Yes.. I know.  This is typically an IT Pro blog.. but as a former Software Engineer and all-around geeky guy, it makes me happy to see this really cool resource come into existence.

BDLC

Microsoft is unveiling a new resource for ANYONE who is interested in learning the beginnings/basics/starting-points for developing software.  The Beginner Developer Learning Center is a free online site containing easy-to-use tutorials and lessons for beginners.  Here are the details from an e-mail I received about it:

  • With the Beginner Developer Learning Center, people with little or no computer programming experience can Happy New Developernow learn how to build personalized Windows applications and Web sites through a series of fun, non-intimidating, multimedia, step-by-step tutorials.
  • There are 45 lessons and 31 short How-To videos that are organized into 2 learning paths: the Windows Development track, and the Web Development track. Each lesson is categorized into 3 levels of difficulty in order to provide a smooth learning progression.
  • As a result, they are becoming more attractive and accessible for people with no prior computer programming experience.

If you or someone you love would love to learn how to build their own applications, check it out!