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Coding from scratch: How a nutritionist learned to code with patience and Pluralsight

By Stacy Warden on July 24, 2014

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.


1 year off work, would you spend it training?

By Manya Susoev on February 13, 2014

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.


Yes, you can find your way back after feeling disconnected from the industry

By Dana Gagnon on December 13, 2013

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?


When your project’s canceled, stay valuable with Pluralsight

By Manya Susoev on November 4, 2013

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 [...]


Rocking the Windows 8 Sensors on the Intel IvyBridge Ultrabook

By johnpapa7 on December 19, 2012

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 [...]


Interview with Iris Classon: How She Became a Developer in Less Than a Year

By Aaron Skonnard on August 7, 2012

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 [...]