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Best and worst VFX in horror movies

By Mark Masters on October 29, 2014

Visual effects hold the power to make any horror film ultra creepy or downright campy. Just in time for Halloween, we take a look at some of the scariest and silliest picks.

Prank like a boss: Pluralsight favorites

By Sonal Amin on October 16, 2014

We’ve gotten some great submissions for our Boss’s Day contest. Here are a few of our favorites.

7 fun and easy pranks to pull in the office

By Stacy Warden on October 10, 2014

Not sure how to celebrate Boss’s Day? These seven simple pranks should do the trick.

We know you love to #CodewithCoffee

By Sonal Amin on September 30, 2014

Coffee and coding go hand-in-hand. For National Coffee Day, we asked our fans and followers to submit photos of themselves enjoying a cup of joe. Here are a few of our favorites.

The rise of tech in pop culture

By Stacy Warden on September 29, 2014

From hit TV shows to rappers who code, here’s a look at how tech is taking over pop culture.

What does 690 years of training look like?

By Sonal Amin on September 24, 2014

Our customers have watched 690 years worth of training in our library. Have you ever thought about what 690 years really looks like on a timeline? Click here to see a rundown of the past few centuries.

Infographic: Top 5 programming languages of 2014

By Sonal Amin on September 12, 2014

The trends in programming languages are constantly changing and we want to keep you in the know. We’ve put together an infographic that features the top 5 programming languages of 2014. Get up to date and learn why these skills are essential to know and where you can learn them in our library.

Programming books for kids

By Stacy Warden on September 8, 2014

In honor of International Literacy Day we’re putting down our tablets and picking up these brainy books instead.

Back to school (tech) survival guide

By Stacy Warden on September 2, 2014

Not quite ready for school to be back in session? You’re not alone. We’ve rounded up some of the best apps and gadgets to help ease the pain.

Go ahead, unplug: 5 amazing tech-free destinations

By Stacy Warden on August 20, 2014

Here are five amazing places that will help you remember what life was like before technology took over.

It’s time to say no to workplace jargon

By Lora Beros on August 19, 2014

Do people around you sound like they’re reading out of an Intro to Business textbook from the ‘90s? Certain words thrown around in conference rooms and meetings truly make us cringe. Help us abolish workplace jargon by cutting these words from your office today!

Strictly for southpaws: 6 essentials for left-handers

By Stacy Warden on August 13, 2014

Being a lefty in a right-handed world has never been easy. Thankfully, we found six essential items that will make your left-handed life a little easier.

Pluralsight fans show their love for the World Cup

By Sonal Amin on July 11, 2014

With the World Cup finals around the corner, we thought we’d highlight a few of our fans (who are also soccer fans) from around the globe. Here are a few photos they submitted a few weeks ago during our World Cup contest.

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with these Pluralsight favorites

By Chris Graham on May 3, 2014

It’s Free Comic Book Day, so let’s take a look at 10 comics you need to pick up this weekend!

6 ways Candy Crush became a global phenomenon

By Alex Zanfir on March 18, 2014

Prior to Candy Crush, I had never seen a game capture such a wide audience so quickly. But that’s because this game managed to hit all the right buttons and create the perfect combination of viral and retention-enhancing elements. Let’s take a look at what these elements are and why why they’re so effective. While none of the elements might seem original on their own, like in any in great game, the use of ideas in perfect combination and balance is what makes it stand out.

Share these geeky valentines with your sweetheart

By Lora Beros on February 14, 2014

Earlier this week we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook to submit their best geeky Valentine’s Day one-liners for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card. You can see our winning submissions, as well as a staff generated card below. Share them with the techies in your life today!

An ode to Bill Gates: Our favorite moments

An ode to Bill Gates: Our favorite moments

By Manya Susoev on February 4, 2014

With Bill Gates stepping down as Microsoft’s chairman, we thought it’d be fun to celebrate his time with Microsoft in our own fun way. Pluralsight started out providing training that was largely focused on Microsoft technologies, and because of that, Microsoft developers make up a big part of our community. We know you’re all as thankful as we are for the contributions Mr. Gates has made, so let’s celebrate together! Bill Gates, here’s to you.

Behind the scenes at Chicago’s Maker Lab

Behind the scenes at Chicago’s Maker Lab

By Jack M Silverstein on January 17, 2014

When I first heard about 3D printing, the concept seemed paradoxical. To me, “printing” means ink on paper. The slight texture of that ink aside, “printing” seems inherently 2D. So what in the world was “3D printing”? What did that term even mean? What would it replace? And how in the hell would it work?

Public service announcement: Bridging the skills gap

Public service announcement: Bridging the skills gap

By Lora Beros on January 9, 2014

The tech community is in crisis and action needs to be taken immediately. Watch this video to see how you help bridge the technology skills gap.

The Internet’s future: video and mobile traffic by the zettabyte

By Sean Wilkins on December 20, 2013

The Internet has certainly grown over the last 20 years. Whether it’s used to casually tweet friends while watching a favorite TV show, or to deliver breaking news to people across the globe, the Internet has become a vital part of our lives. So much so, in fact, that connectivity is no longer considered an amenity, but an expected requirement instead.