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IntelliJ personal developer license. Can I use for developing for another company? (complicated) [on hold]

my case is following: I am a developer (D), I bought IntelliJ Personal license. I am also self employed (SE), but I bought license for me, personal. Is it legal to use this license when I am writing ...
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5answers
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Is it a good idea to tell my programmer colleagues that I actually code for fun? [on hold]

I'm part of a small software development team. It happens that one of my greatest hobbies is actually, software development. In my free time, I enjoy contributing to several open source projects.When ...
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1answer
143 views

Boss decisions are pushing backwards our product

Long story short, last Friday my boss told me we needed to release a new version of our ship application as soon as possible that day, without previous noticing. I told him it wasn't properly tested ...
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2answers
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Can I get a programming job out of college with IT internship experience? [closed]

For the past two summers I worked doing IT internships, as they seemed interesting and the pay was good. However after thinking about it more I realized what I really enjoy is programming. I'll be ...
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3answers
325 views

Is living at work normal when completing a project on a tight deadline? [closed]

I dropped out of school a few months ago to work at a tech startup without realising how demanding the job would be. The company culture is passion-first. I'm frequently told I'm doing great work and ...
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0answers
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Should I do a coding-test after Second Interview or put my energy on freelancing [closed]

I have a day job and which is very reasonable. I am now starting my freelance career along that. But I am recently approached for a senior software development Post. After two interviews, they want me ...
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1answer
271 views

What am I supposed to do with blanks before each contract paragraph?

I received an internship contract formatted in a way I have never seen before, and I wonder how am I supposed to sign it. There is a special place at the end for my signature, but strangely each ...
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0answers
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Accepted a full time offer that starts this summer, too late to renegotiate? [duplicate]

I interned at a software company this past summer, had a great experience and I received and accepted a full time offer to return next summer after I graduate (currently a senior in college). I was so ...
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2answers
212 views

Is “garbage in, garbage out” a valid reason for poor-quality work? [closed]

I am what would be considered a junior to mid-level programmer, though at this company I am working at(which is my first job in the field) I am more realistically closer to being mid to senior. For ...
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2answers
64 views

Career advice - SharePoint development [closed]

I am a newly graduated computing science student and have taken up role as a sharepoint developer, working with C# and TypeScript. I enjoy the work but anyone i have spoken to / read online about ...
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3answers
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Is it good to put experience if the job is for fresher (entry-level)?

Is it good to put experience if the job is for fresher (entry-level), I am little confused about this, I am thinking that if they mention that the job is for fresher then they will be looking for ...
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1answer
157 views

How do I effectively handle this situation of no workflow?

I am a software developer who makes games. I really am at my wit's end with the game because of the chaotic workflow. The workflow is getting in the way of me getting anything done properly. ...
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2answers
192 views

Job Interview: Should I ask company about possible topics for interview?

I have a half day technical interview as a data scientist in the coming week but I was not told what the topics will be. Also the job description is a arch-typical generic data science description ...
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4answers
864 views

I've just started an internship and have realised that I am disorganised and inefficient at work

I have had my current job for two weeks and it is an internship at a software company that makes financial products. It is an excellent workplace with smart people and a good atmosphere. I got the job ...
3
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1answer
222 views

How to get paid as remote developer working from Venezuela? [closed]

Here in Venezuela We have a severe currency exchange control set by the government since 2003. This means that buying and selling any foreign currency freely is not 100% legal and is controlled by the ...
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7answers
586 views

Cultural clash in the office - artists and engineer struggling to understand each other [closed]

I work as a software developer and the artists at work always get very defensive and nervous when they work with us. We don't think we look down on them at all, however they become quite upset when ...
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3answers
383 views

How much should a developer contribute in business analysis meetings of a software project?

I've previously worked in a project where mostly my Team Lead, Project Manager and the Business Analyst would sit together and discuss about the business of our project. They'd attend client meetings ...
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6answers
6k views

Can an ex-friend sabotage my career? [closed]

So, I recently got an offer from my dream company for a software engineering summer internship, and graciously accepted. I have an ex-friend who is incredibly vindictive and has been known to do ...
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4answers
310 views

What is the level of complexity required in coding samples? [closed]

A few months ago I was given a pre-interview assignment for a company. The task was simple, read some data from a file and put them in a database. Many areas of the design had a varying degree of ...
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4answers
399 views

How can I request a mentor/helping hand in my company to learn coding?

I've had a very hard time back in my university during my undergrad in CSE due to numerous reasons. Added to that, due to the intimidating nature of our very first programming course instructor, I ...
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2answers
206 views

Should I include mini projects in my resume as a fresher? [closed]

I am a university fresher in Information Technology. As a fresher, I have nothing to show as my experience in my resume. But, I have done some academic projects during my study. Some of them are ...
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1answer
143 views

When not to reply to a recruiter as it would be clear that it is a waste of time? [closed]

I have not been actively searching for a job, but I received an email from a recruiter saying that he wants to talk to me about some specific clients of his and asked my updated resume. Although I am ...
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2answers
124 views

Seeking both an internship and/or a full time

I am a Computer Science international graduate student who has one additional semester before I graduate. I currently work part time as a software developer intern and study full time. This should ...
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4answers
218 views

Documenting all aspects of a system

When creating documentation for a project, I understand some things are completely necessary, however I was asked to provide a brief description for every query in a system I built. That's over 100 ...
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1answer
278 views

Software Dev: What career implications should I consider when making a decision between two companies? [closed]

I have an offer from a company, I'll call CompanyOne, that I am on a time crunch to answer. I may potentially have an offer soon from a very different company, I'll call CompanyTwo, and I am terrified ...
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2answers
62 views

Which employer to ask for a professional reference to apply for part time study

I am based in the UK and have been working in industry for almost 3 years now since graduating. I have very recently left my first graduate job (no bridges burned) and have been working in a new job ...
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2answers
132 views

How To Convince Boss To Sell In-Development App To Software Company [closed]

Short Version: Sorry for the long post. The short version of this question is just like the title: How To Convince Boss To Sell In-Development App To Software Company Long Version: I work as the sole ...
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5answers
422 views

Is it okay to negotiate a promotional raise via email?

At the end of October I was offered a promotion to Senior Software Engineer from a Software Engineer II. When I was offered the position I was told that we would discuss salary next week and my raise ...
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3answers
3k views

How to prepare for a client visit?

I work as an application engineer in a small (~20 people) multimedia software company and I have remote clients and our Asian re-seller coming from South Korea for a business visit. I am junior and I ...
2
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3answers
179 views

Is it fair to apply for jobs where the interest with the service/product niche isn't a good match?

I've recently started to look for a new job in my web development career, applying to several places. Not wanting to be very picky, I applied to a lot of jobs where the required set of ...
2
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3answers
546 views

How do I handle a co-worker stealing company time? [duplicate]

My co-worker and I started at the same time, mid-summer, so we each have 9 days of vacation time through the end of the year. Our new boss works remotely and there is very little accountability. My ...
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11answers
12k views

How do I tell my colleagues that the codebase they've built is a total mess and their practices are ancient?

The situation A few months ago, I've been working with a new team in a new company. The company offers some web services and the team's role is to develop and maintain those services. Problem #1: ...
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1answer
285 views

Dangling Career with high quit frequency from PHP Developer Jobs - Need help

I'm really worried about the way things went with my career. I've started computer science study by switching from a different field. I was so much into programming that I got my first job after my ...
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3answers
168 views

What can be legal implications of launching my own open source software in competition with my previous employer? [closed]

I worked on an open source software for a startup and now I am not their employee. I have developed an open source software in the same technology, serving the same purpose. What can be legal ...
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2answers
572 views

Minimizing damage to reputation after an unfortunate sequence of events

In the past two years, I quit two jobs and was fired from one without cause. I'm a senior-level web developer, if it matters. The first, after a year working there I was significantly late being paid ...
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4answers
352 views

Can I use anything developed at my current employer in my portfolio? [closed]

My understanding is that the work product I develop while employed is the property of my employer. That said, can I put any of that product in a portfolio for prospective employers? If so, what are ...
3
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2answers
303 views

How do I leave my employer to work for one of our clients? [closed]

About two years ago I started work for a small web development firm as the second employee. Since we've grown a bit with a few hirings and a few firings to 5 employees. This is my first real job in ...
3
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3answers
2k views

Is it ethical to send a text to an unknown girl in my office by getting her mobile number through employee portal?

I am working in a multinational software company in India. Here in my office I am really interested in making a friendly relationship with a girl who doesn't know anything about me. Meaning she's from ...
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11answers
4k views

How to get over long (5 year) unemployment rut in software development? [closed]

I graduated 2009, Bachelors of Computer Information Systems, minor in Math, in western Canada. That's all my local University offered and I rationalized the minor helped even me out against Comp Sci ...
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3answers
523 views

Accepted job below advertised salary, use job posting to negotiate a raise

I accepted a job at a small software company as a software developer. The job posting stated the salary was between 40k and 50k depending on experience. After the interview I received a call and an ...
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3answers
308 views

Is it ok to ask in interview how many hours should I study after work [closed]

The employers often want that their employees study. I mean not in university, but just reading books or articles. But I have never heard - how much. If you are going to be the best, you can study 5 ...
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4answers
253 views

How to handle team member who is not performing at all [duplicate]

I am handling one project with 3 team members. I had given the effort estimations to my project manager as per team capacity and impacts on the existing modules. According to estimations I have to ...
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3answers
282 views

Interviewing - Reason for job change when leaving current employer too early [duplicate]

I am from an Indian community that works in one of the metro city for a reputed US based MNC firm. I joined this company 4 months back and this is my second employer (so you can guess I am just ...
3
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5answers
344 views

Will spending too much time on non-programming tasks hurt my career? [closed]

I recently started working at a small financial company as a software developer. I chose the company because of the technology stack, the freedom to use new technologies and frameworks to solve ...
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2answers
205 views

Is it wrong to reply to an interrupt result, correcting your mistakes, when you did not get to the next round?

I had an interview, and I know I definitely could have done better. The company sent me the result thorugh e-mail, and as I expected, I did not get to the next round of interviews. Would it be so ...
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1answer
171 views

Education Gap With Work Experience [duplicate]

I have a confusion that actually my B.E Computer science Batch 2008-2012. but, since I backlog on one paper I did not complete my graduation on 2012 and joined in a small IT Firm. I completed my ...
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1answer
313 views

Asking for promotion to manager

I have been working with a IT company for 3 years with the same title and salary. This year I was supposed to get a promotion but it did not happen. How can I ask my manager for the reason behind it? ...
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1answer
141 views

How to tell a non profitable change may be profitable in long term? [closed]

When I entered the company, there was a project that a colleague started earlier that year. Let me explain the technical and non technical way (pick the one you prefer): The technical background Our ...
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3answers
344 views

Is a job offer with an overnight deadline standard in London? [closed]

I've been offered a job the day of an interview but been asked to decide by the following morning. Is this standard practice for London software engineering jobs?
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1answer
137 views

Asking manager for more work politely [duplicate]

I joined in an IT company 3 years back but around 2 weeks back i got transferred to a new location under new manager.I have not yet assigned with any work.How do i ask politely to my manager to assign ...