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Megan Russell


Megan Russell has written 250 posts for Pluralsight blog

New course: Modern C++ Libraries

By Megan Russell on August 28, 2013

Kenny Kerr has published another course! This course is about the practical application of the modern C++ language. It’s about using (and creating) modern C++ libraries. You’re going to learn how to use a modern C++ style of programming. You will see how it helps to turn C++ into a modern language that’s intuitive and […]


New course: .NET Micro ORMs

By Megan Russell on August 28, 2013

Steve Michelotti has just published a new course! Do you want a data ORM that is simple and lightweight but also is powerful and provides incredible performance? If so, a Micro ORM is for you! This course will provide background for what a Micro ORM is and why you might want to use one. It […]


New course: MySQL Indexing for Performance

By Megan Russell on August 26, 2013

Pinal Dave has just published a new course! Performance is one of the most essential aspects of any application. Everyone wants their server to perform optimally and at the best efficiency. Indexes are the silver bullets for Performance. In this course you will gain an understanding of the basics of MySQL Indexes and further explore […]


New course: Building Facebook Applications with iOS

By Megan Russell on August 19, 2013

Jon Flanders just tipped the scale, we now have over 600 courses in the library! Facebook hardly needs any introduction. As the world’s largest social network it has become a go-to source for not only social connections but also social applications. Building an application on iOS that takes advantage of Facebook’s large network and sophisticated […]


New Course: The Eclipse Guided Tour – Part 1

By Megan Russell on August 8, 2013

Tod Gentille has just released his 1st course! Eclipse is a powerful open-source software development framework that runs on multiple platforms and is suitable for developing programs in many languages. Target applications can run on anything from the desktop or mobile device down to tiny 8 bit embedded processors. Who should take this course  This […]


New course: Log Parser Fundamentals

By Megan Russell on August 8, 2013

Robert Boedigheimer has just published a new course! Log Parser is a free tool from Microsoft that provides the ability to write SQL-like queries against a large number of input formats. It is not just text based files like web logs, CSV files, etc. but also system resources like the file system, registry and event […]


Complete Course Update: HTML5 Fundamentals

By Megan Russell on August 8, 2013

Craig Shoemaker has just released a new version of his HTML5 Fundamentals course. Here’s the list of updates:  All information is now up to date as of summer 2013 The whole course has been updated and re-recorded Each slide has been updated Each sample has either been updated or rewritten to reflect the most modern techniques […]


New course: Learning To Program – Being A Better Programmer

By Megan Russell on July 31, 2013

Our newest author, Iris Classon,  and long time veteran author, Scott Allen have co-authored a new course! About the course:  This course is designed to help you become a better developer by giving you specific tips, tricks, and strategies to help you improve not only your software skills but your career. In this course Scott and Iris […]


New course: Informational Interviews

By Megan Russell on July 31, 2013

Jason Alba has published another new course! Before I even tell you about the course, you might be wondering what an informational interview is.  At first, I had tried to make it in to a complex idea when really its just a conversation/discussion (something I quickly learned from Jason Personal note: this course is a great way […]


New course: Architecting Highly Available Systems on AWS

By Megan Russell on July 31, 2013

Richard Seroter has published a new course! This course describes the techniques and best practices for composing highly available distributed systems on the AWS platform. Throughout the course, we build up a web application that takes advantage of AWS storage, databases, compute, messaging, DNS, and more. Check out the TOC to see exactly what this […]


New course: Building a Site with Bootstrap, AngularJS, ASP.NET, EF and Azure

By Megan Russell on July 31, 2013

Shawn Wildermuth has published a new course! Sometimes you just need to get a site up and running fast. Whether it be a blog, an event site, a wedding announcement or a new business idea. Getting a website working should be a quick and easy task for a developer. This course uses a variety of […]


New course: iOS Graphics and Animation Programming

By Megan Russell on July 30, 2013

Mark Zamoyta just published his 1st course! In this course you will learn the fundamentals of graphics programming for the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices. Practical, real world examples are developed for both business graphics and video game animations. This course covers graphics and animation concepts and demos for the major iOS visual technologies: […]


New course: Introduction to Hibernate

By Megan Russell on July 30, 2013

John Sonmez has just published a new course! In the world of Java one of the most popular and widely used frameworks is Hibernate. Hibernate is an ORM or Object Relational Mapper that allows developers to map Java objects to relational database tables. It is a valuable tool that all Java developers should know how to […]


New course: Internationalization in WordPress

By Megan Russell on July 26, 2013

Chris Reynolds just published another WordPress course! A large number of WordPress users are downloading non-English versions. If you aren’t thinking about localization and internationalization in your code, you should be. Actually almost 40% of WordPress downloads are for non-English, localized versions. That potentially means that if your plugin or theme is not localized, you could […]


New course: Inside Strategies for Growing Your Userbase

By Megan Russell on July 25, 2013

Jesse Stay has just published a new course! You’ve created your first app or website. Now what? In this course Jesse Stay shows you inside tips you can use to grow a userbase significantly for little to no money. Jesse created his first app with visions of getting a lot of users and making a […]


New course: Building a High Traffic, Profitable Blog

By Megan Russell on July 24, 2013

Pinal Dave has published a new course! Everybody can write, and everybody can build a blog. But not everyone can make their blog a popular point of reference for their subject matter. Content is king – but a king also has ministers to help, and good content needs help from various aspects of the real […]


Course update: LinkedIn Fundamentals

By Megan Russell on July 23, 2013

Jason Alba just refreshed his course, LinkedIn Fundamentals, to include new updates to LinkedIn! LinkedIn is the professional network where you find contacts and they can find you. This course helps you create your own strategies and implement tactics to grow your network, improve individual relationships and share your brand appropriately. Whether you want to tap into […]


New course: Pitching Your Idea Effectively

By Megan Russell on July 23, 2013

Stephen Forte has published a new course! Pitch to investors with confidence. This course is an introduction to the three types of pitches that you can make to an investor or in other business environments. Properly structuring your pitch will help with delivery and be more persuasive, click here to get started learning. You can […]


New course: Big Data Analytics with Tableau

By Megan Russell on July 22, 2013

Ben Sullins, our newest author, has just published his 1st course! The era of Big Data is upon us and it’s time to sharpen up the toolbox in this new genre of systems and technologies. Analyzing terabytes of data can be daunting, so what do you do with petabytes? In this course Ben explains the evolution […]


New course: Introduction to ASP.NET Web Services

By Megan Russell on July 19, 2013

John Sonmez has done it again; he’s published a new course! ASP.NET Web Services have been around for a long time and is still widely used today. If you have existing ASP.NET Web Services you are trying to support, you may have realized that it can be difficult to find good information about using them […]