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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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Best Programming Languages For Job Demand and Salaries, 2015

This article is courtesy of sitepoint. The last time we looked at the best programming languages to learn in 2015, JavaScript, Java, PHP and Python appeared good options when you analyze popularity on sites such as GitHub and StackOverflow. Alternatively, perhaps we can determine the “best” technologies to learn from job-related metrics such as demand and salaries? Career planning company Gooroo examines more than 500,000 IT vacancies throughout the US, UK and Australia to produce their 2015...

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Week 2: Intro to Object Oriented Programming and Memory Usage

This was a special week for the zipcoders. Why? This week, they were formally introduced to the main focus of the course: Java. No, I’m not referring to coffee. Rather, the programming language named after coffee. Java is one of the most important languages in the world. It is also widely used in schools across the world as an introductory language to programming in general; learning Java enables programmers with the ability to easily adapt to other languages in the future. Today, Java is the...

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Week 1 Round-up: Getting started with Git

The first week at Zip Code has been as exciting as it has challenging. When students were confronted with the rigorous coursework, limits were tested and confidence was shaken. It is very important that students realize that building great software is not a one-man effort. At Zip Code, we encourage a community where students are responsible for their fellow classmates’ progress. To promote community, and collaboration we got them started in Git during the first week. Git Git is a version...

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