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Udacity And Google Introduce An Android Programming Course Aimed At Novices

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Google wishes to encourage people to master programming -- particularly for its' Android interface. Although the firm has already provided several courses on programming, they were usually aimed at people with at a bit of basic programming knowledge.

From today, Google's Android Basics Nanodegree course is offered on Udacity - the web educational platform. It is the first time Google has promoted an Android nanodegree class intended for those with no knowledge of programming.

Shanea King-Roberson, Google's program manager, said that Google wanted to make Android development understandable and accessible to all, so that irrespective of your circumstances, you can master app building and enhance the lives of others.

Where Can Software Engineers Earn The Most?

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Software engineers are in demand now than ever before. There are certain countries where you'll earn more money for your skill and hard work. Here's a list of the 12 countries where software engineering pays the most on average.

12. France: $54,700

Employees also in the country where they get one of the best qualities of life.

11. United Kingdom: $56,200

The rate is around $13,000 more than an average employee in the country.

10. Canada: $57,500

The job was ranked 12th best in a 2015 Best Jobs article from Canadian Business.

9. New Zealand: $59,600

The country has a shortage of software engineers.

8. Sweden: $61,400

No shortages but the role is in demand.

7. Germany: $63,800

SAP and Siemens is one of the world's largest corporations and based here.

6. Australia: $65,900

Software engineers earn around $4,000 more than the average citizen.

5. Israel: $70,700

It is Bloomberg's 6th most favorable countries for tech firms, making it a software engineer's dream.

4. Denmark: $71,500

Polaris has just bought 65% of Configit and will expand the company.

3. United States: $76,000

It is the home of Silicon Valley, and software engineers earn around $20,000 more than the average citizen.

2. Norway: $81,400

The downside here is the pay is $15,000 on average less than the average worker.

1. Switzerland: $104,200

This is just an average, and many are paid much more!

Day in the life...Software Engineer

5 Ways To Re-Present Your Original Blog Content

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Blog posts are usually the most popular method of publishing original content on our platforms. But what are the best ways to use those written words to create a different piece of content?

Try these 5 ideas to repurpose your blog content:

1. Record yourself or someone else reading out the blog content word for word and create an audio file.

Publish and make the audio available as a podcast, bonus for subscribers or free content for subscriber list building.

2. Repackage the Content as an Infographic

Visually represent the most important points and concepts from your blog.

Publish as a bonus for subscribers or free content for subscriber list building. Or share as an image on social media with a link back to your blog post or some other destination.

In an era where many people prefer to digest information and ideas visually and quickly, infographics can be the perfect bite-size option. As well as the greater likelihood of them being shared, they are great bait for those persons who still like to read in-depth content.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in 2016

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Many companies ignore Search Engine Optimization because they payoff is not apparent immediately and they often do not know what needs to be done to improve their position in the search engines. But it is vital especially for new and smaller companies and there are certain factors that you can work on that will provide a lift.

The three keys to a better ranking in Google are backlinks, page speed and content. A recent study looked at 20 possible ranking factors and determined that five of the twenty were the most important. First was the number of websites that have links to yours. If the number of sites linking to you is high, Google will rank you better. This is classic SEO. It is common to think that the quality of a backlink is important. The quantity is also still very important. While getting links from similar sites is great.

Whole Site Delivery with Amazon CloudFront

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It is no doubt that Amazon has turned out to be one of the most respectable and the biggest online store in the whole world. Many people simply refer to this site each time they have a need for something with the best possible price. You can find almost anything you need here. More importantly, it allows you to enjoy better deals for every purchase that you make. Amazon has come up with a content delivery web service known as Amazon CloudFront. This new service is also integrated with other web service products from Amazon. That way, the developers and businesses will find an easy way to deliver their content to the end users and enjoy high data transfer speeds and low latency. More interestingly, the clients will also enjoy no minimum usage commitments. Feel free to read the rest of this article to find out more about whole site delivery with Amazon CloudFront.

The CloudFront from Amazon is designed to deliver various functions. Focusing on all the great uses of Amazon CloudFront might be too big to handle for a short article like this one. Thus, let us shift our focus on a certain use of Amazon CloudFront. This time, we like to pay more attention how Amazon CloudFront is used to deliver an entire site of the client.

Microsoft Promised to Make Bing Profitable

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Microsoft released their first quarter earnings report today and they made good on their promise that their search engine, Bing, would be profitable in 2016. Bing made over $1 billion in the first quarter of the year, quite a feet. Revenue grew in coordination with the release of Windows 10 which allowed search to be profitable.

Learning SEO Tools Helps To Boost Organic Traffic

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Nothing Boosts Keyword Rankings and Organic Traffic Like SEO Tools

The main goal for any kind of blog or website is to get visitors from the search engines to come there. Search traffic brings you 'targeted' visitors, people who are already looking for the kind of products or services you are providing. It takes the right tools to set your website up to get plenty of organic search engine traffic.

If you're on the hunt for the best SEO tools available so you can boost your organic traffic and rank higher for your keywords, then here are some valuable tools -

Facebook Privacy Flaws Discovery Costs Internship

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Aran Khanna was looking forward to an Internship at Facebook before that opportunity was taken away. A browser application that he developed showing individual’s location when they were chatting with Facebook Messenger, made the company upset. The application used a security flaw in the site that Facebook had been aware of but did not fix. Khanna promoted the app on Medium, Reddit, and Twitter. Within 3 days the company disabled the security flaw, asked Khanna to take down the app, and withdraw his internship. For a Harvard student working in his dorm room, the move was quite ironic.

What Is Going On With Google+

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Google admitted that when it comes to competing with Facebook, it simple cannot.

In matter of fact, Google's vice president, Brad Horowitz, said that those who want to chat with others on Google products will not need to have an account on Google+. All they will need is a Gmail account.

Google's social networking site was started a few years and it was hoping to be Facebook's competition, but Facebook has more than 1 billion users around the world. As for Google, they had around 300 million, and there have been some reports that have wondered how active Google users were.

Running WordPress Securely Takes Planning

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WordPress has taken its place a one of the most powerful website platforms, and today is being used in about 22% of all the websites on the web.

Running WordPress securely will mean careful planning, just as it is with most any type of technology used for businesses. Selecting WordPress to be your platform isn't that different from selecting a CRM. However, you do have other options.

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