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Archive for November, 2012

New course: Everyday PowerShell for Developers

By Megan Russell on November 30, 2012

Jim Christopher has published a new course: Everyday PowerShell for Developers PowerShell is the biggest philosophy shift to come out of Microsoft so far this millenium. Suddenly, you’re supposed to type at the keyboard again, after all those years of making you click on boxes to get your work done. It’s everywhere – you can’t [...]


2012 Gift Ideas for IT Pros and Tech Geeks

By Dana Gagnon on November 30, 2012

If you’re still looking for that perfect gift idea for IT professionals and tech geeks, we’ve got you covered.


New Course: Windows Azure Web Sites

By Megan Russell on November 30, 2012

Matt Milner has just published a new course: Windows Azure Web Sites Windows Azure websites is a new web site hosting solution from Microsoft. The Azure websites hosting solution provides all the scale and reliability of the Azure platform with the ease of deploying to remote IIS server and is open to ASP.NET, Node.js, PHP [...]


Video: Take a Good Hard Look At SQL Server Deadlocks

By Paul Ballard on November 30, 2012

SQL Server 2012 comes with tools to help DBAs analyze deadlocks visually.  In this excerpt from Jonathan Kehayias’ new course SQL Server:  Deadlock Analysis and Prevention you’ll see how to use the built-in tools as well as some third party tools for getting an eagle eye view into your deadlock and why it happened.  In the [...]


New course: Using ServiceStack to Build APIs

By Megan Russell on November 29, 2012

John Sonmez has just published a new couse: Using ServiceStack to Build APIs Building web services today can be very confusing. It is not easy to pull together all the different technologies required to build an API or distributed service, because there are so many choices. ServiceStack makes things much simpler by providing a convention [...]


New course: Direct2D Fundamentals

By Megan Russell on November 29, 2012

Kenny Kerr has just published a new course: Direct2D Fundamentals Direct2D is a native, immediate-mode, graphics rendering library that provides uncompromising performance. Its focus is on two-dimensional rendering, providing a rich array of primitives for rendering vector graphics, bitmaps and text. It’s designed to squeeze as much out of the underlying Direct3D-based GPU as humanly possible while [...]


Breaking the Bad News is Never Easy

By Paul Ballard on November 29, 2012


Meet the Author: Ben Day on ALM with TFS 2012 Fundamentals

By Paul Ballard on November 29, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Mike Woodring sits down with Ben Day to discuss his new course ALM with TFS 2012 Fundamentals.  In the interview Ben explains the key item that he hopes every developer will learn about TFS, that it does much more than just source control.  He also [...]


What Hiring Managers Want From a Job Interview Candidate

By Abhinav Kaiser on November 28, 2012

Lots of factors go into whether or not you get hired for a position. In this article we explore the top concerns among IT interviewers and how you can prepare to impress from every angle.


The kind of feedback that makes you smile

By Aaron Skonnard on November 28, 2012

Recent message from a customer: Want to take the opportunity though to compliment Pluralsight and all the terrific instructors for an amazingly high quality experience and the best value I have seen in the 30 years I’ve been involved in this industry both as a developer and as an instructor and developer of training material. Bravo to all of [...]


How to Configure a Cisco Console Router

By Sean Wilkins on November 28, 2012

In this article we discuss the main steps to setting up a console server. By the end of this reading you should be able to have one up and running with ease, speed and precision.


Basic Cisco Router OSPF Configuration

By Sean Wilkins on November 28, 2012

This article continues our series on Cisco networking. We present a simplistic view of the basics to the somewhat complex configuration of Open Shortest Path First.


Microsoft Launches Anti-Google Site: Scroogled!

By Paul Ballard on November 28, 2012

Microsoft thinks that most people won’t be too happy with Google’s new approach to shopping based searches in which they return paid ads instead of otherwise relevant results.  They’re so convinced that they’ve even created a new word for it, “Scroogled” and a website to match at scroogled.com. We say that when you limit choices [...]


Live from the Amazon Web Services re:Invent Conference

By Paul Ballard on November 28, 2012

Amazon is holding there very first developer conference centered exclusively on their AWS web services this week, and Pluralsight is there.  Today’s keynote was delivered by Andy Jassy, Sr. Vice President, Amazon Web Services in addition to several guests such as Reed Hastings from NetFlix, Khawaja Shams from NASA/JPL, and Sanjay Poonen from SAP.  In [...]


Video: Navigate With Purpose Using Struts 2

By Paul Ballard on November 28, 2012

If you’re a developer who wants to build a well designed MVC web applicaiton in Java, often the first tool you reach for is the Struts framework.  In this video excerpt from John Sonmez’ new course Introduction to Struts 2 you’ll see how easy it is to chain actions together using the annotations.  In the [...]


Do Cloud Computing Providers Need Standards? | Part 1

By Michael Gabriel Sumastre on November 27, 2012

In the first part of our two part analysis on the need for standardization of cloud computing we list a series of player in the cloud computing game and what each company brings to the table.


New course: Force.com Design Patterns – Part 1

By Megan Russell on November 27, 2012

Adam Purkiss has just published his first course: Force.com Design Patterns – Part 1 Force.com is a powerful platform, complete with a full-fledged programming language, Apex, on par with Java and C#. As a Force.com developer, it is important to understand when to turn to Apex, and what problems are best solved using programmatic solutions. [...]


Pluralsight “New Releases” Newsletter – November 27, 2012

By StacyAnn on November 27, 2012

In this week’s newsletter check out these recently released courses: Web vs. Apps: The Big Picture by Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer, Building Windows 8 Applications with JavaScript and HTML by Craig Shoemaker, Identity and Access Control in ASP.NET 4.5 by Dominick Baier, and Force.com and Apex Fundamentals for Developers by Dan Appleman. You can also read trending articles from the [...]


Free Training: Web vs Apps: The Big Picture – Free for 48 hours!

By Steve Woolley on November 27, 2012

In our new course, Web vs Apps: The Big Picture,  Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer tackle one of the toughest issues facing companies today – do you build a custom app or stick with a pure Web interface for your flagship applications? If you’re facing this decision today watch this course FREE for the next 48 [...]


Single Page Apps – Part 10 – Saving, Change Tracking, Commanding, and Validation

By johnpapa7 on November 27, 2012

Saving data is simple, right? What app isn’t complete without some sort of saving mechanism? And while I’m at it, it’s nice to be able to track when changes occur so I can tell if a user can press the save button or even leave the current screen. Which bring me to making my buttons smart enough [...]