Friday, December 30, 2016

Destin Learning December 2016 Newsletter

Hello Everyone and Happy NewYear!



In this video I will talk about the news from Destin Learning and talk about our plans for next year including our .NET Developer Bootcamp.



Thanks and have a great weekend!





Thursday, December 22, 2016

How to Install Visual Studio Code

Hello everyone,



In this video I will show you how to download and install Visual Studio Code.  This is a free code editor produced by Microsoft and is part of their cross platform development tools.



Thanks,

Have a Great Week!



Monday, December 19, 2016

Overview of Visual Studio Code

Hello Everyone,



In this video I will give you the basic overview of Visual Studio Core and its basic operation.  This editor is one of the tools that Microsoft developed for it's cross platform development platform. This lesson is part of a free class that you can sign up for at http://destinlearning.com



Thanks and have a great week!



Sunday, December 18, 2016

How to Become a Successful Programmer Without a Degree FREE Download


Hello Everyone,

Today I am posting a course guide for our free class, How to Become a Successful Programmer Without a Degree.  In this class I will show you what skills you need to become a programmer and some tips on how to get a job. I will also cover:

  • The necessary concepts you need to master
  • The types of equipment you will need
  • Certifications that are available to entry level programmers and why they are important
  • The types of training that are available
  • How to look for a job
  • Interview tips and more...
Click on the link below to download the free course guide:



Have a great weekend!
Thanks,
Eric Frick

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How to Sign Up for a FREE Account with Visual Studio Team Services

In this video I will show you how to sign up for a FREE account with Visual Studio Team Services.  Visual Studio Team services allows developers to store source code in the cloud and collaborate on team software development projects. This lesson is part of a free call that you can sign up for at:



http://destinlearning.com



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

How to Sign Up For a FREE Office 365 Developer Account

In this video I will show you how to sign up for a free developer account for Office 365.  Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most popular cloud services on the market today.  This platform offers significant opportunities for software developers. This video is part of a free class that you can sign up for at:



http://destinlearning.com



Please subscribe to our youtube channel as we publish new material!



http://youtube.com/destinlearning



Monday, December 12, 2016

Amazing Cat Programming Video

Hello everyone,



Here is my attempt at humor for the week. Hello and welcome to Destin Learning.  We have a number of FREE software development classes and are working on more.  We have just successfully funded our Kickstarter project and will begin working on our .NET developer bootcamp that will be a a complete set of online classes for .NET developers.  This series of classes will be delivered by the end of 2017 and will be give completely FREE of charge on our website!



Come and visit us:



http://destinlearning.com



Saturday, December 10, 2016

How to Write Your First Program in SalesForce

In this video I will show you how to write your first program in SalesForce using your free developer account.  You will be amazed how simple it is to build an application without writing any code.  This  video is part of a FREE class that you can sign up for on our website.  Please come and visit us at:



http://destinlearning.com



Also please subscribe to our YouTube channel to get updates as we add new videos weekly.





How to Download and Install Android Development Studio

Hello everyone!



In this video I will show you how to download the latest version of Android Development Studio for free.  This tool is great for Android development and is a great way to get started with mobile development for free.  This video is part of a free class that I am developing for Android development that you can access at:



http://destinlearning.com



Have a great weekend!



Sunday, December 4, 2016

How to Sign Up For A FREE SalesForce Developer Account

In this video I will show you how to sign up for a free developer account with salesforce.com.  This lesson is part of a FREE class, Introduction to SalesForce that we are offering on our website.  You can sign up for this class at:



http://destinlearning.com



Thanks and have a great week!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

What is Cloud Computing?

In this video I will talk about the basics of cloud computing.  I will describe the basic services offered by cloud computing as well as the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing.  You can sign up for the class for FREE at



http://courses.destinlearning.com



Thanks,

Eric Frick

Destin Learning



Have a great weekend!



Saturday, November 26, 2016

How to Crteate a Virtual Machine with Amazon AWS

Hello,



In this video I will show you how to create a virtual machine in the Amazon AWS cloud.  This video is part of a free class that you can sign up for at http://courses.destinlearning.com



Also you can subscribe to updates on our youtube channel at :http://youtube.com/destinlearning



Thanks,

Eric Frick

Destin Learning



Thursday, November 24, 2016

How to Publish an ASP .NET MVC Program to Amazon AWS

Hello everyone,,



In this video  will show you how to write a simple ASP .NET MVC program and publish it to Amazon AWS. You can sign up for this class for FREE at:

http://courses.destinlearning.com

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Help Educate the World Destin Learning Kickstarter Project

Hello everyone,



Today we are launching a Kickstarter program to launch a new series of FREE classes for entry level software developers.



Help Educate the World!



This project is intended to develop a complete curriculum for entry level developers to get a basic education in software development.  This curriculum will be offered at no charge to the students.  The lessons will be video based and backed up with written lessons and labs. We will be leveraging our online and on-premise teaching experience we have gained over the last five + years of teaching at the university level. Destin Learning currently consists of two individuals, Eric Frick and David Lindstrom.  Combined we have over 60 years of IT and software development experience.  We intend to bring our experiences to a world wide audience of students.



We currently have the infrastructure in place to offer our suite of classes, but need additional funds to upgrade our video production equipment to produce a larger volume of material for our students.  We are also working with several members of the local software development community in Columbus, OH to expand our course curriculum. The 2017 curriculum will consist of the following classes:



· How to Become a Programmer

· Introduction to Information Systems

· Microsoft Development Essentials

· HTML and Javascript

· Introduction to C# and Object Oriented Programming

· Introduction to SQL Server

· ASP .NET MVC

· Software/Business Requirements Analysis

· Software Validation & Testing

· Agile Software Development

· Cloud Computing Development Essentials

· Final Software Project



We have already produced the first class in this series on udemy.com and have had over 2,000 students sign up for the first class in just a few weeks. Most of the reviews have been very positive and indicate that there is a strong demand for this material.






Please visit our project page here:



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/675352435/destin-learning-free-s-w-training-learning-sans-lo?ref=user_menu




Sunday, November 20, 2016

How Does a Computer Work?

In this video I will describe the basic components of a computer system and how they interact to provide the basic operation of a computer system.  This video is part of a class "Introduction to Information Systems.  You can sign up for this free class as well as others at:

http://courses.destinlearning.com



You can also follow us on twitter at:

http://twitter.com/destinlearning



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How to Download and Install Visual Studio For FREE

In this video I will show you how to download and install Visual Studio Community Edition 2015.  This is Microsoft's free version of Visual Studio, but it is loaded with features and is a great tool for software developers. This lesson is part of a class that you can sign up for for free at:



http://www.destinlearning.com/our-classes


Thanks and have a great week.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How to Deploy a Website to Microsoft Azure

Hello Everyone,



In this video I will demonstrate how to deploy an ASP .NET MVC website from Visual Studio to Microsoft Azure. You can see this vide and other free material for software developers at out YouTube channel.  Subscribe today for updates:



http://youtube.com/destinlearning





Thanks,

Eric Frick



Monday, November 7, 2016

What Equipment Will You Need to Become a Programmer?

Hello everyone,



In this video I will talk about the type of equipment you will need to become a programmer.  Although computer prices have dropped significantly, there are still a number of things you need to consider if you are going to use a computer for software development.



This video is from our FREE class "How to Become a Successful Programmer Without a Degree" You can sign up for this class at: http://courses.destinlearning.com



If you want to get updates to our programming videos, please subscribe to our channel at: http://youtube.com/destinlearning



All of the lessons for this class are also posted on YouTube.



Thanks and have a great week!





Sunday, November 6, 2016

What are the Skills I Need to Become a Programmer?

Hello everyone,



In this video I will talk about the skills you need to become a programmer. I will discuss some of the things I have learned from both being a programmer and a software development manager.   This video is from our FREE class "How to Become a Programmer Without a Degree".  You can sign up for this class at:

http://courses.destinlearning.com

If you want to get updates to our videos please subscribe to our channel at:

http://youtube.com/destinlearning



Thanks and have a great week!



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Interview Tips For Programmers

Hello Everyone,



In this video I will talk abut interview tips for programmers. I will discuss some tips I have learned in both being interviewed and conducting interviews.  This video is from our FREE class "How to Become a Programmer Without a Degree".  You can sign up for this class at:



http://courses.destinlearning.com



If you want to get updates to our videos please subscribe to our channel at:



http://youtube.com/destinlearning



Thanks and have a great week.



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What Concepts Do I Need to Master to Become a Programmer?

Hello Everyone,



In this video I will talk about the concepts you need to master to become a programmer.  For entry level programmers they often only think about writing code, but do not know the other skills you need to developer to become a successful programmer.  This video is from our FREE class "How to Become a Successful Programmer Without a Degree".  You can sign up for this class at:



http://courses.destinlearning.com/





Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Top Ten Cloud Computing Vendors For 2016

Hello everyone I have started filming my weekly blog posts. (It's easier and way more fun)

This latest video is also part of one our our classes Cloud Computing Development Essentials.   If you are interested in this class please visit our website at: destinlearning.com



Thanks and have a great week!



Monday, October 17, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Introduction to SalesForce New Class




Hello Everyone,

Today I have released a new class on SkillShare. In this class I will give you a brief introduction to the Salseforce.com platform. I will describe the history of Salesforce and some of the major features of the product.  I also will show you how to sign up for a free developer account and the basic features of the system.  In addition to the major features of the product, I will show you how to use Salesforce.com as a software development platform. I will show you how to quickly build a simple program on the Salesforce platform and some of the advantages of using Salesforce for custom software development.

Skillshare classes are project based so I have included step by step written instructions on how to get going along with the videos. I will be adding more material to this class over the next few weeks to help you prepare for the SalesForce administrator certification.  I will send out updates as new material is published.

Sign up here:

Sign Up For FREE


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cloud Computing Challenges for Traditional Software Companies



Hello Everyone,

Today Oracle announced their earnings for the first quarter of 2017.  Although the company posted earnings and revenue below analyst’s expectations, the company did point to continued growth in its cloud based businesses. Oracle like many other software companies is seeing a drop in its traditional software business while seeing strong growth in its cloud based offerings. According to the WallStreet Journal, Oracle’s total cloud revenue rose 59% to $969 million for the last quarter.

Traditional software companies are facing a difficult transition from selling traditional software licenses to its existing customers to now selling cloud based service offerings.  Due to the competitive landscape in the cloud, profit margins are often much lower on cloud based systems and services. This poses problems for companies like Oracle while they transition to the cloud and away from traditional on premise software systems.

Oracle must also figure out how to make massive capital investments to keep up with the cloud service offerings from Amazon, Microsoft and Google.  The good news for consumers of these services is the intense competition between these companies is lowering the cost of these services and these companies continue to innovate.


The continued growth in cloud computing is creating significant opportunities for software developers and operations personnel.  If you would like to read further, check out our free white paper, Cloud Computing 2016 andBeyond.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Top Ten Cloud Computing Vendors for 2016






Hello Everyone,

With the continued growth in cloud computing demand continues to rise and companies are responding to that demand.  Datamation has published their top ten cloud computing vendors for 2016.  That list is published below:

  1. Amazon AWS
  2. Microsoft Azure
  3. IBM
  4. Google Cloud Platform
  5. SalesForce.com
  6. Adobe
  7. Oracle Cloud
  8. SAP
  9. RackSpace
  10. Workday


It is no surprise that Amazon is on top of the list, but many others on the list are investing heavily and marketing their services aggressively to companies and government agencies.  Many of these companies offer special government only cloud offerings to help secure Federal, State and local government contracts.

Many of these companies started with more traditional software and hardware models, but have now branched out into cloud computing. SalesForce.com makes almost all of its revenue from cloud services and has been enjoying double digit growth over the last few years.

In the early days of cloud computing many companies were mostly interested in IAAS or platform offerings from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Rackspace and Google, but more and more SAAS based offerings from companies such as SalesForce, SAP and Workday have now seen tremendous growth as well.  In addition, many companies are now turning to platforms such as SalesForce as an application development platform which is opening up further opportunities for software developers.


The market for cloud computing products and services continues to grow and evolve very quickly. The companies on this list are investing heavily on new products and services and are working hard to move up the list.  Microsoft alone is investing billions annually in constructing new data centers for Azure.  With this type of competition the cost of cloud services will continue to drop and will further increase adoption rates.