Is Coding The Key To IT Survival?

Is Coding The Key To IT Survival? (via InformationWeek)

Commentary Andrew Conry Murray Automation will eliminate IT jobs, so cultivate coding skills if you want to thrive, argues one observer. It’s time for IT to address the need to acquire developer and programming skills. That’s a position advocated…

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Runnable raises $2M to fix the code discoverability problem for developers

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Runnable raises $2M to fix the code discoverability problem for developers (via Pando Daily)

By Michael Carney On October 30, 2013The way we write code is changing. No longer do most developers spend the bulk of their time creating new code from scratch. Instead, they largely combine existing open source code, third-party APIs, and other off…

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Beyonce Makes Dying Fan Wish Come True: This Will Make You Cry

In the spirit of Christmas and all that is right with the world, Beyonce granted a dying fan her one wish; to sing and dance with her. We were in tears after viewing this video. Beyonce is truly a standout star but most importantly a compassionate and generous humanitarian. Watch the popular video below that’s blowing up the Internet:

 

So a cyber Grinch stole your card at Target? Here’s what to do.

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English: Debit Card فارسی: کارت عابر بانک العربية: بطاقة الصراف الآلي (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As if selling the Beyonce CD wasn’t bad enough…

So a cyber Grinch stole your card at Target? Here’s what to do. (via The Christian Science Monitor)

American consumers woke up to a post-shopping scare Thursday, as the US mass retailer Target reported the cybertheft of as many as 40 million credit and debit card numbers of its customers at the height of the Christmas shopping season, starting around…

 

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Hackbright Boot Camp Moves Women Into Coding Careers

Hackbright Boot Camp Moves Women Into Coding Careers (via Dice News in Tech)

Hackbright Academy in San Francisco is a 10-week boot camp with a twist: Not only is the year-old program for women only, all of its graduates began with established careers in non-STEM fields. Through its intensive training, mentoring, final projects…

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Coding Challenge: Best Have a Card Up Your Sleeve

Coding Challenge: Best Have a Card Up Your Sleeve (via Dice News in Tech)

Our newest coding challenge runs through January, ending on Jan. 31, 2014, so you should have plenty of time for it. It’s about a card game called Sevens. The game is for three to seven players. To set it up, deal all 52 cards between the players.…

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To Beat the Software Interview, Think Video Games

A typical retail display (in Geneva, Switzerla...
A typical retail display (in Geneva, Switzerland) with a large selection of games for several major consoles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
To Beat the Software Interview, Think Video Games (via Dice News in Tech)

By Ben Weiss I think we can all agree that interviewing for software development jobs could be a little more fun because as it currently stands, the whole process pretty much sucks. First, you have to get noticed, which seems all but impossible with…

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How NSA reportedly uses Google cookies could be next privacy flash point (+video)

How NSA reportedly uses Google cookies could be next privacy flash point (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

In this undated file photo made available by Google shows the campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Connie Zhou/Google/AP/File) Web cookies that allow advertisers to keep tabs on individual Internet users’ browsing habits…

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The girls who can: Inside a coding class in Joburg

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Joburg Art Fair at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The girls who can: Inside a coding class in Joburg (via www.girlguides.co.za)

Developing an app can be very a challenging task for anybody who is trying it for the first time, but with a lot of dedication, patience and focus, it can be very enriching and empowering. This was the experience of 16 young women over the age of 18…

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