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Meet the Author episodes (Pluralsight author interviews)

Tim Caswell on the development of JS-Git

By Geoffrey Grosenbach on October 4, 2013

Tim Caswell (on Twitter as @creationix) is a prolific open source developer (Ruby, JavaScript, HP webOS, Cloud9 IDE) and a published Pluralsight guest on the Play by Play series. He is currently working on a JavaScript implementation of the Git source code control system (Github repo), and we had a chance to speak with him [...]


Pluralsight Author Opportunity

By krystyl on April 12, 2013

The Pluralsight Authoring Opportunity is exciting and rewarding. Our authors love what they do, and they love talking about it! Watch below to hear from our authors talk about what the authoring opportunity is to them. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g70laMDNPg&w=560&h=315]


Meet the Author: Marcel de Vries on Intellitrace

By Paul Ballard on December 18, 2012

In this episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Mike Woodring talks to Marcel de Vries about his course Intellitrace.  In the interview Marcel explains how Intellitrace is similar to the black box found in commercial airplanes by recording what is going on in your applications without disturbing how they function.  He also discusses [...]


Meet the Author: John Sonmez on Automated Web Testing with Selenium

By Paul Ballard on December 13, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast, Mike Woodring talks to John Sonmez about his course Automated Web Testing with Selenium.  In the interview John talks about how he got interested in automated testing, and how Selenium works for testing web applications.  He then explains the advantages of using the Selenium APIs versus [...]


Meet the Author: Kate Gregory on Introduction to Visual Studio 2012 – Part 1

By Paul Ballard on December 11, 2012

In this episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Mike Woodring talks to Kate Gregory about her course Introduction to Visual Studio 2012 – Part 1.  In the interview Kate explains who her target viewer is and why Visual Studio 2012 with its massive set of features might seem a bit daunting for new [...]


Meet the Author: David Chappell on Windows Azure: The Big Picture

By Paul Ballard on December 6, 2012

In the latest episode of our Meet the Author podcast series Mike Woodring talks to David Chappell about his course Windows Azure:  The Big Picture.  In the interview David explains a bit about what he means by “The Big Picture” along with how important it is for not only developers but IT managers and IT [...]


Meet the Author: Andreas Öhlund on Introduction to NServiceBus

By Paul Ballard on December 4, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Mike Woodring talks to Andreas Öhlund about his course Introduction to NServiceBus.  Andreas begins by telling Mike a bit about how he got started in developing queue based messaging systems and how features lacking in MSMQ led him to begin working on NServiceBus.  He then explains [...]


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 [...]


Meet the Author: John Papa on Single Page Apps with HTML5,Web API, Knockout and jQuery

By Paul Ballard on November 27, 2012

In today’s Meet the Author podcast, Mike Woodring talks to John Papa about his course Single Page Apps with HTML5, Web API, Knockout, and jQuery.  In the interview John explains how this course differs from other technology based courses by presenting how to build a complete end-to-end application using a number of technologies.  He also [...]


Meet the Author: Paul O’Fallon on Node on Windows and Azure

By Paul Ballard on November 8, 2012

In this episode of our Meet the Author podcast, Mike Woodring talks to Paul O’Fallon about his course Node on Windows and Azure.  In the interview Paul explains what Node.js and Azure are and how server side JavaScript has benefited from the desktop browser competition.  Paul also describes the importance of Microsoft’s involvement in the [...]


Meet the Author: Julie Lerman on Entity Framework in the Enterprise

By Paul Ballard on November 6, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast, Mike Woodring sits down with Julie Lerman do discuss her new course Entity Framework in the Enterprise.  In the interview Julie explains how this course is a bit different from the in-depth technical courses she’s done previously in that this course takes a “big picture” view [...]


Meet the Author: Rob Windsor on SharePoint 2010 Web Part Development

By Paul Ballard on November 1, 2012

In this episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Mike Woodring sits down with Rob Windsor to discuss his course SharePoint 2010 Web Part Development.  In the interview Rob explains how web part development is a key skill for SharePoint developers and the differences between SharePoint web parts and ASP.NET web parts.  He also [...]


Meet The Author: Thomas Lee on Creating PowerShell Modules

By Paul Ballard on October 30, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion talks to Thomas Lee about his course Creating PowerShell Modules.  In the interview Thomas explains what PowerShell modules are and how they can improve the portability and reusability of your PowerShell functionality.  He also describes some of the differences between PowerShell version 2 [...]


Meet the Author: Steve Smith on Creating N-Tier Applications in C#, Part 1

By Paul Ballard on October 25, 2012

In the latest episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion talks to Steve Smith about his course Creating N-Tier Applications in C#, Part 1.  In the interview Steve discusses how his view of application architecture has changed over the years evolving from traditional layered applications to a domain driven design model.  He [...]


Meet the Author: David Batten on Continuous Deployment with Team Foundation Server 2010

By Paul Ballard on October 23, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Mike Woodring talks to David Batten about his course Continuous Deployment with Team Foundation Server 2010.  In the interview David explains how continuous deployment differs from the more well known concepts of continuous integration.  He also dives into the controversies that occasionally surround the misuse [...]


Meet the Author: Joe Sack on SQL Server: Transact-SQL Basic Data Retrieval

By Paul Ballard on October 16, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast, Mike Woodring sits down with Joe Sack to talk about his course SQL Server:  Transact-SQL Basic Data Retrieval.  The interview starts with Joe explaining how he got started with database programming and why he felt a course that stressed the fundamentals would be useful to developers. [...]


Meet the Author: Robert Horvick on Algorithms and Data Structures – Part 2

By Paul Ballard on October 9, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion sits down with Robert Horvick to discuss his course Algorithms and Data Structures – Part 2.  In the interview Robert discusses the relevance of these data structures and algorithms on modern programming as well as how the visualizations in the course help to [...]


Meet the Author: Yacine Khammal on Windows 8 Metro Connected Apps

By Paul Ballard on October 4, 2012

In the latest episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Mike Woodring talks to Yacine Khammal about his course Windows 8 Metro Connected Apps.  In the interview Yacine discusses some of the differences and similarities between working with user data in a Windows 8 Metro app versus working with services via APIs available in [...]


Meet the Author: John Sonmez on Enterprise Library Validation Application Block

By Paul Ballard on October 2, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion talks to John Sonmez about his course Enterprise Library Validation Application Block.  In the interview John discusses the two ways of doing validation of business objects using the framework as well as some of the various implementation models you can use the validations [...]


Meet the Author: Richard Seroter on Force.com for Developers

By Paul Ballard on September 27, 2012

In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion talks to Richard Seroter about his new course Force.com for Developers.  In the interview Richard explains how the Force.com platform differs from other cloud platforms such as Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services.  He describes in some detail the infrastructure abstractions that allow [...]