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Google is currently considering the adoption of Swift as its leading programming language for the Android platform. Presently, Android runs primarily on a platform of Java, but there are some major benefits that Swift can provide. Swift is designed to be an open-source, highly efficient, and easy to use language, which could open up development… Read more »

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Data is the most critical asset of many organizations. Nevertheless, complex data warehousing tools have made the process of testing and verifying data somewhat more convoluted. Through the process of migrations, upgrades, and other system alterations, data warehouses will need to be tested for conformity to standards and for data accuracy. This is often best… Read more »

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Pittsburgh has a booming IT industry and a wealth of jobs available. But that can make it a challenge to find the right one. There are countless classifieds to sort through, especially if you’re looking for a specific type of position. If you’re trying to find solid leads for your IT career, here are the top… Read more »

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Data analysis is one of the fastest growing fields in information technology, but which language does it best? R and Python are the most common languages used within the field, and which language is best depends solely on the developer and their needs. Here are the major advantages and drawbacks of working with either language. Python: A Flexible, General Purpose… Read more »

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a platform model that allows organizations to control their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) directly upon their provider’s environment. Operating as a natural extension to the slow shift towards IaaS, PaaS gives operators and programmers more control over their system while still streamlining the process of deployment and development. The Benefits of Platform-as-a-Service Rapid development. When… Read more »

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Microsoft recently announced that it will be launching SQL Server for Linux mid-2017, with a private preview already active. Many within the tech industry are excited to finally be able to explore Microsoft’s technology within a Linux environment; this will lead for more options for businesses and ultimately more versatile server environments. Microsoft’s SQL Server technology has… Read more »

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Are you a .NET developer looking to expand your horizons? 2016 is bringing both new challenges and opportunities to the world of .NET; if you want to remain competitive with other applicants or continue delivering the best to your employer, there may be some skills that you need to brush up on. 1. Database Administration… Read more »

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Are you ready for the innovations that Java 9 will provide? Java 9 is a major update to the incredibly common, versatile, and powerful SDK. Development teams hoping to get the most out of Java 9 will want to prepare themselves in advance for the coming changes. And there’s time: Java 9’s release has been… Read more »

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Tech companies succeed or fail based on the talent of their developers, but getting those talented developers in can be a challenge. Businesses are often competing for experienced, skilled developers, and they need to be able to identify these high quality developers as well. Here are a few of the leading tips for businesses looking… Read more »

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Data scientists and programmers alike have been struggling to find efficient and effective methods of managing big data. Much of this relates directly to being able to manage big data in a variety of systems, development environments, and programming languages. According to many, R can undoubtedly be used to crunch big data, but there are… Read more »