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Gaming Therapy: Preview

Starting next week, I will begin posting some gaming style videos featuring me (Kevin) that I have had in my stash for quite a while. And I want to share them with you while I begin to work on new content.

Data Recovery Effort: Update 1

Today many thousands of user accounts were restored successfully… and more!

Data Recovery Effort

Over the last few weeks I have been putting my forensics skills to good use by collecting data from numerous sources to re-populate the WiBit.Net database.

Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 2016!

Hey WiBit Friends! I cannot express how grateful I am for your patience while I have been working through this database crisis. As of right now, WiBit.Net is back online!

Outage Update

Hello Friends. An unfortunate event took place on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 during a routine server maintenance outage.

War on Encryption?

If you are paying attention there has been recent calls for legislation to open vulnerabilities in encryption algorithms. Huh??

I Think I Fell in Love With Linux... All Over Again.

Recently I have rekindled my love affair with Linux. Here is my story. I hope it inspires you to go out and do something that you used to love but haven’t done in a while.

Discouraged Resource

One of our WiBiters brought to our attention that a reddit post mentioned us as a “Discouraged Resource” for learning C++. Let’s take a second to look at the criticism and see what we think!

Welcome, Girls Who Code!

WiBit.Net is proud to announce our partnership with Girls Who Code.

Dockers? Not since the 90s!

No.. not those kind of dockers, “Docker” like the container deployment and virtual machine.

Programming in Tcl: Coming June 1st

WiBit.Net is excited to release our ‘Programming in Tcl’ course!

Is Sharing Pictures of your Children on Social Media Moral?

Oh no! Here is Kevin with a provocative article that could create some dividing lines! Let me first start off by saying that at the time of this writing I have no children, however, an increasing number of people that I know do. My Facebook feed is cluttered with pictures of new parents and their very young kids. I ask the question, is this OK?

OMG!! Tablet Sales Are DOWN!!!

Many bloggers out there are making a pretty big deal about the tablet sales decline over 2014. I would like to throw my opinion into the pile.

.Net Core is Now Open Source

Microsoft swings for the fences and hits it out of the park! .Net is NOW open source!

Introducing... WiBit.Net WiBisodes

Starting last week WiBit.Net began releasing WiBisodes! So, what exactly are they?

WiBit.Net has, like, totally gone Metro!

It was a LONG time in the making, BUT FINALLY, WiBit.Net is proud to announce the release of a series of Windows Apps for your Windows 8.1 devices!

Clean Your IMAP Folders with PHP

Recently I received a message from Gmail stating that my personal account was about to exceed the 40 GB of space I have!

Adding Custom Fonts To Your Website

Not long ago web developers were stuck using a specific subset of universal fonts on their websites. But times have changed!

Announcing a new course on WiBit.Net: Introduction to Scripting Languages!

The team here at WiBit has been hard at work over the past few months putting together a brand new course lineup to roll out. In case the title didn’t give it away, we’re going to cover scripting languages! Yay!

Announcing the new WiBit.Net

Last night we started sending out an email to all of our users from back when we used Drupal letting everyone know that we’ve rebuilt the site. Here is the contents of that email:

Don't Let XML Make You a Cheater

This blog is a reminder that cheating in software development can get you into big trouble.

Microsoft Surface Pro - Productive for Developers

This is not a comprehensive review of the Microsoft Surface Pro, but instead a little blab about one aspect of the device that makes the iPad seem more like a toy.

Database Sandboxing to Increase Performance

Sandboxing is one of those widely used I.T. buzz words. In some circles of software developers this word is on par with other common business buzz terms like “Synergy” or “Innovation”.

How Popular is C?

Recently there have been a few discussions around the WiBit.Net Community about the relevance of C.

Tcl: lsearch Vs. Loop

I recently was having a discussion with a fellow developer about Tcl and regular expressions.

Apple's Hidden Design Flaw Is Right In Front of Our Face

First, let me start by stating that this topic is a good one for an instructional site that teaches computer programming, because all of you are designers in your own right.

Are You a Polyglot Developer? Strive for it!

Last week I came across an interesting word “Polyglot”. It was used to describe a programmer that uses no single programming language more than 50% of the time.

Let's Go Phishing!

Phishing is a tried and true method of mischief online. It has been going on for almost two decades.

Will the real WiBit.Net please stand up?

So….this is awkward. I like to troll Twitter.  I enjoy the massive conversation and all that.

You've decided to become a Software Developer. Now what?

Some of the most common questions the WiBit.Net forum moderators are asked are questions about how to get started.

USA, I'm Coming Home...

It’s hard to believe that my trip to India has come to an end. I guess I was secretly hoping it would last forever.

Watch out complacent American worker!

Watch out complacent American worker! You’ve got a bullseye on your back.

Greetings from India!

Hey WiBBiters! As many of you guys know, I am spending the next few weeks in India.

Flex Mobile Survival Guide

How to stop worrying and win the war! Mobile development has been arduous, volatile, and fragmented to say the least.

Integrating GhostScript with C#

If you never used GhostScript for image manipulation then you are really missing out!

Online Schooling

With WiBit being an online tutorial site I figured it would be a good idea to review online schools to see whats out there in a more official capacity.

WiBit.Net Research: What is the Best Language to Learn?

It is very difficult to decide which language to learn when you’re a newbie!

TicTacToe Challenge: Designing Your Strategy

On August 8, 2011 we issued a TicTacToe Challenge.

To C or Not to C? That is the Question...

When Bryan, Jason, and I began talks about relaunching WiBit.Net we had to decide what approach to take.

Is iOS Better than Android?

It’s kind of funny listening to different developers. Everyone rationalizes their preferences in different ways (some rational some not).

Legacy videos for download!

It has come to my attention lately that a few of our old videos from back in the day were rejected by YouTube due to length

What is WiBit.Net?

If this is your first visit to WiBit.Net you may have no idea what we are, who we are, why we are doing this. I am going to try and clear this up for you.

Graduating High School? Hope to Find a Job After College? Software Engineers Can't Miss!

Entering college and can’t decide on a career path? Check out software engineering, if you want to exit college in a good paying, job friendly environment.

Where to Start Your Software Development Career

In reality, if you’re just getting out of college and you are looking for your first development job I would suggest that you take the first opportunity. When you are a newbie you are valuable because you’re cheap and expendable. When you get years and experience under your belt then you command more respect.

Health and Development... Like Oil and Water

It is no secret that software developers spend a lot of time on their asses.

Kotter's Model of Change for a Software Architect

A good software architect is almost impossible to find as they comprise of 1 part senior developer, 1 part visionary, and 1 part salesperson.

Visual Basic: It's called BASIC for a reason

Over our years as software developers we have grown a distaste for the language Visual Basic.