While it’s clear that computer programmers need solid programming skills in order to build a successful career, there are numerous not-so-obvious jobs out there where programming skills are incredibly valuable.
The tech industry is booming. In 2021 there are an estimated 12.4 million jobs in the sector. If you’re considering transitioning into the tech industry, it may feel daunting, however, the good news is that your transferable skills are a major asset.
Even with very little tech experience, your transferable skills can help you land your dream role.
Here are four transferable skills that can be applied to tech and how to sell them in an interview.
So you’ve decided to start C++? That’s great! You’ve taken the huge first step, but where do you go next? Writing code in C++ looks as hard as picking up Japanese. You could always self-study, but getting qualified instruction will speed up your learning process. Read on for our tips on starting your C++ journey.
Imagine the paperclip maximizer — an artificially intelligent machine designed to manufacture paperclips without also being programmed with ethics. Eventually, the paperclip maximizer — if left alone to fulfill its one goal of manufacturing paperclips — could exhaust all Earth resources and organisms, including humans.
The paperclip maximizer thought experiment demonstrates the importance of ethics in the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI). If people create AI machines without carefully considering and addressing how the machines can negatively impact humanity and Earth, everyone has a problem.
The good news is that people do think through such dilemmas and recognize the importance of ethics in AI.
We find ourselves adding, subtracting, and comparing things on a regular basis. These simple (or complex) operations are just as important in code. In C++, operators perform calculations and compute results. We rely on operators for tasks such as calculating areas and volumes of shapes, comparing values in an if/else statement and checking if a statement is true or false.
C++ likely would not exist without classes. As the original C programming language grew more decipherable, C++ was born. Because C++ was built entirely with objects in mind, C++ uses classes to make it easy to work with objects. Classes and objects became the building blocks C++ uses for creating streamlined and easy-to-read code.
What exactly is a C++ class, and how does it tie into making it easy to use, follow and compile code? We’re glad you asked.