Wanted: Tech Pros with Open Source SkillsRead the rest of this entry »
Developers skilled in open-source cloud technologies get jobs faster and command higher salaries, according to a survey of tech professionals from IBM.
“Respondents associate open source technologies with higher wages, more job opportunities, and more professional opportunities,” says IBM in The Value of Open Source in the Cloud Era.
Based on a survey of some 3,400 developers and IT managers, IBM found broad agreement about the value of open …
Rust Gets a New HomeRead the rest of this entry »
Rust is being saved.
A consortium of Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Huawei, Mozilla and Google last week launched the Rust Foundation committing $2 million to sustain the organization.
If you’re wondering why anyone would want to do that, you’re obviously not an IT professional or a gamer.
Rust is a programming language so beloved by developers that for years they’ve overwhelmingly rated it ahead of all other languages like …
CIOs Want You to Stop Saying 'Digital Transformation'Read the rest of this entry »
Is your change management sufficiently agile to facilitate the digital transformation that the disruptive technologies of 5G and artificial intelligence bring?
That’s just the kind of talk CIOs and other IT leaders wish to banish from all our conversations.
“Buzzwords start out as powerful ideas,” says Matt Seaman, Lockheed Martin’s director and chief data and analytics officer of enterprise. “It’s not until they’re misused and watered down that they become …
Boston to Become a Major Amazon Tech HubRead the rest of this entry »
Bucking a tech trend to going remote, Amazon announced last week it was expanding its already sizable presence in Boston.
The company said it would be adding 3,000 more in the next few years in a new office tower to be built adjacent to its existing site.
In a statement, Amazon said the new jobs include technology roles in software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with non-tech …
A More Benign Approach to Shadow ITRead the rest of this entry »
Shadow IT is one of the (many) things that keeps system admins awake at night.
Right now, someone in every organization with more than a handful of workers is using an app they got from the internet that the IT department knows nothing about.
Unapproved technical tools – apps, cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive and personal devices -- present potential and very real security concerns. They also come …
8 Projects That Can Open the Door to a Future in TechRead the rest of this entry »
With starting salaries above the national average of $40,200 (according to Indeed) and strong employer demand, what's surprising is there aren't more candidates clamoring for a job.
What holds back many otherwise skilled individuals is the lack of work experience and …
Python Is the Most Popular Programming LanguageRead the rest of this entry »
This should be simple for every software developer worthy of being called a professional: What are the most popular programming languages in the world?
TechRepublic selected these eight from among the monthly popularity lists compiled by TIOBE. The company, which specializes in assessing and tracking software quality, named Python programming language of the year, based …
A ‘Bullish’ Year for IT JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Tech jobs, which took a hit during the first months of the pandemic, are on the rebound and likely to surge this year.
“We’re very bullish on hiring in 2021, particularly in tech,” labor economist Julia Pollak told Crunchbase.
Likewise, Art Zeile, CEO of the company that owns the tech job site Dice.com, said, “We believe that there will be a post-pandemic explosion of interest in technologists, and that …
The Top 20 Best Cities for Tech JobsRead the rest of this entry »
What’s the hottest job market for tech talent?
Purely by the number of jobs posted, that would be the San Francisco Bay Area. Between San Jose at the southern end of the bay and San Francisco at the Golden Gate to the north, companies posted 303,466 IT jobs, according to CompTIA’s Tech Town Index.
In sheer numbers, the other metro areas in the Index pale in comparison. Only Washington, D.C. …
Cryptocurrency’s Developer Gold RushRead the rest of this entry »
The hottest new industry for software developers is one they last flocked to in 2017 -- cryptocurrency.
Citing a report by the crypto VC firm Electric Capital, Bloomberg says the number of new tech professionals going to work for cryptocurrency startups and taking on decentralized finance (DeFi) projects has been increasing at the rate of 15% per month since January. That’s about 13,600 new developers joining the crypto sector through …