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Anti-database movement growing?

Interesting article at ComputerWorld about the NoSQL movement, No to SQL? Anti-database movement gains steam.  Check out this alternative data source for web development.

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H-1B visa use cuts U.S. IT wages by 6% – ComputerWorld

17 April 2009 Leave a comment

An interesting article at ComputerWorld about how H-1B visa use cuts US programmer, software engineer wages by 6%.  The premise for the report was to dispel the myth that globalization generates  no losers.  It is still unclear to me, but since I am looking for a new position, I can agree with this quote from the article:

The IT workers most likely to be affected by the downward pressure on wages are recent college graduates and people changing jobs, the researchers said.

It is almost a given that I will not be able to get the same wages as I did from my prior position. But, if one can sell themself well and find the right position, it may be possible to improve your wages for your next position.

Should I Work for Uncle Sam?

8 April 2009 Leave a comment

An interesting article at ComputerWorld today called Is Uncle Sam your next boss? The article analyzes whether a job career with the government IT  is worth pursuing.  An interesting read if you are submitting your application and/or resume at government websites or on usajobs.gov.

Seven mistakes to avoid when applying for tech job

20 February 2009 Leave a comment

From the ComputerWorld’s First Look e-mail today, I found an interesting article called Seven mistakes to avoid when applying for tech job.  If you are professional in the IT industry looking for job like myself, this article should be a good read to updating your resume.

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Becoming an IT Consultant

19 February 2009 Leave a comment

From the ComputerWorld‘s First Look e-mail today, I found an interesting article called Becoming an IT consultant: Do’s, don’ts, and disasters to avoid.  If you are professional in the IT industry whose preference is the consulting avenue of the IT industry, this article should be a good read if you wish to start up your own consulting company.

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