This time I want to let you know about the Pluralsight courses I watched during my this years summer holidays. Since the library doesn’t stop growing and you might only have several hours to watch some courses I want to help you choosing the right courses.

C# Interfaces by Jeremy Clark
This was actually the first course I watched during my holidays. I know there were many topics that anyone should already know about. But in pretty much any module I was able to learn something new that I am sure I will use throughout my daily work in future. Especially the module about “explicit interface implementation” has helped me to understand a few new things. I would recommend this course as a refresher or a good entry point to improve the knowledge on how to write well crafted software.

SOLID Principles of Object Oriented Design by Steve Smith
Well I thought that I would know most of the principles involved in the SOLID acronym, but I didn’t. I think it was a great refresher on the topics I already knew about and helped to improve my knowledge about other techniques and topics I haven’t heard about before. I highly recommend this course to any developer who wants to deliver software which is maintainable, testable and easy to read.

So You Want to be an Entrepreneur? by Dan Appleman
This course not only introduces you to the various really important topics you need to know about if you plan to start your own business, but also helps you to understand how entrepreneurs think. Especially the module about people is also interesting if you don’t plan to start your own business. If you plan to do so, you definitely should watch the entire course. Some things mentioned by Dan Appleman apply only to the USA, but most information can somehow be transformed to match the European way.

I hope that I maybe helped you finding a starting point on where to start with watching courses on Pluralsight. They have a huge offer, but if you manage to start, I am sure you will be interested to keep on watching and learning.

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Claudio Bernasconi

Claudio Bernasconi is a professional software developer, Microsoft certified technology specialist, blogger, technology enthusiast and founder of CarParking Schweiz. Since 2010 he works for KMS AG in Lucerne, Switzerland.