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Developers’ Lack of Diversity Still an Issue A recent survey by Stack Overflow highlighted an issue that’s occupied the minds of many in the tech community for... continue...
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Interview Qs for OpenStack Developers The cloud has fueled the popularity of the OpenStack platform, as well as demand for developers and architects who have... continue...
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Don’t Make This Mistake in Technical Interviews

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Technical interviews can prove a stressful affair: You’re never quite sure what the interviewer is going to ask beforehand, and whether you’ll be able to solve the offered problems. Sure, you can ask the interviewer ahead of time whether you’ll face a whiteboard test, a coding challenge, or some sort of app-building nightmare; you can also find out whether the interview is a one-on-one or group affair. Whatever research you can do beforehand, however, the technical questions are often opaque… continue…

How to Vet Your Hiring Manager

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Aside from your gut feelings during the job interview, how do you determine whether the hiring manager is someone you really want to work for? While it’s not politic to ask a manager for references, there are still ways to learn about his or her background, technical skills and approach to management. Determining whether you’re a good fit with your hiring manager is important—if you accept the job, you’ll spend a lot of working hours with that person, so you… continue…

This City Drove the Most Tech-Job Growth: Report

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Which U.S. city leads the nation in creating the most tech-related jobs? Mark Schill, a research director at strategy firm Praxis Strategy Group, crunched a decade’s worth of employment data from 52 metropolitan areas, and came up with an interesting answer: Austin, which enjoyed a 73.9 percent growth in tech-related employment between 2004 and 2014, along with a 36.4 percent growth in STEM jobs. Check out the latest tech jobs in Austin. Raleigh came in second on that list, followed… continue…

Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

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When it comes to programming languages and technologies, developers are an opinionated lot. Mention how much you dislike JavaScript to the wrong person, for example, and prepare for a lengthy (and perhaps emotional) debate. Even the most taciturn developers will talk for hours about which languages they love and hate. In a new survey, Stack Overflow asked 26,086 people in 157 countries which technologies they loved, dreaded, and wanted. Swift topped the “Most Loved” languages and technologies (cited by 77.6… continue…

How to Become a Data Scientist

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What’s the best advice I would give a budding data scientist? Not everyone has the time or the inclination to get a Ph.D. (and doing so full time or part time is a lengthy endeavor). But there is a big demand for the profession right now, with an estimated shortage of as many as 190,000 data scientists, which is unlikely to get filled anytime soon by the people already enrolled in Ph.D. or undergraduate programs. Check out the latest data science… continue…

How Many Hours Does Mark Zuckerberg Work Per Week?

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If you run the world’s largest social network, how many hours can you expect to work a week? In a new Q&A, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested he puts in 50-60 hours a week… at most. “I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better,” he wrote, “but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work.” He added: “I… continue…

Today’s Developers: Self-Taught and Over-Caffeinated

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Stack Overflow recently surveyed several thousand developers about pretty much everything work-related, and the results paint an interesting portrait of what the developer life is like in 2015. Of the 26,036 people surveyed in 157 countries, 32.4 percent self-identified as full-stack developers, 13.6 percent said they were students, and 10.1 percent indicated they were back-end Web developers. In descending order, other professions included mobile developer (9.1 percent), desktop developer (8.3 percent), front-end Web developer (6.0 percent), enterprise-level lead services developer (2.9… continue…