I still like books, and all but admit that I struggle every time I try to open my "Mastering Xpages" book. I am making good progress with Head First Java, but still have a ways to go. Books are great for helping me fall asleep.
This year I was turned on to Lynda.com, which is amusing for me because my wife's name is Linda. I first heard about it from listening to the Taking Notes podcast. Since then I have signed up and have completed 8 courses, and have many more that I intend to watch. It cost $25 a month and is well worth it.
The course I have completed on Lynda.com are:
- Up and Running with HTML - although I knew this pretty well, this helped fill in the gaps with the current version of HTML. James Williamson is an excellent teacher.
- HTML5 First Look - Great course on the new standard for the web
- CSS Fundamentals - I really needed this one.
- Responsive Design Fundamentals - I feel better prepared for the eventual mobile development project
- CGI Essential Training - older course, but I wanted to know more about the old way of doing things
These are courses I am currently working through:
- jQuery Essential Training - taking lots of notes, great course so far
- Java Essential Training - using to help train my daughter to learn java
- Up and Running with Bootstrap - just started this one
In the future, I have intentions to use Lynda.com to learn Sharepoint, and Ruby on Rails, just because I want to know how other frameworks do things, and you never know when that might be needed.
In addition to Lynda.com, I have a free month to use at some point on pluralsight.com, which has a lot of the same content.
I am also working through Matt White's XPages101, but I will save that for another post.