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06
December 2013

Gavin Pickin

Online Interactive Learning - TryCF - Submitted my first Tutorial - Have you?

Online Interactive Learning

Hello again, switching gears today, getting away from the Git for Dummies series for a moment, while I discuss a great new Coldfusion Community Project, TryCF.com, started by Abram Adams. TryCF is a Coldfusion version the learn by doing school of thought, in the same line as codeschool.comtry.github.comnodeschool.io and learnstreet.com (which I reviewed in a previous post here). Its a great little tool, that allows you to consume small tutorials, in a practical and interactive way on the site, and code CFML in the browser, without having to download, or install anything on your machine. CFLive.net is a similar browser based coding tool, but that is more of a scratch pad and playground, where this has a series of tutorials, to help you learn the language.

The best part about this? Anyone and everyone in the community can participate, and if we want the community to grow, and our developer base grow, we should get behind great projects like this. You can login / signup today and get a free account, and start creating your own tutorials to commit to the cause. Adobe has even got on board and has some great prizes for community members who submit tutorials to TryCF.

26
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

Team Coldbox wants your Input - Pre-Conference Survey

Chit Chat, Online Interactive Learning

Ortus Solutions and Team Coldbox asked for your input today, on their Pre-Conference Survey. Ortus Solutions and Team Coldbox are asking for feedback for a 1 day Conference they are planning, in addition to the full 1 Week Free Online Developer Conference (Coldbox Developer Week CBDW Links below) provided the last 2 years, which is a great free resource by the way. 

Here is your chance to give Ortus your opinions and help decide on the content, and they even have a question about Pricing... so if this is something you might be interested in attending, you really should spare a minute, and cast your votes.

25
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

Free Sencha Touch and Ext JS 4 Training Tutorial - Free Online Training

Online Interactive Learning

Technology is always changing, and we have to do our best to keep up with the times... so as I find good online learning resources, I am going to share them here. Not every online tutorial or course is a good one, and free is even harder to find. I have not completed this one yet, but from what I have completed looked good, I have heard great things about the company, Fig Leaf Software, the Founder and President, Steve Drucker, presented at Adobe Coldfusion Summit in Las Vegas just a month ago on jQuery Mobile, so with that being said, here is a resource that might be useful for you.

14
November 2013

Gavin Pickin

Online Interactive Learning - LearnStreet - Javascript Python and Ruby

Online Interactive Learning

In our field, we are on the constant slide down the technology hill, and we have to fight, climb, run, jump, do anything we can to try and stay on top. Luckily, as technology advances, so do the awesome online training tools available, and surprisingly, a lot of them are FREE.

I thought I'd look at a few of them, it seems like every week there is a new one, but as I hear of them, I want to evaluate them, see which ones are good, and why, and share the knowledge with you. 

Last week on Twitter, I heard about NodeSchool again, Ray Camden is always talking about them, and for good reason, but then I heard of one that hadn't crossed my radar before then. Carol Hamilton was talking about one of her sons, stealing her laptop to get back to LearnStreet.com. If its that appealing to an eleven year old... maybe I should have a look... so thats what I did.

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