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Become a SpeedDemon: Productivity Tricks to Have More Time – Course Review

Become a SpeedDemon: Productivity Tricks to Have More Time is a course on productivity by Jonathan Levi – author of Become a Superlearner (a much longer and better course, BTW). It is nicely short and to the point, and there are some useful tips there – such as: – prepare before starting a task, so that you […]

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Enterprise WPF with XAML and C# from Scratch – Course Review

Just finished Enterprise WPF with XAML and C# from Scratch, by Jesse Liberty, in PluralSight. It covers the basic of XAML with C# – panels and controls, data binding, animation, styles and templates. The course is very short (less than 3 hours for me, while taking notes)  and to the point. You won’t get in […]

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Safari Books Online – Review

Recently I got a notification from O’Reilly on a 50% off sale on SafariBooksOnline.com (Safari Books Online). I haven’t really paid any attention to them in years, but now that they supported iPad/Android apps it seemed interesting. And given how much I spend on tech book and courses every year, US$199 seemed about right, so […]

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Learning How To Learn Course Review

Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects is an excellent free course on Coursera.org that shows very useful techniques on how to learn more, faster. The course is full of ideas based on actual research (instead of guesswork, which unfortunately is way too common in education) on the best ways […]

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Software Security Course – Course Review

I have recently finished the Software Security course by Michael Hicks, from the Maryland Cybersecurity center. I felt the course was interesting and useful. It covered: – Old school buffer overflows/format string attacks and defenses – Web attacks such as SQL injection, Cross-site Scripting, Cross-site request forgery and Session hijacking. – Automated Tools – code […]

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LinkedIn Strategy: Optimize Your Profile – Course Review

LinkedIn Strategy: Optimize Your Profile is a great course in Pluralsight by Jason Alba that covers a lot of ways in which you can make your LinkedIn profile more effective – and also some suggestions on how to improve your networking in the site. There is plenty covered, starting with your picture, professional headline, summary and […]

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Pattern Discovery in Data Mining – Course Review

Recently I completed the course Pattern Discovery in Data Mining – by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Coursera. It was interesting but had a fair theoretical slant. Still, I learned about a lot of algorithms I was not aware about before in the area. The course is free (you only pay US$50 if you want a […]

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The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship – Course Review

I just finished The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship – by Guy Kawasaki. Guy Kawasaki is fairly well known, specially as the Chief Evangelist of Apple (and now Canva, which you will hear about if you get the course). He is also the author of several books, including The Art of The Start (on the same topic as […]

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XAML Jumpstart: Getting Started With XAML – Course Review

Just finished XAML Jumpstart: Getting Started With XAML, by Kevin Dockx. As someone coming from Delphi and with no XAML experience, XAML looks very, very powerful compared to Delphi forms (of course some might say it is unfair to compare a tech that is essentially from 94 to one from 2006, and that the proper comparison […]

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UX Design for Mobile Developers – Course Review

UX Design for Mobile Developers: Learn to Design a 5-Star Android App is an Udacity course about how to design your user experience for Android apps. The course page suggest 6 weeks with about 6 hours per week. Personally, I took the course in about 3 hours, but I mostly avoided using Prezi for the assignments. […]