5 Unmistakable Signs It’s Time For a Career Change

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“I’m giving up too soon. I need to give this place a chance.” “I just graduated. Why do I already feel like I’m on the wrong path?” “Things will change. I just need to give it time.” “Maybe being happy at work is just a pipe dream.” Have you made statements like these before? To feel out of place in your chosen field is not uncommon. Nearly everyone, especially early in their careers, has doubts. You wonder if you chose your field wisely. You question if you picked the right employer. You doubt you have the skills to succeed. Questioning …

7 Crazy Myths About Coding Debunked

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Coding. The very word conjures up myths, misperceptions, and misunderstanding. Most of these misconceptions are tied to the personality traits and abilities needed to succeed at mastering this skill. It’s time you learned the truth. Coding is a viable career path open to everyone. Let’s bust some of the crazier myths about coding skills. You must be a math and science nerd to excel at coding. It’s true, some coding jobs do require a deep understanding of math and science. Most, however, do not. Writing good code requires logical thinking and an understanding of processes. You need a college degree …

On Fire or Fizzled Out? How to Stay Motivated When Making a Career Move

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With all resolutions, you’re on fire when January 1 rolls around. You’re at the gym religiously. You only shop the produce aisle at the grocery store. You swear to limit your Starbucks coffee consumption to only one a week. This year will be different. You’re passionate and ready to roll. Come February…it’s a different story. What once seemed easy is now a chore. You start to lose sight of your end goal. The work gets hard. The passion fades. Your gym bag collects dust. You slowly shift back to old ways and old habits. Like diet and exercise, career moves …

5 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Java Programming

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If programmers run the world, then Java programmers sit at the center of that power structure. If you plan to be a programmer, below are 5 reasons why you should start with Java. It’s the most commonly used programming language in the world. It’s a de facto standard. According to Oracle, 3 billion devices run on Java. The TIOBE Programming Community Index is updated monthly and regularly lists Java as the most popular programming language. Why the constant popularity? Because it has many real-world applications. IEEE Spectrum ranked it as #2 among the 2016 top programming languages. It’s a good …

10 Signs That You’d Make a Great Java Programmer

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Who runs the world? If you ask Beyoncé, the answer is girls. But there’s another good answer to that question: Programmers. Programmers write code, develop apps, engineer automated processes. Just look around you. In how many ways does technology touch your lives? Paying for coffee with a phone tap, tracking a package that you just ordered as it moves through the shipping process, regulating your home’s thermostat by learning when you are and aren’t home. These processes, and so many others, are driven by programming and coding. Do you want to run the world? Here are 10 signs that you …

Why You Need to Apply for Zip Code’s Java Bootcamp Right Now

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If your mantra for 2017 is “New Year, New Career,” you’re in luck. Our next Java Bootcamp starts in April. We’re accepting applications now. If you need an extra push, here are 6 reasons why you need to apply now. You’re unemployed or underemployed and ready for a change. According to this article about the future of work, 30% to 45% of the global working-age population is underutilized. That means a huge chunk of people who want to work are unemployed and are so frustrated that they have stopped trying to look for work, or are actively working in a …

How to Survive and Succeed at a Software Development Boot Camp

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Lots of people have questions about what it takes to succeed at a software development boot camp like Zip Code Wilmington. Below is advice from Zip Code instructors, alumni, and current students (edited for clarity). Words of wisdom from Zip Code Instructor David Ginzberg: Boot camps are not casual affairs. It’s just as important to ensure that you are mentally prepared to attend as it is to make sure those who you care about know what to expect. You will be dedicating almost every waking moment to learning and studying, which means you often won’t have time for social engagements. …

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Calling all Coders!

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“The biggest code competition in the littlest state.” HackerRank framed it best. It’s time to put your coding skills to the test! Are you ready to strut your stuff in front of the country’s top coders? Well this is your chance. Join us in celebrating the art of coding in the land of great beaches, tax free shopping, and Joe Biden; Wilmington, DE! OpenBracket Delaware is going to be one of the country’s largest coding competitions and its’ going to be held in lil’ ol’ Delaware. Thousands of coders are expected to compete online nationwide, and the finalists will be …

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ZCW – Changing the World…One Developer at a Time

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As you’ve probably noticed, software runs the world. From your mobile devices to your TV screen, from your car to your coffee machine, software is all around us, and behind all of it is good, clean, code. Over the past few years the limits to what technology can do for us on an everyday basis has expanded, and with that has come a tremendous need for talented software developers to write the backbone of all of these technologies. Learning a programming language has become just as important, if not more so, than learning to speak a secondary language (sorry, there …

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The 10 Best Programming Languages To Know For 2016

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The technology world is increasing rapidly with every passing year and months as they’re springing up with new trendier smartphones, tablets, and other devices every day. And competition is heated within the market to develop the best. That’s why programmers and internet developers are in tremendous demand these days. This results in the need for current information of programming languages. Many programming languages are offered, and every one of them has distinct functions. When you are simply starting to learn programming, you may not fathom these languages. But if you begin by learning one or two languages and actually master …