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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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Why Java Skills Matter Now, And Will In The Future

Whether you want to make a new mobile app for the Android operating system, you’re building a new piece of innovative software, or are looking to alter an existing piece of software with a plug-in, chances are pretty good Java’s going to be a good choice. Amid all the noise around the the fast moving world of high tech, despite its age, Java continues to be one of the most used languages. The coding language, that just recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary last month, continues to be one...

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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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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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3 Modern Tech Juggernauts That Leverage Java

While most technological hardware, like our phones and laptops, might seem obsolete after 20 years, computer software coding language Java is alive and strong today. The coding language celebrated its 20 year anniversary recently and is, to date, one of the most popular programming languages in the world at large corporations. Running on operating systems MacOSX, Windows, Linux and Solaris; cellphones, laptops, tablets, and desktop computers, Java is considered one of the most prevalent coding...

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Zip Code Wilmington Announces All Members of Initial Graduating Class Obtained Employment Opportunities

Every graduate of the advanced coding bootcamp will enter into full-time employment or a paid internship upon completion of the course. Wilmington, DE – Zip Code Wilmington, a coding bootcamp providing training in advanced computer programming techniques, announced today that all 16 members of its initial graduate class have secured offers of full-time employment, or a paid apprenticeship, that they will enter upon completion of the course, which finished on Friday. Students, who before...

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The most in-demand (and valuable) programming languages

A new study reveals that Java developers make the most while JavaScript programmers are the most wanted. People choosing to enter the glamorous world of computer programming often wonder what language(s) are the best to learn. As I’ve written before, Python is a popular choice for beginners, for a number of reasons. But what languages will offer you the best chance at getting hired or will offer the highest salaries? A new study by Carl Joseph and Terence Siganakis of MS Gooroo sheds some light...

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9 Reasons You Should Start Learning Java Today

Over the last 20 years, Java's consistently considered one of the best programming languages to ever be created. Two decades is a long time for any Programming language, and Java has bee used consistently every single day of the last twenty years. Recent game-changing updates to the language include Enum, Generics, and Autoboxing in Java 5, performance improvement with Java 6, and Google's choice of language for Android apps development, keeps Java as front line programming language. Corporate...

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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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The Training You Need Today, For The Jobs Of Tomorrow

Everything has a beginning. All of the world’s greatest athletes, artists, leaders, and musicians were all novices at one time. But the common thread that runs throughout their professional lives is they all received the right training to be successful. All the best athletes had coaches throughout their time playing, and every great musician was first taught to play their instrument. At Zip Code Wilmington, we may not be teaching you how to hit a home run or play the violin, but what we are...

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