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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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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 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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10 Surprisingly Interesting Ways to Earn a Living Using Java

This article appeared originally on New Relic. Amazingly enough, some people don’t find coding exciting—it’s just another boring job to them. But while there may be plenty of boring programming jobs out there, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for one of them. Programmers have all sorts of opportunities to do something interesting with their skills, especially if they know Java. javalogoJava is perhaps the most popular language among employers right now, which means there’s a huge variety of...

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6 Reasons To Hire a Coding Bootcamp Graduate

Original article courtesy of coding dojo. If you have ever passed on a potential hire because they have coding bootcamp experience rather than a formal CS degree, it’s time to forget everything you think you know about bootcamp graduates and reconsider your options. Max Nisen at Business Insider eloquently illustrates the following point in his article Google Has Started Hiring More People Who Didn’t Go to College: "Computer-science degrees teach theory and help the best engineers advance the...

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10 signs a career in coding and software development might be right for you

In recent tests to assess the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds from across the world, the UK ranked 26th for maths and 20th for science, down overall from 28th and 16th respectively in 2009. For a view of young people's potential in computer programming careers, however, such tests don't necessarily tell the full story. Employers look for other personal attributes and skills, beyond academic credentials, when assessing candidates' suitability, for instancecreativity, a collaborative...

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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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