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Fight the talent shortage with citizen developers

You might not need a degree in computer science to become a software developer. Some businesses are turning to coding hobbyists and enthusiasts to fill the need for tech talent.

Are checked exceptions good or bad?

Checked exceptions are controversial. Some programmers think that checked exceptions are a good language feature but others hold a different point of view. This post introduces checked exceptions (for the benefit of the unfamiliar)...

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How to crack the coding challenge

Coding interviews are nerve-wracking, even for programmers with a computer science or engineering degree. They are e even scarier if you're a self-taught programmer. But using blind coding challenges can help boost your performance...

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Why scripts are better than politicians

The day that we've all been waiting for or waiting to get beyond is now upon us. As one of the most contentious political elections ever crashes to a close, it's time to think like the techies we are. So, here are some reasons...

Here Be Dragons: The 7 of the most vexing problems in programming

The 7 most vexing problems in programming

Here be dragons: These gnarly corners of the coding world can be formidable foes, even for seasoned pros

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5 sites that help you showcase your professional talents

Your personal brand is increasingly important in the job market, and what better way to show off your talents than with an online portfolio? These five websites will help you build and maintain a portfolio that will set you apart from...

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Is Twitter's dead developer conference another nail in its coffin?

Twitter will not host its annual Flight developer conference this year amid speculation and uncertainty about the company's future. Its bruised relationship with developers may be a sign of what's to come.

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I’ll have what she’s having… Tech design that leads to 'positive' addictions at work

Successful gaming apps appeal to neurotransmitters in our brains that make us feel happy and connected -- and make us want to come back for more. It’s possible to design to business applications and activities that have the same...

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10 things that tick off software developers

Developers are people, too, and they get annoyed by the same things that bug the rest of us: Co-workers, endless meetings and bad office coffee. But some issues are unique to developers. Here are the top 10 things that tick off...

The Power of Lazy Programming

The power of lazy programming

These 13 tools and techniques prove that, when it comes to coding, laziness is a virtue

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Simple, JVM-friendly Golo may aid IoT developers

With concurrency and runtime improvements, the JVM language becomes more attractive for IoT development

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Microsoft pursues .Net development unity with .Net Standard

A single base library will reach all three major variants of .Net, solving the code-sharing problem for .Net developers across platforms

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How blind skills challenges can close the skills gap

Blind skills challenges are one way to remove both overt and unconscious bias from the technical hiring process.

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Transforming development in the race to innovate

The technology field is moving faster than ever. With more companies entering the fray businesses are always looking to shorten development times and get to market faster with their product and/or services. Modern practices like...

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$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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Do developers really care about security?

InfoWorld talks with GitHub's Jamesha Fisher about the cultural shifts necessary for baking security early into the devops process

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Top 10 cities for tech workers

A high salary can mean nothing if you're living in a city with a high cost of living, like San Francisco or Boston. But in these 10 cities that are experiencing job growth, you can find a decent salary with a low cost of living.

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