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AI poses no threat to IT careers

This article by Beverley Head appeared in ComputerWeekly.com. A SolarWinds survey reveals that IT professionals are more concerned with cyber security than losing their jobs to artificial intelligence. IT professionals remain unfazed by any existential threat that...

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How to manage people, and do it well

Managing people is an art and it’s not something we’re born knowing how to do. Some people might take to managing people more naturally than others, but generally they too have to learn what works and what doesn’t through trial and error. As a techie type of person...

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Starting your first job? Here’s how not to hate it

Are you a millennial starting your first job in the big, beautiful world of software development, coding, or IT in general? Feeling daunted by the prospect?  We thought so. If you ask your parents (or any adult for that matter) they probably don’t have great memories...

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Get to Know a Little More About Garth Zoutendyk

So now and then we like to talk to each other. You know, find out who we are working with and hopefully learn something new. Today we decided to pull aside specialist Java and JEE recruiter; Garth Zoutendyk, give him a cuppa and pick his brain. Spoiler alert; it’s...

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The World’s Oldest Software Bugs

When it comes to software developing and engineering, bugs are par for the course. Most developers are as comfortable with bugs as Tarzan is with apes and in most cases, the bugs are quickly detected and dealt with by other heroic ‘bug-squashing’ developers and...

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How to handle conflict in your team

You may be surprised to discover that the most innovative, productive and creative teams aren’t the ones where harmony resides. The ability to disagree, and have robust, challenging debates is essential to problem solving and progress. Learn the ground rules to keep these discussions productive and successful.

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What is the Future of Software Development?

As software eats the world, the demand for skilled developers is on the increase, but it takes more than code alone to get ahead. Software’s rapid development means far greater responsibilities for software engineers. Staying focused on the future and what’s hot and...

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Why Dev’s hate recruiters!

First off, let’s disclaim that not all recruiters are created equal – some are way worse than others!  In the weird and wonderful world of IT, weeding out the recruitment ‘haves’ from the ‘have-nots’ is a lot easier thanks to the very specific needs and skills...

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What Makes Good Code?

Any developer will tell you that, like men, not all code is created equal. There are certain characteristics that make some code better than others.  Phil Johnson, Editor of IT World, put the question “what makes good code” out on online discussion forums and from the...

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Windows Hosting vs Linux Hosting – what’s your poison?

In a contest of Linux vs Windows, who would win? What are the differences between Linux hosting and Windows hosting and is one option better than the other? Both Linux and Windows differ in compatibility and functionality.  The main difference between them lies in the...

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How to Overcome Interview Jitters

No doubt, most of you have been through at least one interview in your life, which means you’re likely familiar with the dreaded interview jitters!  The kind of jitters that keep you awake all night before the interview, that make you stub your toe on the way out of...

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Top developer blogs worth following

While there’s a glutton of good, not so good and downright horrible software development blogs out there, there are a handful of great ones. The blogs we’ve picked are all International sites, and try as we did even Google wasn’t able to help us find any local South...

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What every great programmer should know

 So, you’re a good programmer then?  But are you a great one?  Let’s have a look at some veterans of the coding game’s views of the top five things they wish they’d known when they started out, and give suggestions that will take you from a good to a great programmer....

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