Tech Tips Articles

  • These soft skills will most help you climb the IT ladder to success.

    The 3 Skills IT Pros Should Learn to be Promoted

    January 26, 2017

    The top reason tech workers change jobs is to advance their career, according to LinkedIn research. You know what that means? There are a lot of ambitious tech workers out there. And while that doesn’t mean all of them necessarily want to be promoted to management, a good percentage of them do. So what are the skills an IT employee specifically should learn if...

  • There's no one perfect code editor. Even if you like something, be prepared to have that change in a few years.

    The Best Code Editor is the One That Works for You

    January 24, 2017

    You’ve made the decision to learn to code, and now you’re looking for the best tools of the trade. So you ask Google – what is the best code editor (aka the program you use to write code)? The search results are overwhelming and confusing. A “10 best code editor” lists tells conflicting stories of a landscape overflowing with options. Some coders proclaim their...

  • Believe it or not, there's actual good reasons to use hashtags on Twitter. Here's why.

    Why and How to Use Hashtags on Twitter

    January 23, 2017

    I often talk to my friends about why they do or don’t use a certain piece of technology or app. The reasons often differ, but one takeaway is very clear – there’s a lot of confusion regarding hashtags. The key phrase I always hear is, “What’s the point?” I’ve come here today to give you some good reasons why you might want to learn. A hashtag is the use of the...

  • There are a variety of Java platforms to pick from, namely SE, ME and EE. Which one you pick depends on your needs.

    How to Decide What Java Platform to Use: SE, EE or ME

    January 19, 2017

    If you are like me, it was a little overwhelming when I wanted to download Java so I could start doing some programming.  When you go...

  • Security with the Internet of Things will be a big deal.

    The IoT is More Than Just Internet and Things

    January 13, 2017

    Common wisdom says the Internet of Things (IOT) happens when you glue the internet onto a thing. Internet plus refrigerator equals IoT...

  • Here are three best practices for DevOps security.

    Exploring The Rugged Frontier of DevOps – Security

    January 12, 2017

    Security is one of the most important attributes of modern systems. But as we can tell from the news, security is often implemented as...