Software Development

5 IT Contract Jobs That Easily Go Full-Time

Moving from a contract position to a full-time one is pretty common in IT. Contracting is a way for companies to test technical skills and cultural fit before they commit to an employee—especially an expensive one. “Mid-market and larger companies like to hire in bulk, so they really gauge the fit and eventually make a permanent home for the best people,” said Andy McCall, managing partner for executive search and consulting firm McCall & Lee. “It’s a great way [so]… continue…

Are Freelance Developer Sites Worth Your Time?

Posted In Programming
Many websites allow you to look for freelance programming jobs or Web development work. (, for example, offers links to several dozen.) The problem for developers in the European Union and the United States is that competition from rivals in developing countries is crushing fees for everybody, as the latter can often undercut on price. This isn’t a situation unique to software development; look at how globalization has compelled manufacturing jobs to move offshore, for example. Check out the latest… continue…

Amazon Hiring at Liquavista & Lab126

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Word on the street is that Amazon is hiring IT professionals, as it ramps up its Kindle research and development efforts. According to Good E-Reader, Amazon is working on a full color e-reader with a six-inch screen, similar to the resolution offered with its existing Kindles. Some of the positions Amazon is seeking to fill include process quality engineer, product test engineer, process development engineer, product development manager, and an Asia-based operations program manager. The new senior level positions will… continue…

A Tenuous Future for Google Code?

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Google Code, the company’s project-hosting site for developers, could soon get the axe, reports InfoWorld. The “most obvious” reason why Google Code might be dumped is that it hasn’t added a new feature since 2011, InfoWorld notes, though there is also the rise of GitHub, which has accelerated the practice of coding as a “collective and social” endeavor — exactly what Google Code had set out to accomplish. Indeed, the last feature added to Google Code was the addition of… continue…

Demand for IT Engineers Shows in Salaries

Posted In Looking in Tech
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IT engineers continue to be in demand, and the proof is in their salaries, according to the 2013–2014 PayScale College Salary report. Their roles accounted for a sizable chunk of the top 10 salaries across all industries when measured by median pay for graduates with at least 10 years of experience. Computer engineering majors, sharing sixth place with electrical engineering majors, had an annual median salary of $106,000 for those at the mid-career level. When starting out – with five… continue…

$50K Student-Coder Contest Aims to Reward Creativity

Posted In DataCenter
Organizers of the “Dream it. Code it. Win it” contest say it was created to reward creativity. continue…

Software-Development Tools Belong in the Browser

Posted In Cloud
Software development tools will soon follow consumer applications into the cloud. continue…

Health Clinic Chain Brings Tech Center to New Orleans

Posted In Looking in Tech
Healthcare clinic ChenMed has opened a new technology development operation in New Orleans, as part of an expansion of its software subsidiary ChenTech, that calls for hiring up to 50 new employees. ChenTech develops software applications for physicians, hospitals and clinics using Java, PHP, HTML5 and iOS. The software development center is located in the central business district of New Orleans and is expected to hit full employment in the next two to three years. The new positions are expected… continue…

Who Are Software Developers?

Posted In Cloud
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It takes a special type of person to write code. continue…

Jobs in Building Information Modeling

Posted In Looking in Tech
Long before construction managers of the new Yankee Stadium gave the go-ahead to break ground, they knew exactly how the massive project would play out. Even before the earth movers dug up the first mound of dirt, engineers and architects had identified multitudes of possible snags. And even before physical work began, they were able to address them, saving thousands of man hours and enabling construction to finish months ahead of schedule. “It’s a very sophisticated building,” says Paul Sullivan,… continue…