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

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...

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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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10 Steps to Learn a New Coding Language Fast

Learning a new language can seem like a daunting task. However, as it is with all types of learning, there are certain techniques and practices that will help you learn the language faster and more efficiently. Here are 10 of the best practices that aspiring programmers can use to quickly start programming in a new language. 1. Make a Time Commitment for Learning So often we think that we can learn a new language spending half an hour a day over the course of a week. While this approach will...

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I want to develop Android Apps – What languages should I learn?

Even if you don’t think we are fully in a Post-PC era, it is clear that mobile platforms play an essential role in many parts of our lives. Whether for fun or for profit, developing Android apps can be rewarding, both personally and financially. Assuming you have a certain level of technical knowledge then it is possible to develop Android apps yourself, but what programming languages do you need to learn? Android SDK Tutorial for beginners Android SDK now has Marshmallow support The official...

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What Programming Language Should a Beginner Learn in 2016?

Interested in reading this amazing post all about the basics of programming languages? Check it out over on CodeMentor.io. Introduction It’s not news that STEM talents are in great demand and are paid well. Online postings for software jobs across the U.S. grew 31% from 2007 to 2012 – nearly 3x faster than overall job postings. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates software developer jobs to continue to grow at 22% from 2012~2022, with a median pay of $95,510 for software app developers...

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The 8 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2016

Interested in reading the original? Check it out over at General Assembly. In 2012, Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared, “Software is eating the world.” By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But a study by Gartner projects that universities are not likely to produce enough qualified graduates to fill even about 30% of these jobs. This means that the door is wide open for individuals who do not have a...

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5 Tech Skills You’ll Need To Succeed In 2016

Jobs today are looking for a different set of skills than they were even just a few years ago. As new tools are developed and implemented into the workforce, the most attractive employees are the ones who rise to the challenge and learn those new tools. Tech skills exist as one of the only business skills that are needed regardless of your industry, department or job title. Whether you’re working in marketing, sales or in a leadership position, having basic and some advanced skills is necessary...

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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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