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UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Teaches Highly Solicited Web 2.0 Skills

August 31, 2007; 03:41 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley, headquartered in Cupertino, is offering Fall and Winter courses in software development that teach Web 2.0 programming skills and methods.

Web 2.0 is term used to describe the 2nd generation of internet technology found on popular sites like MySpace and YouTube. Web 2.0 allows users communicate with each other and share information, pictures, video and other media.

Individuals skilled in Web 2.0 programming have become highly sought-after by employers. Companies, from tech giants like Oracle to small, private start-ups, are offering generous benefits and hefty paychecks as the supply of Web 2.0 engineers is low and the demands are high.

Amongst the courses offered by UCSC Extensions Engineering and Technology department are introduction to AJAX, Object-Oriented Programming with Ruby and Advanced Ruby and Ruby on Rails; all teaching skills essential to Web 2.0 programming.

Course schedules at UCSC Extension are especially tailored to fit into the busy lifestyles of working professionals. Most classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends. Students can view a full catalog and schedule of classes on the UCSC Extension website, http://www.ucsc-extension.edu/web

UCSC Extension provides continuing education to the residents of the Bay Area, offering courses in engineering and technology, arts and humanities, business management, education, biosciences and more. UCSC Extension campuses are conveniently located throughout the South Bay Area with campuses in Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz.

Source: www.businesswire.com



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