Is it time to switch to PostgreSQL?


The chart shows the <a href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Link to Google Trends comparison”>Google Trends</a> query for comparing PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB on the web over the last ten years.

These are the main three production quality, open source relational databases available today, and four if you count FireBird but for brevity I’m excluding it. If you don’t know MariaDB, it’s a drop in replacement for MySQL, forked not long after Oracle bought Sun who had previously bought and owned MySQL. MariaDB is more open than Oracle’s MySQL but technically maintains very high compatibility.  Read more →

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Job Hacker… 5 Ways to find a Tech Job quickly


Are you looking for a new tech job? Check out our new infographic that gives you 5 tips on ways to quickly find your next tech job.

See the Job Hacker infographic here.

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263 Jobs Available from Top 10 Employers of November (It’s Not Too Late to Apply!)  



Some of the UK’s fastest growing tech departments are looking for the perfect close to the year by adding the most promising tech talent to their teams. This time we share 263 jobs, where you can read the company’s characteristics and see which job can fit more to your profile and experience. According to statistics from the National Statistics, comparing June-August 2015 with a year earlier, pay for employees in Great Britain increased by 3.0% including bonuses and by 2.8% excluding bonuses. So this is an ideal time to be making your next career move:  Read more →

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Big Tech City UK Developments of 2015

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Tech City UK is the non-profit organisation that was launched in 2010 to support East London’s Silicon Roundabout tech hub, but has since expanded to support digital entrepreneurs in Greater London and other UK cities. We have looked at some of the important changes that have happened in 2015.  Read more →

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The Hottest Tech Locations


We surveyed 910 tech professionals to find out where the hottest locations for tech jobs are.

The survey asked tech pros to rank their training and development, employee benefits and work life balance which we then used to create the top tech locations. Find out more…

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10 of the Highest Paid UK Developer Jobs

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According to, 38% of developers switched jobs in the last year and 53% will leave their role if a more interesting one comes along. With over 7,500 developer jobs currently listed on Dice Tech UK, we’ve decided to provide a quick glimpse at 10 of the highest paid roles to advise on the variety of challenges that are available to you:
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What is Clang?

To understand <a href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Link to Clang on”>Clang</a>, you have to know about the <a href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Link to “>LLVM project</a>. Written in C++, it’s building the infrastructure for a compiler. LLVM is short for low level virtual machine and is an intermediate compiler language (LLVM IR), similar in concept to bytecode or .il. It’s also the name for the whole project which somewhat confusingly does not have a virtual machine.

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Win an Apple Watch worth £339!



To celebrate the launch of our ‘Hottest in Tech’ campaign at Old Street Station, we’re offering a lucky individual the chance to win an Apple Watch worth £339!

To be entered into a prize draw, simply head down to one of our pop-up photo stands situated at two Old Street station exits, then upload your pic to to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using hashtag #HotTechTalent.

Our team will be there on 26th and 27th November from 7 – 10am and then 12 -7pm. Entries close at 11.59pm on 27th November… make sure you don’t miss out!

Follow @Dice_TechUK for updates.

Good luck!





  1. This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
  2. To enter, the participant must follow@Dice_TechUK, upload their photo with one of the pop-up photo ads outside Old Street using hashtag #HotTechTalent.
  3. The Promotional Period runs from 7am on 26.11.15 until 23:59 GMT on 27.11.15. Any entries received outside of the Promotional Period detailed above will not be considered.
  4. No entries from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.
  5. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Entrants are providing information to the Promoter and not to Twitter. Entrants release Twitter for all claims and liabilities arising in respect of the Promotion.
  6. Closing date for receipt of entries is 23:59 BST on 27.11.15.
  7. Promotion is limited to one entry per Twitter account. If the participant enters multiple times, only the first entry will be considered.
  8. Responsibility is not accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
  9. The competition will have one winner.
  10. The winner will be randomly chosen out of all participants who have uploaded an image using the hashtag #HotTechTalent
  11. The winner will receive an Apple Watch up to the value of £339.
  12. The prizes will be sent by post to an address provided.
  13. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or consequential damage of any nature in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused by acceptance of the terms and conditions or in connection with the prize (to the extent permissible by law).
  14. The prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  15. In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final.  In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value. No correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The winners will be notified by a direct message on Twitter on 30th The winner must then claim their prize within seven days of the notification by sending a message to the email address provided containing their name, email address, postal address and phone number. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the promotion rules.
  17. By entering the promotion, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules and consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Data Controller for the purposes of the administration of this promotion and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented. All entry instructions form part of the rules.
  18. If the image is deemed inappropriate Dice Tech UK reserve the right to remove it and the entrant will not be able to enter the competition.
  19. These Terms and Conditions and any issues or disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions (whether such disputes or issues are contractual or non-contractual in nature, such as claims in tort, for breach of statute or regulation or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Entrants hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any such dispute or issues.

Promoter and Data Controller: Jobboard Enterprises Limited, 5th Floor, 69-77 Paul Street, London. EC2A 4NW (Please do not send entries to this address)


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The Hottest Tech Salaries


Dice have partnered with IT Jobs Watch, to create a list of tech jobs which have seen the biggest percentage increase in salary.

Find out more and see the 20 hottest tech jobs which have seen the biggest increase in salary. Read more…


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Our Review of Enterprise IT Automation Platforms

Enterprise IT teams perform a number of manual tasks to deploy and configure applications for the end user to consume. In order to scale up applications for a larger user base, IT teams end up repeating the same tasks on a number of servers and manage the servers manually. IT automation platforms help in automating the creation, management and deployment of application stacks across a number of servers. In this article, we review the best enterprise IT automation platforms in the current market.  Read more →

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