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How to Survive and Succeed at a Software Development Boot Camp

  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...

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The 10 Best Programming Languages To Know For 2016

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...

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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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Why Learn Java?

Beginner Friendliness Generally, Java was designed to be relatively beginner-friendly in that it assumes the programmer is not that smart or careful, so programmers will be less likely to shoot themselves in the foot when coding Java apps. Relatively Simple to Use Java is a high level language, which means Java abstracts away (i.e. handles for you) most of the complex details of the machine (computer) such as memory management, etc. Thus, you can focus on programming instead of worrying about...

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The Most in Demand Programming Languages on Wall Street

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein raised some eyebrows last year when he said that banks are, in essence, technology companies. But the fact is, roughly 25% of Goldman’s staff work in technology – more than in any other sector. With analytics, mobile and web security poised to be major priorities for banks in 2015, tech departments on Wall Street should only continue to grow. But where will all the hiring occur? The key is to look at the programming languages that banks are, and aren’t, using....

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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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Zip Code Wilmington achieves full job placement for its first graduating class

This article is courtesy of Delaware Public Media. Zip Code Wilmington, a bootcamp to train coders, has achieved a hundred percent job placement for its first round of graduates. The 16 graduates learned how to code in Java and Javascript over the course of 12 weeks, which was completed last Friday. Tuition costs $2,000, but is paid back through apprenticeships with local companies. Tech Impact, a nonprofit that manages the program, offered full tuition scholarships to seven students who earned...

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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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