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Project managers are exceptionally talented individuals who need to be skilled at managing their human resources. But it can be debatable just how technical a project manager needs to be; after all, don’t they just need to know about project management? In fact, it’s incredibly important for project managers to have a technical understanding and… Read more »

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Writing a good test case is as much an art as it is a science. Without the right test cases, your tests will be inherently flawed, and there are issues that you could potentially miss throughout the testing process. Test cases require a thorough and methodical understanding of your product and can be improved with… Read more »

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In many ways, a project manager has to be a jack-of-all-trades. Not only do they need to motivate their employees, but they also need to keep control of their project and understand their technology. The best project managers all have the following skills, which make it easier for them to connect with their employees and… Read more »

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Hadoop may be a remarkable new technology, but can it successfully replace an RDBMS? Data warehousing currently governs a wide variety of technical uses and implementations, and though Hadoop may be a versatile tool, it’s designed for a more specific niche. In general, Hadoop is designed to augment existing data warehousing solutions rather than to… Read more »

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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 »