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7 Crazy Myths About Coding Debunked

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....

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Programming Languages that are in demand in the Financial Sector

To start my blog post, I would like to state that Programming knowledge and skills do have a say in the bustling world of finance. And with the way the finance industry shifts to becoming more automated and technologically inclined these days, programmers and developers in the finance sector are certainly of high demand. For example, top financial institutions like Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse have adopted Scala programming language for many of its features including currying, type...

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Gov. Markell highlights efforts to adapt Delaware's workforce to new technologies

In his latest message, Gov. Jack Markell highlighted recent efforts to train Delaware’s workforce to keep up with changing technologies. He used coding bootcamp Zip Code Wilmington as an example. Zip Code Wilmington recently achieved a hundred percent job placement for its first round of graduates. The 16 participants now have full-time IT positions in places including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Capital One. In their new jobs, their salaries average $55,000. Markell noted one...

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3 Books Every Developer Needs To Read

There are a lot of developers in the world, though no two are the same. Each person—young or old— has followed a different path in their life to get to where they are, and the world of software developers is no different. Some earn their roles by going to traditional four year colleges to earn computer science degrees, or they earn an english degree. Some are self-taught, holing themselves in their rooms for hours tinkering with the most basic code, or building the most basic program. While...

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How Java Changed Programming Forever

They say that fire brought man out of the dark ages, and the internal combustion engine brought us chugging into the industrial revolution. Java turned 20 in May 2015. The formative years of what is potentially one the most important eras in the history of man kind. The technological revolution drives the economy, our social lives, and is actively shaping how we live. What started as a side project for Java founder James Gosling, while he was at Sun Microsystems, has started something of its...

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Zip Code graduates another class, marches toward perfect recipe for bootcamp

This article is courtesy of Technical.ly DE, and was written by Lindsay Pondraza. Zip Code Wilmington graduated its second class last Friday, and the school’s educators said with each cohort, they’re getting the recipe for a successful coding bootcamp down to a science. “With each prospective class, we get a little better and they get a little stronger coming out,” said Anthony Pisapia, the head of school. The proof is in the numbers: The second class began with 31 students, four of whom...

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According to Recent Research, Java Developers Pocket the Most

This article is courtesy of CRN, and was written by Jack Gilbert. Java is the programming language with the highest average salary, according to Emolument report Java is the programming language with the highest average wage for UK developers, according to a report from salary benchmarking site Emolument. The report, which surveyed 1,500 developers in eight countries including the UK, Germany and the US, found that Java developers earn the most, with the average salary per developer in the UK...

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First state moving toward technology’s forefront

It’s a weekday in New Castle County, and the tech startups of downtown Wilmington are finessing the expanding details of their infant businesses, ideas borne from a “we-should-really-do-this” attitude and the hope that investors might see potential. Fewer than 15 miles away, in the offices of the Delaware Technology Park, four separate buildings are home to 54 tenants — science and tech-based businesses flourishing in an infrastructure intended to accelerate success. It includes private funding...

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Coding Bootcamps are Disrupting Traditional Education

Each year tuition and college fees increase, leading exiting students to have a massive amount of debt. According to The College Board, over the past decade, the average increase for universities is 5%, which is higher than the general inflation rate and increase in personal income. By 2033 students attending a public university with in-state tuition can look at nearly $100K in debt after four years of school (current average of $40K). However, the current job market is becoming even more...

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Coding Bootcamps Filling A Need

The idea of intensive, targeted learning is not a new one. Vocational schools have existed for decades. In 1963, the Vocational Education was passed, thus beginning the modern era of federal funding for career and technical education. Then, in 1990, the Perkins Act further defined the vocational education as: “Organized educational programs offering a sequence of courses which are directly related to the preparation of individual in paid or unpaid employment in current or emerging...

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