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3 Reasons Why Java Is The Future Of Big Data, And The IoT

While Java’s been around for a little over 20 years, Big Data has only been a buzzword in corporate environments for a little over 5 years. While the concept has existed much longer than that, the majority of us hadn't heard the word. Because it’s so new to so many of us, the term “Big 
Data” is still evolving, and can mean different things to different people. To most people, the term describes any voluminous amount of structure data that can be used, mined, or better understood for...

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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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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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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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5 Tips For Starting A Second Career

Starting a second career is both a difficult decision and an all around difficult undertaking. There are myriad unknowns that could crop up and stifle your dreams. At the same time, there’s seemingly limitless possibility that’s created when you finally do commit to making the switch. Starting a second career is more than just changing jobs, it’s typically defined as starting a new job in a completely different industry or completely different side of the business. Luckily we’re here to shed...

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Java In Great Demand For Great Reasons

No matter where you are in the world, somewhere close by there’s an application running Java. And that gives developers of those applications an overwhelming feeling of job security. From San Francisco to New York City, Java remains one of the most in-demand coding languages for startups and established organizations alike. And there’s no signs of slowing down. According to BLS.gov, the job outlook for software developers is expected to grow 22% through 2022. That’s a stark contrast when...

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How Big Banks Thread The Software Performance Needle

While parallel programming on distributed systems is difficult, making applications scale across multiple machines – or hybrid compute elements that mix CPUs with FPGAs, GPUs, DSPs, or other motors – linked by a network is not the only problem that coders have to deal with. Inside each machine, the number of cores and threads have ballooned in the past decade, and each socket is as complex as a symmetric multiprocessing system from two decades ago was in its own right. With so many cores and...

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Infographic: The Rise Of Coding Bootcamps

At the rate coding jobs are becoming available, for every one employed developer in 2012, by 2015, 2 will be needed; and by 2020, you'll need three for every one. That means in approximately eight years there will be over three times more coding jobs available. The problem is, there aren't enough Americans who have the necessary skills to succeed in this burgeoning field. Jobs are being sent overseas, or people are coming to the United States from other countries to fill these lucrative...

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