One of the cardinal rules they teach you in any basic writing class is Show, don't tell -- meaning, don't just state your point; illustrate it. ("Please don't lick the door, son" has more punch than "My child needs to work on his hygiene.")
Well, we do a lot of writing here on developerWorks, and we usually do a pretty darn good job of showing you how to make the most of software development tools and technologies. But sometimes words alone don't cut it. That's where our on-demand demos come in. These quick product walkthroughs use video and narration to bring technologies to life in a way that words alone cannot. They cover a wide range of products (everything from business analytics to WebSphere products) and skill levels (from installation to advanced functionality). Seeing is believing.
And for those of you who prefer to stick with the more traditional medium, check out the cornucopia of well-written articles below.
In the meantime, I need to go clean a door.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- Hook into Wikipedia using PHP and the MediaWiki API (XML)
- Design concurrent data structures for parallel computing (AIX and UNIX)
- Build cloud-readiness into your Java EE containers (Cloud computing)
- Build a Python app for parsing shared memory dumps (Linux)
- Distributed concurrent programming in Erlang (Open source)
- Combine Rational Functional Tester with Rational TestManager to automate test cases (Rational)
- WebSphere Service Registry and Repository topologies, from evaluation to production (WebSphere)