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Learning To Program - Being A Better Programmer

by Iris Classon and Scott Allen

Do you want to be an expert? This course is full of tips, strategies, and practical advice to help you reach higher and become an expert software developer.

What you'll learn

This course is designed to help you become a better developer by giving you specific tips, tricks, and strategies to help you improve not only your software skills but your career. In this course we’ll use real life examples and discuss how to create a personal development plan with attainable goals. We’ll also look at how to create a culture of continuous learning in the workplace and how to persuade an employer to encourage learning. The course is here to convince, inspire, and educate, as well as give you the tools and techniques to reach higher.

About the authors

Iris Classon is an appreciated speaker, writer, blogger, Microsoft C# MVP and member of MEET (Microsoft Extended Experts Team) with a tremendous passion for programming. She has had a remarkable career path that proves that nothing is impossible- switching from being a licensed and registered clinical dietitian to a software developer with a dozen certifications and a full time developer job with renowned companies. She has been featured in several newspaper articles, online articles and podc... more

Scott has worked on everything from 8-bit embedded devices to large scale web sites during his 15+ years in commercial software development. Since 2001, Scott has focused on server-side and web technologies, like ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Windows Workflow, Silverlight, and LINQ. Scott is also a speaker at national conferences like VSLive!, as well as code camps and user groups near his hometown of Hagerstown, MD. Scott has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 2005, and has written or co-... more

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