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The Most in Demand Programming Languages on Wall Street

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein raised some eyebrows last year when he said that banks are, in essence, technology companies. But the fact is, roughly 25% of Goldman’s staff work in technology – more than in any other sector. With analytics, mobile and web security poised to be major priorities for banks in 2015, tech departments on Wall Street should only continue to grow. But where will all the hiring occur? The key is to look at the programming languages that banks are, and aren’t, using....

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Which freaking big data programming language should I use?

Interested in reading the original article? Check it out over on InfoWorld. You have a big data project. You understand the problem domain, you know what infrastructure to use, and maybe you've even decided on the framework you will use to process all that data, but one decision looms large: What language should I choose? (Or perhaps more pointed: What language should I force all my developers and data scientists to suffer?) It's a question that can be put off for only so long. Sure, there's...

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The 8 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2016

Interested in reading the original? Check it out over at General Assembly. In 2012, Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared, “Software is eating the world.” By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But a study by Gartner projects that universities are not likely to produce enough qualified graduates to fill even about 30% of these jobs. This means that the door is wide open for individuals who do not have a...

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Gov. Markell highlights efforts to adapt Delaware's workforce to new technologies

In his latest message, Gov. Jack Markell highlighted recent efforts to train Delaware’s workforce to keep up with changing technologies. He used coding bootcamp Zip Code Wilmington as an example. Zip Code Wilmington recently achieved a hundred percent job placement for its first round of graduates. The 16 participants now have full-time IT positions in places including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Capital One. In their new jobs, their salaries average $55,000. Markell noted one...

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3 Books Every Developer Needs To Read

There are a lot of developers in the world, though no two are the same. Each person—young or old— has followed a different path in their life to get to where they are, and the world of software developers is no different. Some earn their roles by going to traditional four year colleges to earn computer science degrees, or they earn an english degree. Some are self-taught, holing themselves in their rooms for hours tinkering with the most basic code, or building the most basic program. While...

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Zip Code Wilmington achieves full job placement for its first graduating class

This article is courtesy of Delaware Public Media. Zip Code Wilmington, a bootcamp to train coders, has achieved a hundred percent job placement for its first round of graduates. The 16 graduates learned how to code in Java and Javascript over the course of 12 weeks, which was completed last Friday. Tuition costs $2,000, but is paid back through apprenticeships with local companies. Tech Impact, a nonprofit that manages the program, offered full tuition scholarships to seven students who earned...

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Real-World Problems Being Solved by Java

Check out the original article on DZone. We talked with 11 business professionals who have been involved with the Java ecosystem for most, if not all, of their career and asked them about some of the real-world problems being solved by Java. Specifically we spoke to: Anthony Kilman, Tech Lead, AppDynamics |Gil Tene, CTO, Azul Systems |Bhartendu Sharma, Vice President of Operations, Chetu |Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect, Isomorphic Software | Fred Simon, Co-Founder and Chief...

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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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6 Reasons To Hire a Coding Bootcamp Graduate

Original article courtesy of coding dojo. If you have ever passed on a potential hire because they have coding bootcamp experience rather than a formal CS degree, it’s time to forget everything you think you know about bootcamp graduates and reconsider your options. Max Nisen at Business Insider eloquently illustrates the following point in his article Google Has Started Hiring More People Who Didn’t Go to College: "Computer-science degrees teach theory and help the best engineers advance the...

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First state moving toward technology’s forefront

It’s a weekday in New Castle County, and the tech startups of downtown Wilmington are finessing the expanding details of their infant businesses, ideas borne from a “we-should-really-do-this” attitude and the hope that investors might see potential. Fewer than 15 miles away, in the offices of the Delaware Technology Park, four separate buildings are home to 54 tenants — science and tech-based businesses flourishing in an infrastructure intended to accelerate success. It includes private funding...

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