 5 List. Our topic today is “Top 5 Reasons Adobe Killed Flash Mobile”. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDhoX-2JaGQ] Let us know if there are some we may have forgotten in the comment links below.
I woke up this morning and found a newsletter from Amazon sitting in my Inbox. The newsletter as you can imagine is full of words like “Great Deal” and “Gold Box Buy” and was announcing an upcoming video game sale. Being a bit of a gamer-nerd, I’ll admit I bit and hit the link. When [...]
Learn to leverage the power of the Facebook platform to provide your web applications with direct support for Facebook features such as “Like”-ing in this video excerpt from “Facebook Platform Overview” by Yasser Shahoud. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7lZTI5ocao] Yasser Shohoud is an engineer at Facebook where he helps partners build social apps using the Facebook platform. In [...]
John Sonmez has just added a pattern to the Design Patterns Library: Bridge Pattern In this module you will tackle the sometimes difficult-to-understand bridge pattern. John takes you through some examples of the bridge pattern, and then through the exercise of refactoring code into this pattern. We hope you enjoy the new addition to the [...]
Excel can do a lot more than add a few numbers together as you will see in this video excerpt from John Brown’s ”Introduction To Visual Studio Tools For Office”. In this excerpt John shows you how to read data from the NetFlix webservice and then bind that data directly into your Excel workbook using [...]
Richard Seroter has just published a new course: AWS Developer Fundamentals This course covers the Amazon Web Services offerings for compute, storage, databases, messaging and administration. Each module includes a series of demonstrations that show how to interact with AWS services through the Management Console, native API and .NET SDK. The course covers classic AWS [...]
Before you can understand how to configure switchport security, a base knowledge of the switchport security feature is needed. In this overview, Sean Wilkins explains the types of switchport violations, what causes them, as well as the three categories of switchport security MAC addresses.
When most developers are asked which of the various “App” ecosystems they should write for, a well-known few seem to always be at the tip of our tongues. Of course there is the iOS ecosystem with more than 300 million devices on the streets of the world targeting that platform will get you the single [...]