Dan Tynan

Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Mark Zuckerberg was in nappies. A prolific freelance writer whose work has appeared in more than 70 publications, he is the former editor in chief of Yahoo Tech and a longtime contributing editor for InfoWorld and PCWorld.

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Boom or bust: The lowdown on code academies

Programming boot camps are increasing the supply of code-ready workers, but is a 12-week crash course really any substitute for a four-year engineering degree?

6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

Do sys admins wield power beyond the CIO's worst nightmares? Are IT employees routinely walking off with company equipment? Insiders say the answer is yes.

7 simple rules for hiring great developers

Top developers can write their own ticket in today's tech hiring market, so how do smaller operations or startups attract skilled talent? From weeding out rocks stars to mentoring on the job, hiring managers explain how they build dev...

Fatal distraction: 7 IT mistakes that will get you fired

Fatal distraction: 7 IT mistakes that will get you fired

It's hard to get a good job in IT these days, but it's all too easy to lose one.

Tech boom! The war for top developer talent

With eight qualified candidates for every 10 openings, today's talented developers have their pick of perks, career paths, and more.

8 biggest myths about managing geeks

True talent is hard to win and retain in the business of IT. Find out what skilled managers do, and what they've learned to avoid, in the quest to keep top developers and admins around for the long haul.

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