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How often do you get training? Every six months? Once a year? Never? The fact is, most developers never receive any formal training after they move into the real world. Those who do probably don't take advantage of all the training that's available to them. Many people require training even after moving up the rungs of the corporate ladder. Construction, for example, requires employees to be trained in new technologies and safety. Could you imagine a world where engineers didn't receive training after moving into the corporate world? Buildings would be falling apart. Plastics and new construction materials would never be used. The "way it's always been" would be the "way it's always going to be." A career in programming isn't any different. Training is a choice we make to better ourselves. If we choose not to utilize it we become dinosaurs in our fields. Technology ... (more)

Why Not .NET?

You don't know .NET. A lot of people seem to have a problem figuring out what .NET actually is. Many people thought it was a top-level domain from ICANN, while others thought it was a new software package from Microsoft akin to BackOffice. Relatively few people actually knew it was a new development framework created by Microsoft. Let's focus on the framework aspect of .NET and ignore the software portion of Microsoft's initiative, which is the more commonly discussed aspect. What Is .NET? Microsoft's .NET is a framework for developers to write platform-agnostic code. This code... (more)

Why Not .NET?

You don't know .NET. A lot of people seem to have a problem figuring out what .NET actually is. Many people thought it was a top-level domain from ICANN, while others thought it was a new software package from Microsoft akin to BackOffice. Relatively few people actually knew it was a new development framework created by Microsoft. Let's focus on the framework aspect of .NET and ignore the software portion of Microsoft's initiative, which is the more commonly discussed aspect. What Is .NET? Microsoft's .NET is a framework for developers to write platform-agnostic code. This code... (more)

Get the Training You Deserve

How often do you get training? Every six months? Once a year? Never? The fact is, most developers never receive any formal training after they move into the real world. Those who do probably don't take advantage of all the training that's available to them. Many people require training even after moving up the rungs of the corporate ladder. Construction, for example, requires employees to be trained in new technologies and safety. Could you imagine a world where engineers didn't receive training after moving into the corporate world? Buildings would be falling apart. Plastics an... (more)