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24 January
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Understanding Test Automation Engineers and Their Job

Software testing is an essential area of work in software development that is both wide and deep. It includes “any activity aimed at evaluating an attribute or capability of a program or system and determining that it meets its required results.” Anyone that has come to even a basic level of exposure to software testing has seen the abundant and, oftentimes, cryptic terms in this area, such as smoke testing, white-box testing, dynamic testing, regression testing, and stress testing, just to name a few. Read more…

18 October
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Geek Language Quiz 5: Front-End Developer Edition

Recruiters constantly seek out great front-end developers who do not just write codes but can also make user’s digital experience magical.

Here are some of the skills a recruiter looks for in prospect front-end developers. If front-end developer roles have been on your radar, take this fun quiz and see how many front-end technology logos you can recognize.

1. Front-end developers are often expected to have experience in designing and implementing UIs using Bootstrap, Foundation, or Ionic. These are all frameworks that use the fundamentals of a style language whose logo is seen below.  What is it? (1 point)

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10 August
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Geek Language Quiz 4: DevOps Edition

Our fourth Geek language quiz is the “DevOps Edition”. There are a plethora of DevOps tools, so we figured it’d be fun to check how familiar we are with their logos.

 

  1. Which open source operating system is represented by the logo below? (1 point)

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12 May
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What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence, or BI, is a term that is used to describe different types of software Business_Intelligenceapplications that are used to analyze raw data. Some common activities that make up BI include data mining, online analytical processing, querying, and reporting.

There are three main components
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30 March
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What is a Data Scientist?

Data Scientist analyzing data

As technology continues to advance, the use of “big data” has become increasingly popular. Big data comes from anything – from posts made on social media sites to the number of clicks on a link. With all this big data, the need for data scientists has grown significantly.
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10 February
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Quick Guide To DoS And DDoS

Confused about Denial-of-Service and Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks? Here’s a quick video explaining how both works.

Thank you to Professor Keskin of the University of Washington for sitting down and talking with us.

21 January
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Geek Language Quiz 3 – Software Development Life Cycle

Our third Geek language quiz will focus on how well you know your Software Development Life Cycle models!

1. Which of the following SDLC models incorporate daily stand-up meetings and sprint backlogs? (1 point)

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26 June
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Geek Language Quiz 2 – Animal Kingdom Edition

Our second Geek language quiz will focus on “animals” in the tech world. There are many technologies with “animal” names. Ready to test your “animal” technology knowledge?

  1. Which open source operating system with this penguin logo? (1 point)
  2. Linux logo
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22 April
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What’s a Software Architect?

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or applications.

What’s a Software Architect

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or applications.

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15 April
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A Quick Java Proficiency Evaluation Guide

Java programming languageJava is a widely used programming language.  In a recent article, it ranks as the second most coveted programming skills by employers, just behind SQL.

We interviewed Anupam Mishra, a software engineer at Amazon and a long time Java developer to get some tips on what companies expect in Java software engineer candidates.

Q: What do you expect a junior level Java developer to know? Read more…