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4 Reasons to Consider Classroom or Live Virtual IT Training

When you're just starting out in the world of software development, it can be tempting to rely exclusively on self teach methods. After all, there are a number of great resources available to you. From code.org to Code Academy and Stack Overflow - seeking answers to your technology questions and educating yourself about the development language you're using is simpler than it has ever been. But are these efforts enough to land you a career in software development? Or to help you become a better IT professional?

Hello, Brillo

Overview of the Brillo (and Weave) stack, including an overview of the features provided by Google and how it compares to its parent system&mdsah;Android. Recorded at DevFest MN 2016.

Why the Mainframe is Still Relevant: 4 Reasons to Get COBOL Education

s Client Server Technologies surged in the mid 90's, the mainframe was predicted to be dead at or near the turn of the century. The debate still carries on throughout the world of IT. That debate has two sides. On one side are those who believe that the mainframe is obsolete and enterprise organizations are running into massive handicaps and maintenance drag with their legacy systems. On the other hand, the supporters claim that enterprise companies and government organizations are so reliant on these systems that it will be a long time if ever before they'll stop using them. Who is right? Both, perhaps.

JVM Mechanics

In this talk, you'll learn through running Java code how the JVM decides to compile your code and see firsthand some situations where the JVM may get it wrong and have to deoptimize

Spark: A Coding Joyride | QCon SF 2015

In this tour from QCon SF, I'll show you Spark's ability to rapidly process Big Data. I'll demonstrate extracting information with RDDs, querying data using DataFrames, visualizing and plotting data, and show you how to create a machine-learning pipeline with Spark-ML and MLLib. We'll also discuss the internals which make Spark 10-100 times faster than Hadoop MapReduce and Hive.