Pluralsight Reviews: Android For .NET Developers, Parts 1 & 2

I'm getting started with Android development in my scarce spare time.  In order to get me past the "Java is scary and stupid and I hate it and it's stupid" part of this, I decided to watch Jim Wilson's Android for .NET Developers series.  So far, I've watched Part 1 and Part 2. I think…

Pluralsight Review: Building NoSQL Apps With Redis

Not too long ago, I decided to learn a bit about Redis in preparation for using Azure Redis Cache.  I checked out a few links and also watched John Sonmez's course entitled Building NoSQL Apps With Redis.  Sonmez did an outstanding job of walking through how Redis works, how to set it up, how to…

Here are the picks!

Here's what Cleveland's draft picks look like, courtesy of ESPN. First round: 12th overall selection First round: 19th overall selection Second round: 43rd overall selection Third round: 77th overall selection Fourth round: 111th overall selection Fourth round: 115th overall selection Fifth round: 147th overall selection Sixth round: 188th overall selection Sixth round: 201st overall selections…

Welcome to Cleveland, Dwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe has signed with Cleveland on a two year deal. I wrote about Bowe a few days ago, when I said: In his entire career, Bowe has had one outstanding season (2010), two good ones (2011 and 2008), and the rest have been mediocre to decent. Bowe isn’t a number one guy and hasn’t been…

Pluralsight Review: Communications

About a month ago, I listened to Paul Randal's Pluralsight course entitled Communications:  How to Talk, Write, Present, and Get Ahead!  I consider Randal a top-notch communicator, and so I was definitely interested in hearing what he has to say.  This is a short series at just 2 1/2 hours, but definitely worthwhile. My biggest take-aways…