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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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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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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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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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Java Turns 20: Bring On The Internet of Things

This article is courtesy of OracleVoice. The Java programming language may be turning 20 years old, but it manages to stay young by taking on the day’s biggest computing challenges—including the Internet of Things. And by staying young, Java will help companies of all sizes adapt to a quickly shifting economic environment. One important shift of great importance to businesses—and their developers—is the Internet of Things. The Java ME platform is a smaller version of the well-established Java...

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Huge Investments Being Made into Delaware's Technology Infrastructure

JPMorgan Chase is expanding in Delaware as a few details were revealed on the company’s new site at the former AstraZeneca South Campus. Spokesman Paul Hartwick said the property is “currently being updated” with the building expected to be occupied in coming months. Hartwick says the building will serve as a technology hub for JPMorgan Chase businesses throughout the world. The modern campus, with amenities that would appeal to a technology-based workforce, went on the market when AstraZeneca...

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Infographic: Is A Coding Bootcamp Right For You?

With the amount of attention (albeit warranted) placed on the world of software development, it's no wonder people are looking for ways to access the industry. The prevailing, and wholly incorrect, view of the current state of the industry is that it is relegated to the young, the un-established professional. The icons of the industry like Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook and James Gosling with Java are revered for their accomplishments. But the truth is, the opportunity to create something...

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