I have had CodeProject and ReadWriteWeb on my RSS feeds for a couple months so I have a good list of free E-books on learning programming languages. These two links will be great to explore too.
Just wondering if you should consider doing a course (online or onsite) in web development, maybe a short introductory course which would give you a feel for whats involved.
There are also a lot of resources available on youtube, vimeo etc which would help you do a basic website quickly - again just to get a feel for whats involved.
In Australia with our professional migration scheme, there is definitely no shortage of developers which can make it hard starting off. But then again it's always been hard finding that first real job.
1. I'd do a course, 1-2 years part time. This will show you are serious. (but don't wait to look for a job)
2. Start cutting the code and learning how the nuts and bolts work. Web development is good in the respect that you can demonstrate your skills.
3. Once you have the skills, take any programming job you can get, regardless of wage.
4. A lot of development teams have more axillary staff than actual developers, QA, client services, sales and marketing. So depending on your previous experience, you may be able to get into the industry while training up. This would be your best option.
We started planning for the next unofficial GIT Forum Members meetup of CodeProject in India. Those who want to take participation, are requested to follow the thread: GIT Meetup - II[^] and vote for the preferred time and location.
I promise this is not an ad -- this is a FREE event -- just in case there's anyone who reads this site who is in Los Angeles and wants to come to an interesting discussion about the Japan Fukushima disaster.
Japan's Reactors and the Realities of Radiation Poisoning
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Westwood Brewing Company
1097 Glendon Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
Thursday, April 28th, 7:00-8:30pm
Free appetizers! Buy your own beer (if you want to). 21+
Put on by Westside Science Cafe in collaboration with SoCal Science Cafe
Sponsored by University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Los Angeles
I'd love to attend, but the commute is rather extreme. If they'd care to reprise the event in a different locale, there's a dandy microbrewery located at the Colorado Belle Casino in Laughlin, NV. Rooms are $19, and I'm sure the brewmaster can be talked into hosting the event; he let Shog9, his lady and me drink there one night, so I know he's fairly tolerant. Just don't plan it for next weekend, as we'll be hosting 80,000 bikers out for a few days of R&R, and the traffic gets a little challenging to navigate.
Today 5 of active GIT members celebrated the CodeProject meetup in Lonavala, near to Pune, India. Myself (Kunal), Abhijit, Abhishek, Ankur and SChristmas attended it. We really enjoyed the CP unofficial get-together there. From the start to end it was really awesome. Discussions and some of the photos are available in GIT Forum. Many more to come.
BTW, it was the members initiative to do this. I appreciate all who attended it.
We had a long discussion and planning in GIT forum 2-3 months in advance and I did never know about this "Get Together" forum. Hence missed to publish it here. BTW, that was our first CodeProject meetup. We will surely inform here next time.
Or did you mean to say what is this obviously someone wanted to get the first post which forever brands him/her as a twat for not posting something intelligible and you for not using a keyboard properly.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Agile Cambridge 2010 - the East of England's first agile software development conference will take place from October 14th-15th.
We are seeking speaker proposals covering any aspect of agile software development. If your session proposal covers practical experience we'll consider it
In addition to paying no conference fees, being a speaker gives you a unique opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with our audience.
* Adopting and evolving agile approaches
* Agile product management
* Agile software development
* Agile testing
* User experience and design in an agile world
* Agile technical communications
* Coaching and mentoring agile teams
* Tool and technology adoption
* Distributed agile teams
For the first time this year, the Seattle Code Camp (April 17-18) is providing live video for many of its sessions within a virtual event. C#, .NET & Silverlight, database, architecture, and other general developer topics. Virtual s'mores not included, but otherwise it is free to the public.
Ah, I would love to be there. My French is very rusty now - I learned it while I lived in Luxembourg and still love to holiday in France. The last time I was there would be last April when I brought the family to visit the Somme.
"WPF has many lovers. It's a veritable porn star!" - Josh Smith
As Braveheart once said, "You can take our freedom but you'll never take our Hobnobs!" - Martin Hughes.
I'll be in Berlin from the 10th to the 12th of November, for the Tech-Ed expo. Anyone got a couch they'll be willing to let me surf for those two nights, 10th and 11th? It's taken me forever to get this my first expo out of my boss, and he's quite adament on yours truly picking the cheapest hotel, so I thought I'd surprise him with a 0$ hotel bill Well, that and I'd like to try a different way of travelling this time, learning from the locals.
I'm easy-going and not one to get in your face about politics, I won't stay up all night and it's not in me to complain about every little thing I may or may not feel is wrong with the countries I visit. I can't offer money in exchange for your hospitality, but I'm a movie buff and would love to pay a visit to the IMAX or local movie theater on one of the evenings in question.
In June we have two evening events with Kathleen Dollard. Kathleen is the Chief Technologist for AppVenture (www.appventure.com) where she leads the application generation efforts. She has been a Microsoft MVP for 11 years and is a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau. Kathleen has worked extensively with application code generation and is the author of Code Generation in Microsoft .NET (from Apress). She has published numerous articles on a range of .NET technologies and writes the monthly column “Ask Kathleen” in Visual Studio Magazine (www.visualstudiomagazine.com). Kathleen is also active in the Northern Colorado .NET SIG, Denver Visual Studio User Group, Northern Colorado Architect’s Group, and IASA Denver.
Decades after object orientation design altered programming, it’s still evolving, and we’re still learning to use it better. Many changes in the tools we use and how we write applications affect the approach we take to OOD. Some of these changes relate to architecture where new approaches like SOA and the layering revolution behind Silverlight alter the place of traditional OOD within the bigger picture of architecture. Other changes are language improvements that alter the very meaning of the phrase “object” from a design point of view. While touching on architecture, this talk focuses primarily on the effect of language features like generics, extension methods, delegates/lambda expressions, partial classes/methods, reflection, anonymous types, and declarative programming. I’ll the growing role of interfaces as a contractual base in block based development and show a roll your own example of dependency injection so you understand this basic technique more often accessed through a tool. You’ll come away ready to leverage new features while retaining solid overall design.
Decoupling portions of your application has tremendous payback during both development and maintenance. Your application becomes more testable and flexible and can more easily evolve to meet changing demands. Decoupling your application also allows a new level of partnership with external groups because you can safely incorporate their code in your application without recompiling or releasing source code. Microsoft has exposed different provider models in many areas of the framework and libraries, and this year has moved toward consolidating its efforts at decoupling with the Managed Extensibility Framework, or MEF. This tool differs from an IoC container because its focused directly at simplifying the extension of applications and focuses at extensibility, discover, and composition. The underlying engine can support Microsoft efforts like Visual Studio and your own applications. MEF comes up short when you encounter isolation and versioning issues, such as wanting that external code to run in its own AppDomain. The Managed Add-In Framework, or MAF, focuses on these problems and the significant complexity they bring with System.AddIn namespace of .NET 3.5. You’ll learn more about architecting applications in pieces and the sweet spot of using MEF and MEF together. You’ll leave ready to evaluate the role of MEF and MAF in your applications.
I'll be heading to Tehran along with my father in about 10-14 days time and will be there for about 4-5 days. I still don't have exact dates and I'll be accompanying my father on business but I will have time to meet some of the Iranian CPians
The SSWUG has conferences April 22,23,24 2009. This is a great opportunity because the conference is virtual, so no travel expenses, and has excellent presenters. Get your training done, stay at home (or wherever you have internet access), learn from experts, and save some $$.
There are 4 conferences. Read more with the links below
Those given links are good and informative. I had attended a Virtual Conference before. Its a Cloud Computing Virtual Conference 2009, Which is the global cloud computing event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. It is the Annual Virtual Conference on Cloud Computing! It is hosted online March 23-25, 2009. http://cloudslam09.com[^]
Virtual Conferences would be very helpful for my career. Thats why I am often attending virtual conferences. Recently I attended a virtual conference, which is a cloud computing conference as well. I gathered a lot of information from that. It is the 2nd Annual Virtual Conference which was hosted online March 23-25, 2009 by http://cloudslam10.com