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Skills requirements in the five years...

Skills requirements in the five years ahead us – Part 1

The recession caused many developers to cut their losses and grab what they could in terms of jobs. This often led to many developers concentrating on short term goals. As economies start picking up worldwide, it is only natural that the job market will come back. But the difference is that this time the requirements […]

Programming basics – Procedures...

Programming basics – Procedures and Functions

As you learn programming you will find that repetitive code is both annoying and unsightly. Although in terms of writing the code, a simple copy-paste action will satisfy the requirement, it is still a bad way to do things. It can cause your code to become long and the chances of making a mistake in […]

Getting Started with the Android OS

Getting Started with the Android OS

The Android operating system is a vital player in an extremely competitive market. It emerged as a competitor to the Blackberry and the iPhone at the end of 2008, both of which were well established at the time. The outstanding feature of this operating system is that it is open source. This means that anyone […]

Programming Basics – Condition ...

Programming Basics – Condition Testing

When writing a program, there are many occasions where an action needs to take place due to the triggering of an event. This requires the programming language to possess the ability to evaluate situations and take action. In programming terms, this ability is described as Condition Testing. Condition Testing exists in all programming, but in […]

Programming Basics – Loops

Programming Basics – Loops

Loops are a common occurrence in any programming language. They are used to perform repetitive tasks to achieve an objective. Usually there are three types of loops to be found in programming languages. Condition tested – Loops of this type repeat their task until a specified condition returns the desired result. The condition can be […]

What Is A Relational Database?

What Is A Relational Database?

Databases are applications that are able to rapidly store and retrieve data. A relational database is a reference to how storage and organization takes place within a particular type of database. The term relational database is actually a shortened version of Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). All data is stored in structured tables and have […]

Introduction to SQL

Introduction to SQL

Structured Query Language, known more popularly as SQL is an extremely popular non-procedural language that allows you to manipulate a relational database. In this regard, SQL can be categorized under two classes. Firstly, it falls under the Data Manipulation Language (DML) class as it is used for retrieving and storing data. Secondly, it falls under […]

VBA Programming – Simple Code f...

VBA Programming – Simple Code for Forms

Knowledge of Visual Basic Application (VBA) programming can be very useful when dealing with Microsoft Access. You should keep in mind that VBA is event-driven and very good when dealing with customized user forms and dialog boxes. Do not worry if you have no experience with VBA, as it is easy to learn and perhaps […]

An Introduction to Javascript

An Introduction to Javascript

JavaScript (JS) is primarily targeted at relieving the “boredom” caused by static HTML pages. JS is a dynamic language which can respond to user actions. Therefore clicking actions and placing the mouse on top of an object can be made to cause reactions. A “behavior” is the title given to how an object will react. […]

Programming Concepts – Variable...

Programming Concepts – Variables

Variables can are found in all programming languages. These are designed to be used to store values which can then be manipulated by the program. In a very basic way, variables can be thought of as containers of differing types. The differentiation comes with the fact that each variable has to be associated with a […]

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