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Should project managers be risk takers? How much risk management is too much? Project managers are required to add value to their projects, and risk management throughout the process can seem like a bit of a gamble. Play it too close to the book, and you might not see the results that you’re looking for…. Read more »

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Yes, it’s the dreaded salary question. You may want to avoid thinking about it altogether, but it’s still bound to come up, especially when speaking with a recruiter. As with any other interview question, you don’t need to feel obligated to answer it (though you certainly shouldn’t lie). But instead of just dodging the question entirely, you… Read more »

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Are you a newbie wondering which programming language you should start with, or a seasoned professional looking to update your skills? Either way, it’s a good idea to review the languages that are most popular right now before you settle on the next language you’re going to learn. From year to year, new languages are… Read more »

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Continuous testing has become essential for many modern application development strategies, only increasing the need for comprehensive and conscientious test data management. Test data may be collected in large volumes and analyzed for a variety of reasons: to ensure the required functionality of an application, to improve and refine performance, and/or to review how a product functions in… Read more »

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Despite the ubiquity of the Internet in the modern world, there are still many American households that remain unconnected. Those who live in poverty may not be able to access simple resources, such as online job search and (even more critically) school materials. This has contributed to what is now known as the “homework gap,”… Read more »

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Released by Apple in 2014, Swift is the leading language for development on Apple’s iOS, OS X and Watch OS environments. Swift was initially presented as a proprietary alternative to Objective-C, with a library tailored to Apple’s environments and better forgiveness for errors and issues, making it more applicable to rapid development. It was designed to… Read more »

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Looking for a new job can be either stressful or exciting, and a lot of it comes down to the tools that you use. In many ways, looking for a job is often about the “shotgun” effect: you need to send out as many resumes as possible so that you can land interviews. And it… Read more »

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Project managers need to understand more than logistics; they need to understand strategy formulation, execution and management. A successful project is about more than simply completing the project to desired specifications; it’s about completing it the right way and at the right time. Project management must have intelligent direction and highly defined objectives if they are to… Read more »

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PHP and .NET are both versatile and popular web scripting languages, but which is the better solution for your next project? PHP is, by far, the most popular scripting language for web development, while .NET boasts the impressive Microsoft framework, technology and support. Still, there are some compelling reasons that one might consider PHP better… Read more »

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Throughout the testing process, many developers will find “Why did you do that?” echoing in their head. It’s a tester’s job to break things… things that a developer has spent a long time building. But most developers understand the value that a tester brings; it isn’t the fact that the tester has broken their hard work… Read more »