Video: Do You Have An Education Strategy?

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Being a developer takes more than skill with today's technologies, you also have to have your eye out for tomorrow's as well.  In this video excerpt from Dan Appleman's new course Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers you'll get an understand of why the software field is different from other fields and the importance of having an education strategy.  In the full course Dan covers other key career management concepts such as the software developer lifecycle, getting a job, and establishing your brand.


Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle CRM, he is the founder and CEO of Desaware Inc., one of the co-founders of APress publishing, and is the author of numerous books and ebooks on various topics (technology and other); most recently Advanced Apex Programming.

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 3 hrs and 2 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise files,assessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

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Paul Ballard

Paul Ballard is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.