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Riviera Partners, a California-based recruiting service crunched some numbers related to software developers it helped place in Silicon Valley in 2012. The numbers are pretty stunning. A junior-level engineer working in PHP, the least lucrative of the major programming languages, earns $75,000. But just 14 percent of the people benefiting from the tech boom are women.

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