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

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What do you feel is the best way to increase colleagues knowledge?

Our team recently joined up with a few smaller teams, and as we had some direction and standards to our development it was decided that it would be best to train those up in our chosen languages and ...
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Training a 'replacement', how to enforce standards?

Not sure that this is the right stack exchange site to ask this of, but here goes... Scope I work for a small company that employs a few hundred people. The development team for the company is ...
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Embedded Linux Training [closed]

I have been working with an old OS9(not mac) operating system and I have been trying to get my organization to transition to an embedded Linux platform. We have money in the budget for training and I ...
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Looking for recommendations for a database design 101 class

I've been tasked to train a new MS Access developer that's moving into my department in a couple weeks. I'm not completely certain what his knowledge level is, but from what I've seen he knows very ...
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C++ For C# programmers

I need to learn as much C++ as possible, I'm a senior C# developer. Is there any good tutorial for that? Or a book? And will it be difficult to learn C++? If you ask what I will do with C++, I have ...
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Learning Sparx Enterprise Architect

I have a basic working knowledge of Enterprise Architect with 6 months experience. But I would like to learn how to use more of it. Anyone have a recommendation for a learning source or course?
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How to make a training session effective?

In recent months I've been working on a project, and two weeks from now I'm leaving the company. I've scheduled a 4-hour training session next week in order to train my colleagues (the team leader and ...
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How to mentor junior programmer who may not be a good fit for programming? [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a precarious position. I'm working remotely for a client that has recently brought in a junior developer straight out of college into the project. He works physically at their office. ...
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Learning Smalltalk as a Java programmer

I am a Java programmer willing to learn smalltalk. As of now I am working within the Pharo environment. Trying to switch from Java to Smalltalk is being a bit of a headache, honestly. I would like to ...
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Paying for training when resigning?

Hi Programmers Community. I came across the following predicament during the past month when an employee at my company resigned. It is the company policy that when you resign, all training that you ...
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Topics for development team cross training sessions

Our team of developers are going to start holding monthly meetings for the purposes of cross training and knowledge improvement. We're looking for ideas for topics to discuss. We've already made a ...
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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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Would you consider using training/mentoring from LearnersParadise.com?

My initial question deserves some explanation. I signed up for an account at learnersparadise.com. After signing up I couldn't login so I opted to use their "send password" feature. Upon receiving my ...
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developing web applications using .NET platform - key features in training?

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?

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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Managing International Programmers

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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crash course in c++ [closed]

I may have to give a crash course in c++ for a data structures class. Any suggestions on what would be essential for me to go over other than classes? thanks in advance I forgot to mention I am not ...
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How should I evaluate a training class?

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 ask the boss to pay for qualifications?

I'm working as a junior developer for a startup company, and have been working here around 7 months now. After 4 months, we had a late quarterly review, and just before the boss mentioned there was a ...
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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

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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C# .NET 4.0 interactive course?

I would like to learn C# programming. I already studied it for several weeks and wrote some minor programs with VS2010, and I'm not completely newbie at programming because I worked on STALKER - ...
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How do you go about training a replacement?

I recently asked about leaving a position and got a lot of great answers. One of the common threads was that being around to train the new person would be expected and could go a long way. Now ...
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Can anyone recommend a good resource for finding SQL Server training?

Either on site or off site training (no web training). I've been Googling but have only found a few companies. It would be nice to find something that offers reviews on various companies that ...
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Differences between Software Quality certification levels?

First off, thanks for reading the question. I understand that this would theoretically be best asked in the SQA stack area - but - seeing as how that doesn't officially exist yet, maybe this was the ...
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Courses for project management

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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MSFT released “ASP.NET Developer Guidance” PDF… What's missing in your opinion?

Microsoft created this ASP.NET documentation map that aggregates a ton of great links into a single PDF. ...
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JavaScript for a non-programmer

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

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 ...
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A Programmers Version of Pygmalion

How long would it take and what resources would you need to train someone right out of high school and make them a 'technically' employable programmer? Granted they may not be mature enough to pass ...