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New to Our Catalog: OpenStack Courses

April 14th, 2015

We’re excited to announce the addition of OpenStack to our course catalog.

An open-source set of software tools, OpenStack allows developers to build and manage cloud computing platforms. Through the OpenStack Foundation, cloud programmers can find free, shared resources developed by their fellow OpenStack users. We’re proud to support the OpenStack mission.

OpenStack Adminstration

Is your team new to OpenStack? Our OpenStack Administration course will give your developer team an in-depth overview, as well as how to leverage the platform within your organization’s environment. They’ll learn about the OpenStack architecture, as well as setting up, managing, and administering cloud platforms.

This course is hands-on, with most of the course devoted to creating a private OpenStack cloud. Your team will leave the class ready to dive into OpenStack programming.

OpenStack Cloud Architecture and Deployment

When your team is ready to take its OpenStack learning a step further, our OpenStack Cloud Architecture and Deployment course will give them an in-depth understanding of advanced networking, storage and HA solutions. It also explores the OpenStack Cloud Reference architecture, including the roles and best practices for scalability.

We’ll delve into infrastructure, including managing guest virtual machines, software defined networks, distributed storage, and HA in the cloud. Finally, your team will learn how to keep your OpenStack Cloud secure.

Additionally, we offer an OpenStack Cloud Architecture and Deployment Lab, which focuses on OpenStack deployment through a series of labs.

Contact our consultants today, at (877) 629-5631 or via email, to explore how our customized OpenStack courses will help your team with its cloud computing development.

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New Course: Introduction to Dojo

March 24th, 2015
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added a new Introduction

to Dojo course to our ever-expanding JavaScript catalog.

Dojo, one of today’s hottest JavaScript frameworks, allows developers to build dynamic, cross-platform web applications quickly and easily. The Dojo toolkit works alongside JavaScript and/or Ajax to create high quality, responsive, and robust web applications.

Our Introduction to Dojo course is designed to get students comfortable with adopting the Dojo toolkit quickly. The course covers the basics of Dojo, as well as querying, events, widgets, classes and more. Students will learn how to use Dojo with both Ajax and JavaScript, and meet Dojo’s grid (dgrid) function.

This course assumes your developers are already working in JavaScript. If your team needs to brush up on their JavaScript skills, check out our Core JavaScript courses.

Contact our consultants today, at (877) 629-5631 or via email, to explore how our unique approach to technical learning program design can help solve your team’s technical challenges.

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New Course Alert: Backbone.js

March 10th, 2015

Our JavaScript curriculum now includes an intermediate-level course in Backbone.js, a JavaScript library providing a structure for growing web applications.

In our Backbone.js course, we discuss the purpose and value of Backbone, and dive into its core principles. Our instructors cover coding proficiencies, the benefits of utilizing models and collections, how to develop individual and collection views, and best practices for working with Backbone. Your team will leave the class with hands-on experience, ready to put Backbone successfully in action.

This course assumes your developers have a strong working knowledge of JavaScript. Don’t worry – we can help get your team up to speed with our Core JavaScript courses. Our web development catalog includes training in additional frameworks and libraries that work together to build and improve your developers’ coding efficiency and ability to build robust web applications. And who doesn’t like that?

As with all of the courses in our catalog, we offer course customization to fit your team’s specific Backbone.js needs. Contact our consultants today, at (877) 629-5631 or via email, to discuss your 2015 learning plan and how we can help.

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New Agile, Hadoop and Android Development Courses

October 9th, 2014

We’re excited to announce we’ve added 20 new Agile courses to our course catalog, along with several

Hadoop courses and an Android Development Boot Camp, pushing our current course count to more than 200 developer, manager, and executive courses taught by our excellent instructors.

Agile

Are you looking to get started with Agile development? Does your team need to learn how to use Kanban, XP, Scrumban, or Selenium? How’s your Agile project estimating skill? With more than 20 options available, we can get everyone on your team – from executives to managers to developers – up to speed on whatever Agile skills they need to be successful.

Agile is one of today’s hottest software project management methodologies. Agile programmers perform small, iterative releases that allow quick releases of software development, rather than long, drawn-out release schedules. Your development team needs Agile to build better programs more quickly.

Hadoop

Hadoop is a set of utilities that support Apache Hadoop modules. This modern distributed file system is used for Big Data, applications, and Cloud. Our courses include something for everyone, including managers, developers, and analysts.

Android Development

A hands-on experience, our Android Development Boot Camp is designed to prepare you for developing apps for Android by teaching you the latest app development techniques and skills.

Fully Customized

For each of these courses, and all of the courses in our catalog, we offer customization to fit your team’s specific needs. Contact our consultants today, at (877) 629-5631 or via email, to discuss your 2015 learning plan needs and how we can help.

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Upcoming Webinar: What’s New in Java 8

July 28th, 2014

In our 2014 Developer Survey Report, we learned that Java is still the leading programming language, with 49% of developers surveyed wanting training on Java in the next three to 15 months.

Oracle recently released Java 8, calling it “a major feature release”. Due to the changes incorporated in Java 8, we thought it would be helpful to offer a webinar discussing the features of Java 8 and how the changes will affect your day-to-day programming.

In partnership with AMD, we’re excited to offer our What’s New in Java 8 webinar on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:00am MDT. Register here for the webinar presented by our instructor, Marnie Knue. Marnie will discuss changes in features such as Lambda Expressions, Java Date-Time Packages, and IO and NIO.

Does your team need to build its Java skills and knowledge beyond this webinar’s offerings? We have some of the best Java instructors in the industry. Contact us today to discuss what learning solutions are available and to schedule your team’s training – (877) 629-5631 or info@developintelligence.com.

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New To Our Catalog: ITIL Courses

May 7th, 2014

Our retinue of new offerings in our course catalog continues. In addition to our new .NET courses, we are excited to announce a new set of ITIL courses.

ITIL, or Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a framework for IT service management, focused on aligning IT services with business needs. ITIL is designed to help tech service managers gain control over their service management and delivery.

ITIL helps you manage your company’s IT environment efficiently, fix problems quickly, and prevent problems from occurring. Implementing the ITIL framework makes it easier to enhance your team’s service management program, and we can help get you there.

ITIL Foundation

New to ITIL? Our ITIL Foundation course will get you started. You will learn how to adopt and adapt an IT Service Management framework, to help your organization manage its service and delivery. This course prepares you for, and includes, the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management examination.

ITIL Continual Service Improvement

Learn the CSI concepts, processes and activities your organization needs in order to benefit from improvement opportunities in our ITIL Continual Service Improvement course.

ITIL Service Operation

Our ITIL Service Operation course will teach you how to deliver and manage stability, using Service Operation principles, processes, and organization tools.

ITIL Service Transition

Our ITIL Service Transition course will prepare you to successfully implement new and changed services, using Service Transition principles, processes, and organization tools.

ITIL Service Design

You will learn the managerial and control principles, processes, and activities you need to effectively design and deliver value-added services in Our ITIL Service Design course.

ITIL Service Strategy

In our ITIL Service Strategy course, you will learn the managerial and supervisory aspects of Service Strategy, and how Service Management impacts your customer’s organization.

Fully Customized

For each of these courses, and all of the courses in our catalog, we offer customization to fit your specific needs. Contact our consultants today, at (877) 629-5631 or via email, to discuss what you are looking for in ITIL training, and how we can help you plan your learning solutions program.

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Make Training Your New Year’s Resolution

December 10th, 2013

Thinking about New Year’s resolutions? Make sure you add “Take a training course” to your list of things to do in 2014.

Why Commit To Training?

Taking the time to complete a course, webinar, or in-person training session may sometimes feel like a luxury. You’re busy, trying to keep up with your tasks at work and home, and professional development is something you’ll do when you have the time. Well, to quote Georgia Byng, “There’s no time like the present.” Adding training to your 2014 resolutions means you are committing to growing your professional skills – it means you are committed to investing in yourself and your future.

Resolving yourself to becoming better at what you do is important. Being complacent with your current skill set, or your current position, only works if nothing around you ever changed – if no new technology was invented, if coding never evolved, if your competition was stagnant. One immutable truth in life is that change is constant – you can ignore it and fall behind, or you can embrace it and commit to keeping up.

You’ve Committed …Now What?

You’ve just added training to your list of New Year’s resolutions – well done! So, now what do you do?

First, do your research. Consider your current situation:

  • What skills do you lack?
  • Are there skills that you need to grow?
  • Do you have skills that are a bit rusty from non-use?
  • Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn to do, but haven’t made the time to study?

Once you’ve decided on what you need to learn, start checking out your training options.

  • Who offers training in the subject you want to study?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Would your employer pay your training fees?
  • Do any of your coworkers need to bolster their development?
  • Is there a project your team is struggling, due to lack of technical know-how, to successfully complete?
  • Would group training on a specific subject make sense?

We offer a variety of courses that can be customized, at no additional fee, to fit your team’s needs.

Next, create a plan. Determine when the training is offered, if a schedule is available, and whether it works in your schedule.

  • If necessary, present your plan to your boss for approval.
  • As a courtesy, send your boss a calendar reminder of your training dates.
  • Schedule coverage in the office, if necessary and/or possible, to make sure you can give your training course your full attention.

If you need to travel to the training location, make sure to coordinate travel plans and training registration – don’t wait until the last minute. If your team will complete the training together, our trainers are able to travel to your location – no need to send team members off-site.

Finally, don’t forget to register for the training session. All of the research and planning you’ve done won’t be fruitful unless you follow through with registration. Don’t tell yourself, “Great; I have the information and approval from my boss – I’ll just register later.” Do it immediately. Remember, you have a New Year’s resolution to commit to training in 2014 – don’t lose steam halfway through the process. Contact us today to discuss the options available and to schedule your team’s training – (877) 629-5631 or info@developintelligence.com.

Once you’ve got the dates on your calendar and the money has been paid, congratulations – you have committed to training in 2014. You have committed yourself to developing and improving your skills, and staying current on technology necessary to do your job well.

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New Enterprise Java Beans Training Tutorial

December 20th, 2012

Taking part in the giving spirit of the holidays, we recently uploaded a new training tutorial on Enterprise Java Beans, commonly known as EJB3. The tutorial can be viewed for free on our YouTube channel, or you can go directly to the first part (of 5) by clicking here. Our Enterprise Java Beans tutorial will give you a glimpse into how to create enterprise applications using the three key EJB technologies: session beans, entity beans, and message driven beans.

If your team is considering adopting Enterprise Java Beans, you can find more information on our full Introduction to EJB3 course on our website or call us at (877) 629-5631.

We hope that you had a great year, and may next year be even better than the last. See you in 2013!

Happy holidays,

The DevelopIntelligence Team