Training refers to the acquisition of knowledge through teaching of theoretical and practical skills.

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Is not being paid for training normal?

I'm a recent college graduate, and I recently had a interview with a company for an entry-level programming job. The company told me that they require two months of unpaid training for all entry level ...
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How can I get programmers to stop writing code vulnerable to SQL injection?

Sometimes you get busy and delegate small tasks to junior programmers. But if you don't pay close enough attention you find yourself with this kind of code in production: class DivtoggleController ...
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How can we improve overall Programmer Education & Training? [closed]

Last week, I was just viewing this amazing interview by Kevin Rose of Phillip Rosedale, of Second Life. And they had an amazing discussion about how to find, hire and identify good programmer's, and ...
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developing web applications using .NET platform - key features in training? [closed]

I'm working for some polish company and we are going to train programmers in developing web applications using .NET and I'm asking you for your opinion what should be placed in that kind of course. ...
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What would the ultimate developer training class look like? [closed]

I think today's typical/traditional 3-5 days developer training classes aren't so great, as you tend to forget half of it shortly after. It's too much one way communication and not enough interaction. ...
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Ways to find a tutor for 1st year University student [closed]

I tried searching here (and SO) without much luck. I also stared at the yellow box to the right and think this question is relatively on topic and can be answered. A co-worker asked me if I had any ...
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Managing International Programmers [closed]

My boss recently went back to our international office in his home country to interview some potential new employees, and we have decided to hire a few as programmers. They are fresh out of college ...
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How should I evaluate a training class? [closed]

My company is giving us the possibility to sign up for some offsite training classes on Design Patterns. Browsing through the brochures, I'm already feeling bored (and somewhat repelled by the ...
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How to motivate team for knowledge sharing sessions

I work in a team with wide range of expertise and experience. I have been trying to introduce weekly knowledge sharing sessions. Sessions of 30-60 min length where everybody gets a chance to present ...
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How to ramp up my data structures skills after a long hibernation [closed]

I was pretty good with algorithms and data structures once, a long long time ago. Since then, I programmed professionally, and then went to manage a small team, which totally shot my tech skills in ...
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Courses for project management [closed]

My employer recently read the twelve steps to better code and wants me to write a protocol for how we should handle bugs and new features. We are a small company with just three programmers and we use ...
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JavaScript for a non-programmer [closed]

2 years ago I starded learning AS3 in order to get hired at a web design company. A few months later, I ditched it, because I discovered that I'm better at design; so now I'm a web designer. ...
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If you had to teach professional development to students that just graduated school, what would be the topics? [closed]

The idea is to give them more chances to be efficient in a professional environment. Most students are good with theory, most of them are smart, but they have to learn how to solve common technical ...
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What are some good practices when trying to teach declarative programming to imperative programmers?

I offered to do a little bit training in F# at my company and they seemed to show some interest. They are generally VB6 and C# programmers who don't follow programming with too much passion. That ...
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“How to code better” training [closed]

We frequently recruit fresh talent into our company straight from the Universities. While a lot of training goes on for these developers, I think there should be a training program that simply teaches ...