Facebook is Sending Its Employees to Boot Camp....Coding Boot Camp!

By Martin Schaeferle

Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 1.03.29 PMFor those of you keeping track of the big trends in the IT and online marketing world, you'll know that mobile computing is poised to be "the" big issue for 2013 and beyond. After all, more and more users are surfing the Web from mobile devices, and it's sending all sorts of shockwaves throughout Silicon Valley. For example, companies like Dell, which specialize in manufacturing PCs (remember them?) are in big trouble. The same with Intel, whose business model is predicated on selling chips for mainframe and workstations. And then there's Google, who has restructured their AdWords program so that more of their customers place ads on mobile devices, where they pay-per-click rates for Google are higher. And now Facebook is joining the party. According to this article, the company is sending employees - even non-IT employees - to "coding boot camp." And it's not just plain old coding - it's mobile development that they're focusing on. After all, the company's mantra nowadays is "mobile first." You can see a trend developing here. The bottom line: if you're an IT professional looking to make yourself marketable, mobile development is where it's at. And with C# being hailed as mobile's best hope, our C# tutorial video is a great place to start! learnc    

Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.

This blog entry was originally posted March 08, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle