I thought I’d spread the word. From 17th December 2015 into the New Year, Packt Publishing is inviting the tech world to explore its extensive library of eBooks and Video courses for one amazing price. The books are listed under the Skill Up titles. Every single eBook and Video course Packt has ever created will be available on packtpub.com for just $5 (Yes! you heard right)!
Also, as a follow-up to last summer’s Skills and Salary Reports, Pack has also created their very first Year in Review http://bit.ly/1k4exs8. This review will guide you through the biggest topics to come out of 2015 and show you what’s going to be defining 2016 and beyond – so you can learn intelligently and strategically.
Happy Skilling Up!
The Microsoft Office 365 team is challenging developers and makers across the globe to use Microsoft Office 365 APIs and Add-ins to boost productivity in every area of your life.
Hack Productivity, a new online hackathon from Microsoft with $32,500 in prizes for apps that help people make stuff happen — with ease 🙂
Hack Productivity gives developers access to the Office 365 APIs for mail, calendar, contacts, photo/video, and files so they can create tech solutions that allow people to do everything they set out to do, and more. As an added challenge, they are also asking you to build an entirely new Add-in (extension) for your app.
If you wish to enter,your solution needs to help people manage their lives — but how is totally up to you. For instance, you could build an app that:
- helps people create photo albums with images shared by their friends
- creates a weekly schedule for everyone in the household
- collates a daily to-do list based on incoming email
- creates a filing system for school assignments and research work
- designs a new collaboration system for the office
- suggests a friend date when you haven’t seen one of your contacts in awhile
- uses Pavlovian push notifications to defeat procrastination
The cherry-on-top, a prize :). Your time-saving, achievement-producing app will be up cash prizes, plus some other shoutout-worthy swag:
- meeting w/ a Microsoft product exec
- one-year allowance on a premium Office 365 service
- expenses-paid trip to a Microsoft conference
- Surface products
They will be providing lots of support throughout the hackathon, including online office hours, tutorials, and tech tips. So check off the first thing on your to-do list: Register & start building your productivity hack @ msoffice365.devpost.com.
As a fallback mechanism, X-Tag also uses a set of polyfills shared with Google’s Polymer framework, in case there was no native support for the Custom Element.
The X-Tag has a wide Browser Support:
|Edge (all versions and devices) and Internet Explorer 9+
|Firefox (all versions, devices, and platforms)
|Chrome (all versions, devices, and platforms) and Android 4+ stock browser
|Safari and Safari iOS 5+
|Opera 11+ (all devices and platforms)
Just in case you missed out on Web Components and might be wondering what on earth is this?
Microsoft is hosting a Web Camp event this month in Dubai, actually next week on September 15. The full day event is aimed at helping you learn how to Build websites that work everywhere! I will be delivering the full day workshop, with loads of exciting content. So come join me and let’s have a fun packed day!
What is a Web Camp?
Web Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then you’ll get to apply what you’ve learned.
What are you going to learn?
At this 1 day Web Camp, you’ll learn how to develop beautiful, interactive and fast web sites using Microsoft’s web tools and platform. You will also learn how to develop websites that work everywhere. Build websites that are based on web standards, debug and test for a good cross-browser experience.
You are required to BRING YOUR LAPTOP to follow up with some hands on examples. You can do these at your pace with help from instructors when you need it.
The event as I mentioned is taking place on September 15th at the following venue:
If you want to prepare your machine for the event, you can do so by:
- Acquiring a free 30-day trial Azure account or Activating your free MSDN subscriber benefits
- Downloading the latest Web Camp Training Kit
- Downloading Visual Studio 2015
- Upgrading your machine to Windows 10
Make sure you Regsiter Here beforehand so you can have all the time to enjoy your morning coffee when you arrive 🙂