David Ramel follows up his "Highest Paid Programmers" article with a look inside the world of high-frequency trading (HTF), where coders earn top dollars and even nanoseconds count.
How much can a programmer get paid? Our reporter went on a quest to document the high-end salary range for programmers, including the highest verifiable salary. Here's what he found out.
Sometimes programers get fired. And some of those individuals try to exact their revenge.
From the expected (spilling company secrets) to the ridiculous (taking left over pizza), here's how some developers saw their jobs – and sometimes careers – come to the end.
In this year's "50 Best Careers" list, released Monday, four IT-related jobs made the cut: computer software engineer, computer support specialist, computer systems analyst and network architect.
Sure, you can compete with every other company for developers from MIT, Stanford and Cal Tech, but here's six other schools with top-level Computer Science programs that you should be looking at.
Intelligence analysis software is about to go open source. Matthew Burton, a former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst and software developer, is working on an open-source version of a CIA software tool called "Analysis of Competing Hypotheses."
Microsoft hiring managers and interviewees share inside advice for nailing the interview process.
In a new survey, more than half f application developers say they don't have enough time to complete their work and nearly a third said testing is their top challenge.
Part 1 of this series covered what's changed and what you can expect in general (e.g., lots of code). In this second installment, those who've gone before (and who are doing the interviews) give you tips, tricks and advice on exactly what to expect/how to prepare.
Will Microsoft still really ask you how to move Mount Fuji? How much coding (and what kind) will there really be? Find out in the first of this three-part series.
IT salaries at enterprises inched up slightly this year for the most part, according to a study published on Monday.
San Francisco-based research and analysis group Focus has named systems engineer as the "best job in America."
Global IT expenditure is expected to increase slightly this year, according to reports released this week.
A study released Thursday found that at least some IT projects that have been shelved are back on companies' drawing boards.
IT organizations are budgeting to give employees a small pay increase in 2010, according to a recent report.
A report predicts that despite layoffs, IT salaries may weather 2009's general economic downturn.
Amid the current economic uncertainty, some businesses will probably opt to kill existing outsourcing arrangements to cut costs, but some in the industry expect the economic downturn to result in a net gain for outsourcers.
Redmond's security team is undergoing a revamp with the announcement that Andrew Cushman, director of Microsoft's Security Response Center, will be stepping down to be replaced by group manager Mike Reavey.
Microsoft announced lower than expected earnings for its second fiscal quarter said that it will eliminate 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months.