Certified nutritionist Duncan Hunter wanted to develop useful software for his clients. But instead of just hiring developers to do all the work for him, he decided to start from scratch. Here’s how he used Pluralsight’s training courses to help him reach his goals.
If you had family obligations or some other life situation that put you on leave from work for an extended period, what would you do with your extra time? Karoline Klever, a 26-year-old from Oslo, Norway with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, was fairly new to being a professional developer when she went on parental leave for a full year. But even with a newborn in her care, she still found herself with some extra time on her hands. Instead of reading novels or watching movies, she used the opportunity to improve herself and build upon on her skills.
Have you ever felt detached from your work? Not in a “it’s the holiday season and there’s too much sugar around the office” kind of lethargy, but a deep feeling that you’re disengaged and your career is suffering for it?
Mergers and acquisitions can be an uneasy experience for employees of either company involved. Lots of questions immediately come to mind when news of a drastic change spreads, especially when it comes to whether or not your job is safe. But when Patricio Burbano learned that the company he worked for was getting acquired, and [...]
The combination of good sensors and simplicity of tapping into the Windows 8 sensor APIs are really going to open the doors to some great apps. In this final review I’ll touch on the core sensors, how they fared, and how to tap into each of them. I’ve received a few pieces of hardware and [...]
I had the pleasure of interviewing Iris Classon during the recent NDC 2012 conference in Oslo, Norway. We discussed how Iris transformed her career from dietician to software developer in less than a year. Watch her inspiring story below. Iris now works as a full-time developer for Dotnet Mentor in Gothenburg, Sweden and she writes an active [...]
Aspiring programmer, Jolie O’Dell, continues her journey to learn C# using her Pluralsight training subscription. She just encountered the beauty of Visual Studio and seems to be falling head-over-heels in love, especially after her experiences with Java IDEs. If you’ve been using it for years, it’s easy to forget and take for granted how much [...]