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How to Survive and Succeed at a Software Development Boot Camp

  Lots of people have questions about what it takes to succeed at a software development boot camp like Zip Code Wilmington. Below is advice from Zip Code instructors, alumni, and current students (edited for clarity). Words of wisdom from Zip Code Instructor David Ginzberg: Boot camps are not casual affairs. It’s just as important to ensure that you are mentally prepared to attend as it is to make sure those who you care about know what to expect. You will be dedicating almost every waking...

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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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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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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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Best Programming Languages For Job Demand and Salaries, 2015

This article is courtesy of Craig Buckler over at 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...

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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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2016's Most In Demand Coding Languages

Article courtesy of Katie Boukamp over at CodingDojo. Glassdoor recently published a report on the top 25 lucrative, in-demand jobs. More than half of the jobs listed are in tech and require programming skills. If you’re interested in a fast-growing and lucrative career, you might want to make learning to code next on your checklist! Next comes the hard part – deciding on the best programming language to learn. To help narrow things down, we compiled data from Indeed.com (database including...

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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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Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t Be a Developer

My hands were shaking…I could barely breathe I had just finished the first one-one-one coding assessment in my six-month coding bootcamp and it had not gone as well as I had wanted. Honestly, I felt like I bombed it. Slowly, I withdrew my hands from the keyboard. My mind was racing. It was going to be ok, right? Surely there would be a point where I didn’t feel so lost? When I wouldn’t feel like I didn’t have a clue, right? Did I just make a huge mistake by putting my life on hold and taking...

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