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  1. Interview Tips for an I.T. Job

    Applying for an I.T. role is often a nerve wracking experience. Here's some tips that I've learnt from being on both ends of the hiring process - both going for roles, as well as interviewing and working with Human Resources on what makes a good candidate.Some of these might sound like common sense, but getting one wrong can mean the difference between being the first pick and the second, especially frustrating when there's no prize for second place.You've gotten as far as getting an interview, so...
  2. Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Interview Questions

    More and more companies are realizing the power of cloud services and networks. With the release of Office 365, Cloud services, and employees working away from the office, collaboration is crucial. Ensuring the networks that connect employees and allow access to the documents and projects within an organization is therefore critical to allow organizations to function efficiently. This means that the demand for good network administrators and system administrators who understand Active Directory is...
  3. The Vital Guide to Web Design Interviewing

    The goal of this guide is to help you find the perfect web designer for your team or project. This can be achieved by better understanding the different roles a web designer fills, and by having a good idea of the sort of strategic questions you can ask during the hiring process.Hiring web designers can be difficult. There are many disciplines under the common term ‘designer,’ and experts in one field may be novices in another, while others are a “Jack of all trades, master of none.” To make things...
  4. Programming languages - salaries and demand (3rd Quarter 2015)

    <span style="font-size: 0.7rem; display: block; text-align: center;">* Overall salary trends for the last two quarters.<br />N.B. Salaries for each country have been converted to USD for ease of comparison.*</span>Overall global salaries are down by $5,000 - $10,000 USD over the last quarter. Relative positions in popularity however remain mostly the same. By almost any measure and ranking methodology, the most popular and well paid languages are still JavaScript, Java,...
  5. 8 Essential Backbone.js Interview Questions

    With Backbone.js, collections can be sorted by defining comparator on the collection object. By default, collections are not explicitly sorted. By defining a comparator, a collection is sorted whenever a model is added or the “sort()” method is invoked on a collection:var Fruits = Backbone.Collection.extend({})// Orvar Fruits = Backbone.Collection.extend({})var fruits = new Fruits()fruits.comparator = function(a, b) { /* .. */ }The comparator property can be a function with one argument (similar...
  6. Programming languages - salaries and demand (May 2015)

    Here is what happened to the software development market in May 2015. For previous months, take a look at the Gooroo Insights series.We are currently analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, half of which are in the software development area. This provides a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.C# was in first place in April but fell back down in May in terms of demand. This puts Java in the number one position again...
  7. Programming languages - salaries and demand (March 2015)

    We've released a few of these reports before, and here is the first for 2015. With our database now analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, we have a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.This year we have seen quite a lot of change in the popularity of various programming languages. Whether this is a feature of different industry's hiring cycles is still to be determined.Battling for 1st position are Java and C# with...
  8. Another Top 10 Languages list for 2014

    Everyone seems to publish their Top 10 list at the end of the year. Some rely on stats from surveys, others look at how many GitHub projects use a certain language, whilst others are purely anecdotally based. They're all good ways to investigate the trends (except maybe the anecdotal version).Using our data which consists now of over 4,000,000 job ads in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, we look at how often a particular skill is mentioned in ads.Immediately we notice that SQL has...
  9. Programming languages - salaries and demand (October 2014)

    A few months ago we wrote up a brief analysis of key programming languages, showing the demand for each language and the salaries being offered. We now have almost 3 million job advertisements in our analysis engine so we should take a fresh look at what it says.In July, we saw three main clusters, the established leaders, the followers, and the niche.The leaders of the group are still ahead in very much the same positions. Java, C++, and C all pay well and are in high demand. JavaScript and C# are...
  10. Angular JS, Backbone.js, or Ember.js - Which should you choose?

    There's been a lot written comparing these three frameworks. Instead of repeating what is already out there, I wanted to look at the battle from an employability perspective. Which framework has entered the paying marketplace, and how much will they pay you for it.Backbone.js came to developers in 2010. Over the last few years, demand has risen bringing it to the front of the pack with 5% more jobs advertised than AngularJS. When we look at individual countries, we find this lead only exists in the...
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