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7 things every new programmer should know

Veteran software developers share the lessons they’ve learned over the years about how to successfully navigate the professional coding business

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How to fix the tech talent shortage

There is a frightening shortage of IT skills in the United States today. Why is the shortage of skilled developers so threatening? Because failure to capitalize on digital trends and transform can result in lost competitive...

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Top 10 technology schools

Interested in going to one of the best colleges or universities to study technology? Here are the top 10 schools known for their computer science and engineering programs.

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Three months, one degree, $100K salary: Is this the future of IT training?

Crash courses in coding may be a launchpad for careers, but can they deliver developers that really get it?

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Free course: Learn basic Cisco networking

In partnership with tech training provider PluralSight, Network World offers a free online course on CCNA routing and VLANs

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8 free tools that teach kids how to code

It’s never too soon to teach kids to code. After all, they are already growing up surrounded by technology and are naturals when it comes to tablets, smartphones and computers. Here are eight websites and apps you can use to get your...

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Free course: "JavaScript: The Good Parts"

In partnership with tech training provider Pluralsight, ITworld is offering a free online JavaScript course by Douglas Crockford, author of "JavaScript: The Good Parts" and Senior JavaScript Architect at PayPal

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The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

Sure, stock prices can dive, but the longer-term problem is what the bubble does to computer science college enrollments

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The 8 most in-demand IT security certifications

The most recent IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index from research and analysis firm Foote Partners confirms that IT pros holding security certifications can expect premium pay

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Tech experts rake in the cash by teaching online

As online education platforms proliferate, some IT pros are making bank by teaching online. Just beware negative reviews from students

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Waste of time or wise investment? Two sides of user security training

Cynics say no amount of security training can prevent users from slipping up and bulletproof defenses are the only answer

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8 free sites that teach you how to program

Want to learn to code, but aren't interested in paying pricey fees? Here are eight great websites that will teach you how to program on your own time, from the comfort of your own home and for free.

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IT job demand remains steady, but H-1B questions linger

The IT market slumped somewhat across May and June, but H-1B visa controversies are getting attention and action

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The midyear state of the IT job market

The tech market is booming and that's good news for today's tech workers

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IT hiring rebounds from its winter slump

With more than 14,000 IT jobs added in May, hiring heads upward again, but questions about the H-1B program grow more heated

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How to hire for personality and train for skills

Even in a tight IT labor market, finding talent with the right technology skillsets probably isn't your biggest challenge. What's much more difficult is finding talent with the right personality fit

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Learn data science and more with new and improved MOOCs

With recent enhancements, you can now get a truly useful education from Coursera and its ilk -- in data science, machine learning, and many other subjects

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Get real about user security training

Do you despair that users will never learn to avoid stupid security mistakes that compromise your organization? Maybe you're not spending enough time and effort on training

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