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Does Pluralsight help your team succeed? We want to hear from you!

By Dana Gagnon on April 16, 2014

Do you manage a team that uses our training to be more efficient, to stay on top of the latest technologies or to learn new tips and tricks? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please take some time to answer some or all of the questions below. //

Book review: ‘Create Mobile Games with Corona’

By Lynn Greiner on April 15, 2014

Since mobile gaming is so hot, it’s no surprise that programmers and gamers of all skill levels want to build their own and share the wealth. Silvia Domenech’s book, ”Create Mobile Games with Corona: Build with Lua on iOS and Android,” aims to help with that. This review will tell you if the book, written by a veteran game programmer, is worth your time.

Weekly new courses: Spring Security, C#, MongoDB and more

By Manya Susoev on April 10, 2014

It’s been a big week for the Pluralsight community. Yesterday we announced that we’ve acquired Digital-Tutors, the premier online training company for today’s tech-oriented creative professionals! But even with all the celebrating, we were still able to keep our course production on schedule. Check out all the fresh courses we’ve released in the past week.

Media, learners react to Digital-Tutors acquisition news

By Manya Susoev on April 9, 2014

It’s been an exciting day for us. This morning we announced our acquisition of Digital-Tutors, which means our training library has doubled and now includes 3,000 courses! Combining forces with Digital-Tutors has been our biggest move to date, and we’re so grateful for how our community has reacted to the news. Here’s some of the news coverage and a few favorite tweets about the Pluralsight and Digital-Tutors announcement.

Build day 2: It’s all about Azure

By Paul Ballard on April 3, 2014

Day two of the Microsoft Build conference started with a keynote that was all about Azure and how Microsoft is reaching out with their online services to platforms beyond Windows. Throughout the presentations, there were as many as 44 different announcements of either new Azure features or features previously in beta being made generally available. Let’s go through some of the notable topics that were covered.

Build day 1: Windows, Nokia and getting personal with Cortana

By Paul Ballard on April 2, 2014

This year’s Build conference is a more intimate affair with fewer sessions, a much smaller overall conference space and approximately 5,000 attendees. Today’s keynote had several important announcements and demos along with the usual gaffes that accompany launch events. But perhaps the most popular topics today were the in-depth view of Cortana, and the announcement that the Windows operating system would be free on devices with screens smaller than nine inches.

10 April Fools’ office pranks for geeks to wreak havoc

By Simon Mounsey on April 1, 2014

Uncooperative mice, computers gone haywire, screensaver switcheroo. Yes, it’s that time of the year again: April Fools’ Day. More than any other department in an office, the tech staff has the ability to pull off some truly genius April Fools’ jokes. Here are some ideas to try on your coworkers today.

Why we call them ‘authors’ and why our Summit is a must-attend event

Why we call them ‘authors’ and why our Summit is a must-attend event

By Aaron Skonnard on March 26, 2014

Do you know why we call the great minds behind our courses “authors,” instead of “instructors”? It’s not just because it has a nicer sound to it. It’s because a fundamental differentiator of our training compared to many of our competitors is that we only work with the industry’s absolute best to author our courses, [...]

Titans of Tech Tournament: Who inspires you?

By Manya Susoev on March 24, 2014

Which tech leaders do you look up to? Everyone has someone who inspires them, and at Pluralsight, we’re no different. In fact, we’re collectively inspired by so many people that we thought we’d make a fun tournament out of it!

New courses: OWASP, React, Windows Server and more

By Manya Susoev on March 20, 2014

We released some pretty big courses week including the much anticipated web security and OWASP big picture course from Troy Hunt and a course on React from Liam McLennan. We’re also nearing the end of the first quarter of 2014, and did you know we’ve already released over 100 courses? We know how to hustle!

New courses: SharePoint, C, Windows Azure and more

By Manya Susoev on March 13, 2014

Hey, everyone! We hope you’ve had a great week. Our new releases this time around include a nice mix of IT pro and developer content, from security administration to SharePoint to C. And we even have two new authors: Alan Smith and Bobby Meador. Be sure to give them a warm welcome.

Pluralsight iOS app update, now with ChromeCast support!

By Keith Sparkjoy on March 13, 2014

Our newest iOS player is now on the the iOS App Store and includes a first shot at ChromeCast support! Start playing any Pluralsight course and tap the cast button to select a local device to cast to. Not familiar with ChromeCast? It’s a $35.00 dongle that you plug into an HDMI port on your TV so that you can “cast” video to it over a local wireless network.

Tell us your customer support story for a chance to win 1 month free!

By Lora Beros on March 10, 2014

To celebrate how amazing our support staff is, we’re giving you the opportunity to tell us your Pluralsight support story! Tell us a time when you contacted support and were truly pleased with your experience and you’ll be entered to win a free month of training!

The Author Summit experience: Day 3

By Manya Susoev on March 2, 2014

The final day of our annual Author Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah was spent exploring ideas using Open Space Technology. There were so many great ideas to talk about that many of us wished we could clone ourselves and attend every session!

The Author Summit experience: Day 2

By Manya Susoev on March 2, 2014

Day two of our annual Author Summit was a knowledge and fun-filled day. We kicked things off with a keynote from CEO Aaron Skonnard, followed by great sessions led by some of our top authors. We rounded out the afternoon with a series of lightning talks and closed out the evening with several rounds of hysterical presentation karaoke.

The Author Summit experience: Day 1

By Manya Susoev on March 1, 2014

Our authors are our most important asset, and without them, Pluralsight wouldn’t exist. This weekend, nearly 100 of our authors from all around the world are gathering in Salt Lake City for our second annual Author Summit.

New courses: XenDesktop, WebRTC, Exchange Server and more

By Manya Susoev on February 27, 2014

We hope you’ve had a great week so far! We’re busy in Salt Lake City preparing to kick off our annual Author Summit, so be sure to stay tuned to the blog and social media for exciting updates from the event! In the meantime, you should definitely check out the great courses we’ve released this past week, including the XenDesktop series from Elias Khnaser.

Why developers should care about Net Neutrality

By Paul Ballard on February 25, 2014

Last month a federal appeals court ruled that the FCC did not have the authority to enforce rules created in 2010 that ensure service providers can’t discriminate against any legal web site or online content. The flip side of this rule is that they also can’t play favorites in returns for buckets of money from content and web providers. These rules, referred to as the “Open Internet” rules were intended to be an effort to keep the Internet a level playing ground for innovation but internet service providers like Verizon felt these rules unfairly kept them from making money from their own products.

What Pluralsight is all about

What Pluralsight is all about

By Manya Susoev on February 24, 2014

Ever wonder what Pluralsight is all about? Quite simply, we exist to democratize professional technology training, and we are here to help you become the best tech pro you can be.

New courses: Cisco CCNA, Windows Server, Azure and more

By Manya Susoev on February 20, 2014

This week our round up includes new courses on After Effects, WPF, Windows Server and a whole lot more. Check out the full list for releases from Jeff Hurd, Joe Sack, Paul D. Sheriff and others.