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Get Started, Advance, Transition, or become an Entrepreneur, Build Your Career features online technical courses, job listings, career news, certification information, and a wealth of other resources to develop your career. Under the pressures of rapid technology advances, globalization, shifting demographics, and new business approaches, the marketplace will change dramatically over the next decade. Are you ready? Find the tools you'll need. 


Agile Careers: Theory vs Practice

How deep should you go? I’m a depth person. I subscribe to the old saw that the best way to learn a programming language is by writing a compiler for it. I have to admit that I have much empathy for, and was perhaps inspired by, the classic novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Pirsig takes us into a vision of the relationship between rider and machine that starts just as an intellectual toy: How do the adjustable shock absorbers work? The relationship becomes more personal with long-term experience. Eventually the senses shift from monitoring the tachometer needle to recognizing just the right whine and roar in the engine. You need thousands of miles of experience to get a feel for such things. Read more



Game Developers Win Higher Salaries

he videogame industry saw a 7 percent salary increase in 2010 over 2009, according to Game Developer magazine's annual salary survey. Programmers continue to be some of the highest paid talent in both the console and online game industry, after production and those in the business and legal sectors, with an average annual salary of $85,733. Salaries for programmers increased some $5,000 over 2009 numbers, except in entry-level positions, which saw a $1,000 decrease in salary. Artist and animator salaries hold steady at $71,354, with the slight bump in compensation coming from pay raises for art directors. Game designers earned slightly more, with average salaries of $70,223.
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