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The Future Of Coding Education Has Arrived In Wilmington

Every day that passes, the business world becomes more dependent on technology; it's where the future of business lies. The challenge businesses across the world are confronting is the distinct shortage of talented individuals to develop the technology their future depends on. Enter Zip Code Wilmington. On June 1st, 2015 we officially launched the program at the Nemours Building in Wilmington. We gathered to celebrate the beginning of one of the most exciting and transformative technology...

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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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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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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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