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Forgetting my work skill and experience [closed]

I have worked 8 years as software developer in IT industry. Due to personal reasons I had to move to a new country where I am pursuing Master in computer science. The course is not offering me much ...
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Why doesn't copilot lead to layoffs at coding jobs? [closed]

Github argues that "developers who used GitHub Copilot completed the task significantly faster–55% faster than the developers who didn’t use GitHub Copilot." How come we're not seeing a ...
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Is it worth it to report hostile work environment to the HR or it would be futile exercise and can backfire?

Okay, so I have been working for Company P (Parent company) where I am assigned to Company C (Client company). I have been with the parent company for 3 years and have recently been assigned to client ...
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For a job application, I've been asked to provide code samples but they need to fit certain criteria

I'm applying for a job at a large web agency. It is a senior role, focus is front-end, but there is an element of back-end PHP too. Anyway, I've had the preliminary interview and they've now requested ...
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Not seeing prospect in the job [closed]

I got hired as a IT contractor to work on project A with Mark, after completing a task in project A I was told to move to new project , project B , which was new. I was the first person to start it ...
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My journey learning programming. Looking for guidance ~ where do I go from here? [closed]

I started to learn to programming sometime in May about 4 months ago, I had tried to learn before, but this time was with real college courses. I feel like this is the perfect career for me, but I ...
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Should I take all my notes code from my actual job after leaving or should I help them after leaving?

Right now I am working as an intern in a unit of a non-profit foundation. I am faced with an ethical dilemma, which is that I have been given the opportunity to start working as a biostatistician, ...
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Small projects for improving development

TLDR: How big and what kind of programming projects do you create just to learn new things as a software developers? Recenlty, I realized that due to some legacy projects I worked with, my programming ...
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New employer's code is a timebomb of epic proportions. How to deal with this accordingly? [duplicate]

Using a temp anonymous account because I post regularly on stackoverflow/here under my real name. So I got a new employer the other week as a software engineer. Friendly team, good employer. No issues ...
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Shall a senior coach/correct Junior's behavior?

I am a senior software engineer in a company who has the role of code reviewing. Last week I have rejected two PRs from juniors, one of them was simply duplicating a lot of code (~5K) lines with the ...
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Manager removes code documentation without explanation

I have recently joined a startup in software engineering, and my tasks consist of writing code that gets merged into the master branch. Before the code is accepted, it is reviewed by my manager, who ...
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How long should you wait for a code review?

I've been working as a junior developer for a startup and mainly doing smaller bug fixes. How long should you wait on average on your code to be code reviewed? I've submitted a few non-prio merge ...
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How to manage a junior developer who complains that a senior developer is throwing lots of comments on their code reviews? (Updated with more info) [closed]

How would you handle this as a senior manager? Given that there are already coding standards, process etc. There are coding standards already set and the junior engineer is following the standards, ...
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How to offer code-reviews to a junior colleague who has been in the office longer than I am?

I am a senior software engineer, on an algorithm development team, with the algorithm engineer title (I wanted to stop being a software engineer by title, and move to algorithm development, which I ...
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Is it bad for software developers to sign their comments in the code? [closed]

I am a software developer and I work in a big team where everybody works on everybody's code. I am used to comment a lot, indicating what I am editing, why, and what is expected to happen after a ...
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What steps should I take to use GitHub copilot in my work? [closed]

A few weeks ago I got access to GitHub copilot, probably many of you have seen hundreds of news about GitHub copilot, if you do not know, in essence it is a kind of AI that helps you create code, I ...
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Using different programming language as coworker

I do alot of text file parsing at work and I like to use python since it's a lot of times easier and less code to write but the rest of my coworkers use C# or VB with .net. People do their own work ...
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What does it mean if I am non billable on my project yet a useful resource. Will they fire me?

I work as a non billable member in my company. But I complete my tasks assigned to me on time for my project. Is there a chance that in future my company will fire me just because I am non billable?
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Got rejected in a coding interview even though I felt I could get to the next round. How can I be consistently successful in coding interviews? [closed]

About two months ago, I was interviewed by a developer from a start-up company and he asked me to write C++ code for a straight-forward problem (Given an array of integers, return the prime numbers in ...
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Are questions on theory useful in interviews?

Our company have been interviewing for a C# position recently. One of the questions we ask is "can you explain the difference between an abstract class and an interface". I've been to many ...
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My colleague got upset, did I insult him?

I am an international female student, working as a part-time employee in a fairly big company in Canada with a group: 2 other international male students and one male employee, "Jack", who ...
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How to avoid these duplications and streamline? [closed]

I working in a departmentA, where I write my own code and perform required task. Some other departmentB is working on the same area (departmentB is not aware that departmentA already completed) which ...
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How do to ship "utility" code that's not really part of the "value add" work

I hope this is the right forum for this. I do software work for clients and typically the client owns the code I write. Now this work can include "utilities" i.e. useful code that I have ...
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How can I get a new developer to significantly improve their code?

I'm technical lead and we have a recent hire that's very inexperienced. He's also very opinionated and proud for a newbie and his code style diverges too much from the team. But he still produces low-...
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What are my rights regarding IP (in UK) when there was no written contract and business never paid fully for the code

Hope you will be able to help me here. I do not really know if this is the correct place to ask such questions. In 2014 I started to work for a certain company – the setup was that I was hired by my ...
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I'm in isolation - How can I prove that I can code without leaving the house or paying much money?

This is a shot in the dark, but I'm hoping for the best. My situation is as follows: I have a Master's degree in mathematics and have been trying my best to get a statistics job, or better yet, data ...
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Team doesn't take my code review comments seriously

I am a mid level software developer in a small software company. I have been here for the last 8 months and due to my approach with code reviews I was added to the mandatory reviewers list early on. ...
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When I need to constructively criticize someone's code, what can I do to "soften the blow" and increase the impact at the same time?

A junior developer was having some issues on a project. As the deadline got closer without any resolution in sight, my manager asked me to help out. I'm a mid-level developer on the team. After ...
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The Value and ownership of programming interview questions for developers

During taking interviews for developer positions, it is common to ask to provide snippets of code that fulfill specific requirements. Therefore, recently I was asked to create an entire application ...
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How to do code reviews to people whose programming skills are weak?

I am a developer and I was recently promoted so I am doing significantly more code reviews now. Part of that includes doing code reviews on Github with people who are either not very competent or lack ...
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I feel ashamed about my old code

Last year I entered in a software company as a Junior developer and started to work with new language and technologies. I tried my best, studied, and did a lot of features. Because of this, I gained ...
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Coworker ignores my code review suggestions

I work as a developer in a small team containing 5 developers and a team lead. I have been on a project since its beginning so I understand the code better than others. It happens sometimes that, I ...
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Manager asked me to reconsider my resignation and he sounded quite convincing, should I listen to him? [closed]

As stated in this question: Just resigned as backend developer. How do I acquire the skills needed for my next job? I have resigned from my job as backend developer. Today my manager and I had a ...
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Just resigned as backend developer. How do I acquire the skills needed for my next job?

I am an engineering graduate from a Non CS background. I have been working as a backend developer for almost two years now. The tasks had become a little repetitive for me and frankly speaking a ...
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Reviewing old code database, how to start interacting with the dev team?

TL, DR: There was this software product being developed in my company, I needed to review a lot of the codebase. How do I talk to the development team? The not-so-short version: Due to several reasons ...
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Coworker thinks code review cost too much time

Almost a year ago I switched to my current job. I have 2 prior years of programming experience but this is my first time working on an entirely new product. I am part of a small team of (5 or less) ...
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Respect and Code Reviews [duplicate]

How do you respect your boss when he asks you to write the code in his fashion for no objective reason other than he likes it that way? I submitted my code for review and passed all lint checks and ...
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Can I reuse the code of an application written in my spare time if it has been deployed and used in the internal company network?

I have written a small application to offer a service to all employees where I work. This was done outside of work almost 100% using my personal laptop (only small fixes were done at work mostly ...
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My interview answers are "overly engineered/complex and too hard to read" [closed]

I'm a graduated computer sience student (with a gpa of 95/100) and maintain some open source projects. I love to code and this is my daily job in a company that almost declined me in the interview ...
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what I will choose, while giving any coding interview -- Own Algorithm or Any predefined algroithm if the complexity isn't mentioned? [closed]

In a coding/technical interview, your interviewer may ask you to write an algorithm -- for example, one that efficiently can return "longest possible increasing order" from a stream of numbers. Will ...
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How do I know if I suck at code reviews?

I’m a senior frontend developer. My career is going great but I feel like I'm terrible at reviewing other people's code. There’s a much higher level of complexity that I can understand when its code I'...
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How to approach protecting my code as a research assistant? Should I be worried in the first place?

I am an undergraduate working as a research assistant for a university, primarily alongside a supervisor. While I have my own project, my job still has me assisting my supervisor in his main research. ...
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Colleague prefers to roll their own solutions that are completely unnecessary

How do I help a coworker with more years of experience write cleaner code? Let's call them Dario. What are some tips on how to gradually introduce clean code concepts while still being respectful and ...
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Who to go to about a code review?

I am an apprentice at a large-ish company (500-600 employees). It is an engineering firm. I have written a web app which was not requested by anyone to start with but when I demonstrated the potential ...
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Is it a problem that pull requests are approved without any comments

I've recently joined a new company within this pretty small team. I'm running into this issue where my coworkers approve my pull request a few seconds after I ask them to review it. There never are ...
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Team member is vehemently against code formatting

I am the manager of a small team of developers (5 engineers, including me). A few months ago, on the suggestion of another colleague we introduced mandatory code formatting in the code base, for our ...
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Code Ownership Vs Responsibility&Credit

I'm having mixed feelings about a situation in my workplace. I’m getting the impression that a colleague wants to claim my work as his, but I’m also suspecting it might be unfair of me to think so. ...
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Can I criticise the more senior developers around me for not writing clean code?

I am a junior developer. Although I already programmed in different languages for the last 5 years I still have a hard time debugging more complex issues. On the other hand I like clean code and try ...
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Professionalism: protecting code quality

TL;DR: Questions under the text I am a software developer at the R&D center. Due to my seniority, I am oftentimes asked to review time/scope critical changes to our code-base. Due to the hectic ...
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I developed code and "donated" it my workplace to speed things up. Now do they own that code? [closed]

I work at a small startup as a full stack developer. We previously used PHP to develop all of our applications and I told my boss we should eventually move to C# which he agreed. Over the coming ...
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