TekPub is a website set up by Rob Conery and James Avery, two very respected named in the world of development, to deliver video content on many development-related subjects. Rob’s one of my development heroes, who previously worked for Microsoft on ASP.Net MVC, gave us the SubSonic data access framework, and has much good content on the web already in video and blog form.
Anyway, TekPub isn’t free, a year’s subscription costs $200 (or you can pay on a per video or monthly basis), but there are several free videos on there which are well worth watching. (I luckily won a year’s free subscription at a NxtGenUG user group meeting, which is what took me there in the first place).
There are two free series of videos, which are both useful. One is based on Mike Gunderloy’s book ‘Coder to Developer’ and basically discussed how to move from a cowboy to a professional developer, making proper use of things like source control and project organisation tools. Not much new for a seasoned developer, but useful for many currently making the journey.
The other free series is called ‘Concepts‘, which (using C#) covers a lot of the things a growing developer needs to learn – IOC Containers, Unit Testing, Interfaces, and even Behaviour Driven Design (BDD).
And if you’re willing to fork out, there are tens if not hundreds of hours of content on subjects from ASP.Net MVC to iPhone development, jQuery, Git, Ruby, and many more.
So instead of turning on the TV tonight, get over to TekPub and learn something useful instead!