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Why Antivirus for Servers is Overrated

Why Antivirus for Servers is Overrated

Some servers need antivirus, but many don't. In fact, antivirus solutions may actually affect the performance and stability of your server. Here’s a guide to help you figure it all out.

4 Reasons to Consider Classroom or Live Virtual IT Training

4 Reasons to Consider Classroom or Live Virtual IT Training

When you're just starting out in the world of software development, it can be tempting to rely exclusively on self teach methods. After all, there are a number of great resources available to you. From code.org to Code Academy and Stack Overflow - seeking answers to your technology questions and educating yourself about the development language you're using is simpler than it has ever been. But are these efforts enough to land you a career in software development? Or to help you become a better IT professional?

Angular Tutorial using REST APIs for Beginners

Angular Tutorial using REST APIs for Beginners

This is an AngularJS tutorial to show how to create a web application using Rest API integration. In this web application tutorial you'll learn how to create an AngularJS app. The full Angular source code is provided at the end of the tutorial.

Why the Mainframe is Still Relevant: 4 Reasons to Get COBOL Education

Why the Mainframe is Still Relevant: 4 Reasons to Get COBOL Education

s Client Server Technologies surged in the mid 90's, the mainframe was predicted to be dead at or near the turn of the century. The debate still carries on throughout the world of IT. That debate has two sides. On one side are those who believe that the mainframe is obsolete and enterprise organizations are running into massive handicaps and maintenance drag with their legacy systems. On the other hand, the supporters claim that enterprise companies and government organizations are so reliant on these systems that it will be a long time if ever before they'll stop using them. Who is right? Both, perhaps.

How to Sharpen your Software Development Skills

How to Sharpen your Software Development Skills

When it comes to software development, you know that the more experience you have and the better your skills are, the more efficiently you'll be able to execute changes, fix bugs and write new functionality and usable programs. An experienced developer can't afford to trial and error his or her code and getting to that point takes time and education..

Eliminate Software Development Backlog by Becoming a Power Programmer

Eliminate Software Development Backlog by Becoming a Power Programmer

Sometimes even a well-practiced developer can experience inefficiencies. If you're starting to feel like a little bogged down with your backlog of work and you're getting in all the coding you can, it may be time to explore other things you can do to eliminate that backlog by becoming a power programmer.

Growing Opportunity for Software Developers

When it comes to hot jobs for 2015, software development, programming and technology are at the top of the list. But did you know exactly how much opportunity and growth opportunity exists for developers in this field? Check out our infographic below and see exactly where the greatest opportunity lies.

Python Programming Tutorials: For Loops

Python Programming Tutorials: For Loops

As you program in Python, there may be a scenario where you need to execute a block of code several different times. Generally, statements are executed sequentially. The first statement in a function is executed first, followed by the second and so on. In Python there are control structures that allow for more complicated execution paths. A loop statement allows us to execute a statement or group of statements multiple times.

8 Ways you're Demotivating your Development Team

8 Ways you're Demotivating your Development Team

Many programmers have been doing what they do since they were in grade school. They're passionate about it and like creating things. It's not hard to motivate a really good developer, since he or she often spends plenty of time self-educating. It's also not hard to demotivate a really great developer. If you're starting to see a lack of productivity in your programmers or appear to be have an increasing employee turnover rate, it's very possible that you might be demotivating your development team.

5 Ways Developers Can Foster a Continuous Learning Mindset

5 Ways Developers Can Foster a Continuous Learning Mindset

Programming is a continuously changing and evolving industry. Every day different languages become more popular and tools change. In order to grow within the industry, avoid becoming obsolete and remain competitive in your field, you have no choice but to stay up-to-date on trends, while always looking for ways to improve and expand your skillset. The problem is, after a long day at the office the very last thing you want to do is sit down to read up on how to improve.

Top IT Training Trends for 2015

Top IT Training Trends for 2015

In order to maintain efficiency in your organization, it's essential that your training program help your developers to address user needs and coding challenges. With all of the different training options available, it can sometimes be overwhelming to decide what is essential and what will best contribute to the growth and development of your team.

The Benefits of IT Training

If you're in the midst of forming your 2015 IT Training budget, you're likely wondering if your 2014 approach was as effective as you hoped it would be. If you haven't already adopted a comprehensive, department-wide training strategy, it might be time to look into how effective that could be for your organization and the productivity of the IT department.

Argument for Mainframe: Industries with Programming Opportunities

Argument for Mainframe: Industries with Programming Opportunities

While we continue to argue back and forth on whether or not Mainframe is dead, there's no denying that there are some fantastic career opportunities when it comes to COBOL and Mainframe development. Don't believe me? Do a search on Indeed.com and see how many listings pop up. The talent shortage coming from the wake of aging developers exiting the workforce is a growing problem for Enterprise organizations. If you're considering a career in development or want to move into a different area in your organization, there are a few industries that place a high value on mainframe programming.

Must-Have Qualities in IT Training Instructors

Must-Have Qualities in IT Training Instructors

Learning a new programming skill can sometimes feel a lot like running a mental marathon. Experienced instructors who are enthusiastic and engaging make this process a bit less painful. When looking for instructors for your training program, keep in mind that knowledge of the topic or skill is not the only thing that a trainer needs.

5 Ways to Avoid Common IT Training Mistakes

5 Ways to Avoid Common IT Training Mistakes

Have you ever blindly gone into a situation without a plan in place? Even if you happened to have a positive outcome, it was probably a stressful situation. Having an IT training plan for the upcoming year is a proactive way to prepare your team to meet their goals in 2015. To position your team for success, make sure that your approach is timely and that your training plans align well with your developer/company goals. This helps prevent the mistake of making a plan without all the required details and input on the business side.

4 Things to Remember with Pair Programming

4 Things to Remember with Pair Programming

Pair programming is touted for the benefits of teamwork, the clean code that it produces, and the skills that it refines. It also helps to ensure that all code is well-conceived from the start. It's important to note that it's embraced by some organizations but not others when it becomes a battle of egos and audits. Before you make a decision on how you should implement pair programming for your team, you'll want to explore some of the different aspects of pair programming that may or may not be right for your team.

4 Useful Tips for IT Education Planning in 2015

4 Useful Tips for IT Education Planning in 2015

With only a few weeks left in 2014, many are starting to look at education budgets and attempting to maximize their allotment for training in 2015. In the past, many enterprise organizations have used a somewhat reactive approach to education. This approach allows developers and IT engineers to identify the courses they want and opt for tuition reimbursement or pull from a budget. While this strategy might be serving you well now, it's easy to exhaust budgets before the end of the year.

4 Tips for Cultivating Rock Star Developers

4 Tips for Cultivating Rock Star Developers

One of the most difficult things about recruiting and managing an amazing team of developers is keeping them motivated and keeping their skills refined. You want to make sure that they have the right tools, the right people and the right knowledge to get the job done. You want to encourage them to be motivated without overloading them. It's a fine art and can become very overwhelming at times.

What 2015 Technology Predictions Mean for Developers

What 2015 Technology Predictions Mean for Developers

In order to be a successful application developer and programmer you have to stay up to date on the cutting edge of technology and, in some cases, ahead of innovative technologies. As 2015 comes to a close we're seeing more and more predictions come out as to what to expect as far as innovation goes. It's important that programmers make sure that they are developing applications that will accommodate for these changing technologies. In order to do that, they must increase their knowledge base to allow them to continue developing in each space.

3 Signs You're Not Encouraging Your Fellow Software Developers

3 Signs You're Not Encouraging Your Fellow Software Developers

Whether you're the most experienced senior developer on your team or brand new to programming, the dynamic of your team is crucial to the success of your department. Even more than that, your team dynamic is crucial to your own happiness at work. You spend more than 2000 hours with your coworkers each year and encouraging them is the best way to foster a good relationship and keep them (and yourself) productive, efficient and happy. Sound logical? It is.

5 Ways to Become a Better Programmer

5 Ways to Become a Better Programmer

For many working in software development, no matter what platform or language they're programming within, they rely heavily on their employer for their professional development. While there's nothing wrong with taking a reactive approach to your own professional development, relying on an Enterprise organization to create programs and offer training courses that are designed to improve your skills doesn't have to be the only way to improve your coding skills

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