Workplace Trends To Watch for in 2021

COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our lives — at home and at work. Some of these changes are short-term, but most will have a lasting impact. While organizations have worked to adapt to the shift in technology and processes, one of the most profound changes has been that of our mindset. 

Even as we roll out the COVID-19 vaccination for mass distribution, many of these new changes will permanently reshape our conception of the world of work in the times to come. 

Remote work has become the norm and many organizations like Microsoft, Gartner, Adobe, PayPal, Salesforce, Slack, Twitter and more have adopted an indefinite work-from-home model.

With that in mind, it has become increasingly more important to redefine and further clarify company values and culture to keep organizations in sync with the new normal of working.  Here are some workplace trends that you can expect to see in 2021. 



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An Introduction to SQL Join

Users of relational databases want all the data they need at their fingertips, while the database designers want to responsibly “decompose” the data into the smallest possible and most efficient tables. There’s always a tension between ease and efficiency at scale.

The SQL Join operation satisfyingly bridges this tension, giving you the power to derive tables that contain exactly the data you need.

SQL Join generates a new (temporary or permanent) table from one or more tables by combining columns based on the way the Join is invoked. There’s also a “self-join” variant to groom an unruly table into something more manageable.



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Becoming a Full Stack Web Developer: What You Need to Know

Full stack web developers are an integral part of the technology landscape, and as technology requirements grow — especially among businesses — the need for skilled professionals in these roles will increase

According to the 2020 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, 55% of working technologists consider themselves full stack developers, while 37.1% call themselves front-end developers and 55.2% prefer the title back-end developer.

With remote hiring at an all-time high, and top companies around the world looking for talent, there’s never been a better time to become a full stack web developer. 

Here’s how you can become a full stack web developer.



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Java Design Patterns

Despite declarative programming styles on the rise, object-oriented programming (OOP) is clearly here to stay. After all, it still provides the most natural way of building user interfaces and lends itself to organized, systemized applications. But an understanding of OOP isn’t complete without sound knowledge of the design patterns that organize object-oriented programs.

In this article, we’ll explore the origins of these design patterns and cover the benefits of using them. We’ll also dive into three specific design patterns and how you can implement them when programming with Java.



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The Many Types of Javascript For Loop

For the uninitiated, “For loops” are programming statements that examine every element an object contains. The Javascript standard contains multiple types of for loops. You can apply each one in a different programming context.

All Javascript for loops have the same basic structure. They start with the word “for” followed by an iteration method in parentheses. Instructions for manipulating elements come between curly braces after the iteration method.



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How Sensor Fusion Works

Though we’re mostly unaware of it, our senses relentlessly work together to guide us through the world. Our vision, hearing, sense of touch and smell create mental images of the environment at every instant, helping us make basic decisions — Is it safe to cross the street? Is this sandwich still edible?

Since these processes are involuntary, we’re not aware of how complex they really are. However, the intricacy of fusing together different sensory channels reveals itself when we start teaching a machine to master the same skill.



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How AI Can Transform Your Workforce

Digital transformation is about so much more than implementing Slack in your company to streamline communication. The goal of digital transformation is to drive organizational change and support growth, and that requires the thoughtful, strategic use of technology like enterprise artificial intelligence (AI). 

To drive successful digital transformation in your organization, you must first drive alignment within your leadership and people teams. This will help streamline the solution, strategy, and execution.

Despite what the phrase AI may make you think of, it’s not only a hot trend or something to be used for one-off projects. It’s a powerful tool to drive digital transformation at scale. 

Let’s take a look at how AI can help transform your workforce.



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