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Why your organization doesn’t need an off-the-shelf upskilling or training program

October 22, 2021

Creating a competitive advantage for your business begins with investing in your employees. Many organizations are learning to navigate a constantly changing technical environment, with new advancements introduced monthly. In order to keep up, it’s vital to ensure your employees have knowledge of the latest technologies.  Whether you are looking to provide training for a specific programming language or want to upskill your IT administrators into developers, it’s important to explore your lea

How HR professionals can design an effective IT upskilling program for their teams

October 21, 2021

As an HR professional, you have insight into all of the departments in the organization. With a birds’-eye view of the different teams, it’s easy to see which teams are falling behind or stalled in their projects due to a lack of skilled resources. Not taking action and watching your employees suffer can negatively affect revenue and profit. These days, in order to differentiate your business, it’s vital to use IT effectively. If your employees don’t have the critical skills needed to

What is Apache Airflow?

October 30, 2020

This tutorial is adapted from Web Age course Workflow Management with Apache Airflow.1.1 A Traditional ETL ApproachNormally, an ETL job would involve the following steps: Create a script automating such activities as downloading a dataset from the Internet, transforming it, and inser

React Hooks Application

September 17, 2019

In this tutorial, you will create a React application that uses React Hooks to manage state and handle activities. Please refer to the tutorial  Setting Up a React Environment to set up a development environment for React before you start working on this tutorial.Part 1 – React Development Environment F

Setting Up a React Development Environment

September 16, 2019

In this tutorial you will create a development setup that supports React development. The setup will take care of three essential issues: Transpiling ES6 code Transpiling JSX code Serving React Application files ( index.html, etc. ) Node.js and npm should have been installed on your machine

Overview of AWS Bootcamp Program

March 15, 2019

Receiving an AWS certification demonstrates the expertise and commitment necessary to advance your career in the world of web services. This industry-recognized credential is a valuable asset to have, giving you the ability to design, deploy and operate AWS applications and services for all your organization’s needs. While there are tons of training available to you, AWS Bootcamp programs are extensive courses offering immersive exercises and hands-on practices for a comprehensive understanding of the in

Spring Boot Training Available

May 19, 2016

The Spring framework has been a highly popular framework for Java applications.  So popular in fact, it is pretty much the defacto standard of Java application frameworks.  One of the issues many projects run into though is just getting started with a new Spring project with all of the different features and configuration that might be required of a Spring project. This is where the Spring Boot project ca

Java 8 Example – Lambdas

March 24, 2016

A few months ago I wrote about how our core Java courses are being updated to Java 8.  Now that the updates are a little further along we also have a course map that can show which Java 8 courses we have might be appropriate for you.  You can find that here: Java Course Map

Java Courses Being Updated to Java 8

January 29, 2016

UPDATE – In order to provide clients a choice on which Java version they would like training on, we are releasing new course codes for Java 8.  Our current course codes will stay at Java 7 for those that need that version. At Web Age Solutions it is important for us to make sure we are offering training that is relevant and appropriate for you.  Even though Java SE 8 was released some time ago, clients have taken a while to start using it since most Java environments they ran appl

New Support for ECMAScript 2015

January 26, 2016

Although it is a huge part of the modern web, the syntax of JavaScript hasn’t really changed significantly in quite a long time. That all changed though last June, when ‘ECMAScript 2015’ was released.  This major update contained some significant changes and new features.  Now that more JavaScript engines and environments support the new specification it is a good time to get familiar with these changes. Besides browsers adding more support for ECMAScript 2015, also call ECMAScript 6 or

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