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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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The History Of Programming Languages

The history of tech was developed using coding languages. Nothing tweets, posts, likes, favorites, saves, or happens at all without coding languages. And the truth is, the future of technology and computing will be shaped by coding languages too. With tech integrating into our every day lives more and more, it's a safe bet that learning how to code is going to help you at some point in the future. At Zip Code Wilmington, we're getting students prepped and setup for a career in coding in under a...

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Eight Reasons You Should Learn Java

Let’s get one thing clear: learning how to program opens up endless opportunities and has endless benefits. You can learn it from the comfort of your own home, the job market wants and needs you, and it’s fun. Now, there are lots of programming languages out there to choose from, and I don’t believe in competition between them. All languages were created for a specific reason, and have evolved and contributed in some way to the technological advances of our times. Pitting them against each...

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C or Java: Which Is Best For Your Career?

This question originally appeared on Quora: Which would better for a career, Java or C# and why? Answer by Shiva Shinde, a software developer at Enjifit, on Quora Obviously, go for Java. Shiva Shinde's answer to Why is Java so important? Java is open source, even C# is open source now (announced by Microsoft Nov, 2014). I agree C# is less verbose than Java, C# has more support and backing from Microsoft. You are targeting Microsoft platforms only (it's worth remembering that Microsoft...

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2016's Most In Demand Coding Languages

Article courtesy of Katie Boukamp over at CodingDojo. Glassdoor recently published a report on the top 25 lucrative, in-demand jobs. More than half of the jobs listed are in tech and require programming skills. If you’re interested in a fast-growing and lucrative career, you might want to make learning to code next on your checklist! Next comes the hard part – deciding on the best programming language to learn. To help narrow things down, we compiled data from Indeed.com (database including...

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Why is Java so Important to Employers?

Let’s start with Java’s place right now. According to an IEEE survey that looked at 10 factors, including GitHub repositories, data from Google trends and Twitter posts, Java is the top programming language, ahead of C, C++, and Python. HTML came in a lowly 14th place. In a second poll focusing on the purely mobile languages, Java held the top spot. It is the language of choice for LinkedIn, eBay, Tumblr, Reddit and Google. Why? In technical terms it has a long list of virtues. Power-users will...

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3 Tech Skills Needed To Succeed Today

Times have changed. The same skills you needed to be successful in Corporate America in the 1950’s are no longer all you need to succeed. The fast moving world of technology has changed all that. Today, if you’re looking for a new job, or are looking to advance in your current career, it’s important for you to attain the necessary skills. The truth is, if you have strong tech skills, the odds of you getting that job you’re chasing increase dramatically. And in most cases, you have a leg up in...

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Career as a Software Developer

Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you're first learning how to cook or beginning your career in the fast-moving highly competitive world of software development, you're going to make some mistakes. Whether that comes in the form of burning your dinner or breaking code is just a matter of context. the truth is, there are mistakes made by everyone at every level of an organization. Whether it's the CEO moving the company in the wrong direction, the social media manager of an organization...

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Open data in Wilmington has been a hot topic this month

As we noted in November, there’s an open data movement afoot in Delaware. In just a month, the campaign for more transparency has grown even stronger: the Wilmington Office for Economic Development, City Council and the Open Data Delaware Meetup have all begun pushing the movement forward. The director of Wilmington’s Economic Development office, Jeff Flynn, said the office purchased the domain opendatawilmington.com the other week. “Wilmington is ready for open data,” he said. So far, the site...

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The Power of Play; Win a game, land a job?

As head of Uber’s hiring growth team, Bob Cowherd is always seeking innovative ways to recruit engineers. The hitch with traditional hiring — resume, phone interview, in-person interviews, in-house tests — is that “only very far into the interviewing process do you see how talented the candidate is,” he said. So he was intrigued by San Francisco startup CodeFights, which crafts programming challenges for online competitions. Uber worked with CodeFights to develop a timed, competitive coding...

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