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How to Get Your First Programming Job

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I came across this interesting thread – How did you get your first Python job?  Many ideas in this thread apply to finding other software jobs when you don’t have prior job experience to show. Some of the techniques (from this thread and others): Create useful apps (in your favorite language) and give them away. Work on open […]

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Your Brain and The Concept of Desirable Difficulty

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The struggle and frustration you feel at the edges of your abilities— that uncomfortable burn of “almost, almost”— is the sensation of constructing new neural connections, a phenomenon that the UCLA psychologist Robert Bjork calls “desirable difficulty.” Your brain works just like your muscles: no pain, no gain. The concept is not new. In several […]

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The Looming Skill Gap in Tech

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From The Modernization of Computer Science Education Most people, especially in Silicon Valley, are aware that there aren’t enough engineers graduating from college today. By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that there will be 1.4 million computer science (CS) jobs available, but only enough graduates to fill 30 percent of these jobs. What’s perhaps […]

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PaaS is the New App Server

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Recommended Read – How PaaS is changing Enterprise App Development “PaaS is the new app server” does the trick. Like the Java application servers of yesteryear, PaaS delivers a service-rich, highly available dev, test, and deploy environment, plus a big dual bonus: cloud scalability and (in most cases) support for multiple languages. The real story […]

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Cloud Interoperability, Cloud and Big Data, Cloud Skills, Everything As A Service, Cloud for Small Businesses

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A few cloud links from TopicMinder Alerts: Coupling Big Data With Cloud Computing To Reap Finer Results! Cloud Hosting emerged as a pioneering concept and led to the democratization of IT sector. With expanded reach to the masses, it has brought in drastic cost reduction with ample application choices giving users the power to make […]

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Data Science Salaries in 2013

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“Whether you call it Big Data, data science, or simply analytics, modern businesses see data as a gold mine.” This was in evidence in this salary survey results. From O’Reilly Data Science Survey ( a free ebook on registration): By a significant margin, more respondents used SQL than any other tool (71% of respondents, compared to 43% […]