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Questions tagged [developer]

Related to software development and the role & function of software developers.

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How to resolve situation with less specialised senior dictating how to do my job when he doesn't like the solution?

I'm a software developer with about 10 years experience, working as a consultant since end of last year, through an agency that put me with my first client where I've now been for half a year. The ...
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Need help deciding what to focus on: Java or Javascript [on hold]

Currently still a newbie programmer interning at a financial company. Their code base is primarily Java. I'll also have to brush up on databases (MySQL, DB2), and version control systems (VCS I think ...
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Contesting fake poor performance [closed]

Worked as a web developer in a start up company for 4 years after I graduated. I was taken to a disciplinary for poor performance after the 4th year when things started to sour with management. I am ...
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Burned out due to current job, Can I take a week of vacation between jobs?

Background Information: Germany, Junior Dev, female, mid 20s I am leaving my current job in the middle of July because of: Sexual Harassment, helpless and scared I have a new job lined up for me ...
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First project as Dev Lead: Which questions to ask to get solid feedback? [closed]

I'm a mid level developer and I recently (successfully) completed my first project where I was acting as the lead developer. It was a fairly small situation: I was assigned to build something out ...
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Pros & cons of being the only developer in the company [closed]

I work in a tiny (~10) company. I am the only developer in this company and have to deal with all the IT related stuff such as servers, SEO etc. Of course, I also program which should be my main task. ...
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What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? [closed]

I would like to ask the following questions. What are the responsibilities of a junior developer? Will he/she be given a task to develop a new project from the start without any supervision? What if ...
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How to hold less stressful and more rewarding developer interviews [closed]

New take on asking the question, to keep it more specific I want to avoid adding too much stress on the interviewee when interviewing software developers. I want to be able to assess both technical ...
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What to do when my ideas aren't chosen, when I strongly disagree with the chosen solution?

Bit of a psychological question I have here in relation to working as a programmer. In your work environment, when you're working on a particular system and that system needs to change due to ...
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Employer is getting involved with my open source projects

Upfront info: I'm a UX Developer. Employed for a year and a half at my current position. I didn't sign any sort of contact/non-compete when I started my employment. My employer said I could include ...
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How do I determine the technical skills of a candidate at the first interview? [closed]

For the first time in my life I am involved in a hiring process for a new employee. This time I don't know the candidate. Other employees we have hired before were known to me before. That was easy. ...
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From software engineer to consulting

Context To set the context, I am now in my 5th year of university (France). I have had a fairly lot of internships, projects and side projects that made me think that I already am a senior developer ...
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Seeing no perspective in job - low motivation [closed]

I'm currently working as a consultant in the it department of an company which is active in industry. I've studied computer science and my goal was to become a software developer. My job currently ...
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27answers
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How to know if I am a 'Real Developer'

I am in my 5th year as a developer (3.5 years as junior/mid level and now a senior dev). My current role is not going well (people issues). Anyway, I said to one of the managers I was thinking of ...
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Thrown in the deep end — what are the signs it's time to leave?

I have been working at a new job for a short while now, hired as a junior developer for a small IT company. However, when I interviewed I made the mistake of not probing the support structure at the ...
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Change to a remote position [closed]

I work as a developer in the UK but I am from another country. I have been working for the same company for nearly two years now. The thing is that I am a bit tired of living here and I really want ...
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12answers
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What can I do about doing badly on an impromptu coding test?

I have been at my organization for around 18 months. I took a technical programming test (basically a C# kata of sorts) in the interview and flunked it. However, they said they liked my attitude and ...
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Why is it so hard to find a junior developer role?

My background is in electrical and electronic engineering and over the last 1,5 years, I have been playing with Android development. Last June, I completed the Android Developer Nanodegree course by ...
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Objective analysis of the situation [closed]

I joined as a frontend developer in a large company. When I first came into my team, they handed me a project for supporting legacy code and developing new code. After some time, they told me to ...
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Programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question

tl;dr: How to deal with programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question I interviewed a candidate for a programming position. He is a recent graduate from a ...
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How to handle when another dev screwed up a project?

I was working in a project and I finished all my tasks. Another dev started to work in the new tasks. Now I have downloaded the project and its with some build errors on it. How can I handle with ...
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Software Industry - is this normal to feel lost in first month?

I've been working with software development for nearly 3 years, but always in small companies with 6 employees at most. In Dec 2018, I started working in a big company and I'm still feeling completely ...
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I am finally hired as a programmer. But I know “nothing” [closed]

I've finally got my first opportunity as a PHP web developer. The thing is: I know very, very little PHP. I studied programming logic while I was in college, I've always worked with IT infrastructure, ...
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how to write a resume after having worked in a single (research) organization

I have worked all my career (since 1985) at the same research organization - CEA (the French equivalent of US DoE) as a research engineer (in 1990 I got a PhD in computer science). Except for a one ...
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Job title for employee between junior and middleweight in full stack developer role [closed]

Our Junior Full Stack Developer has began enquires for a promotion. I'm not sure if they're ready for the full title just yet (simply dropping the Junior portion). I like this to be a goal to strives ...
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Is it likely to get a job in Europe as a front end software developer with no bachelor? [closed]

So, I figure that this question may have been asked a few times in the past (or maybe with some different details) but basically I was measuring the odds of being hired in the EU, preferably Germany ...
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How can a back end or full stack developer highlight their portfolio site is only meant to showcase their work? [closed]

As a back end or full stack developer, one may want to have a portfolio site that showcases their other work. However, not everyone wants to design or build a portfolio site. Is it ok to use a ...
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How to handle Senior developer speaking bad over new colleagues [closed]

I face the issue that one of the Senior developers and actually one of the first employees of the company is regularly speaking bad over new-joiners. First of all it's important to understand, that we ...
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Contract to Hire salary conversion? [duplicate]

I am currently a contractor working for a DOD contract company as an application developer. I will begin the process of converting over to a full time employee of the DOD company here soon. Recently ...
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3answers
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Leveraging a New Part-Time Job to Transition into Full Time? [closed]

I have recently been trying to transition into doing full-time work at a company as a junior developer but have had some issues I am seeking advice about. I have applied for about 100 jobs so far and ...
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4answers
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Am I Right to Consider Myself a Junior Developer?

I have been doing freelance development work for almost 4 years now. I started in college (graduated with a business administration degree, never taken a CS class, got into programming as a hobby and ...
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9answers
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Should I count the hours that I wait for my code to run?

I am working on a project and I'm paid by hours. The majority of my work is computational programming and I need to run not-very-light computational jobs each day multiple times. Quite often the ...
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12answers
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As a developer; Not getting time to test, receiving extreme deadlines and not being listened to by the manager

A few months back I took over a job from someone who was quitting for the same reasons I am here today. The job involved developing an in-house application that would be used mostly by the staff. The ...
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Got hired without being asked relevant questions in the interview [closed]

I recently got hired as a Java programmer. The thing is, the interviewers were looking for both Javascript (front-end) and Java (back-end) programmers, and I told them I had experience in both. During ...
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How can I avoid critical mistakes in a new code environment?

I've been a developer for over 3 years now and I have built up confidence of my programming abilities within my team. Recently my team has been employed under a company owned by our venture ...
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Developer refuses to try to find a solution

I am an intern/working student and am currently working on a project dealing with continuous integration. However, the code I am loading is not complete so the deploy fails (obviously). The problem ...
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Moved to scrum, now developers are doing just QA

I understand that in scrum developers do some QA, but in the last several sprints we've been doing almost nothing but QA. We've brought this up to management, but they insist that that's how scrum ...
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Coworker demands immediate assistance when having computer trouble

I'm a developer at an agency and there is a photographer who works in office. She often has trouble with her computer: accounts, the internet, etc. She comes to me when she needs assistance with ...
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How to stop an employee from holding the company hostage?

I work in a team that writes software to facilitate one of the key business units of the company. I joined the team a few months ago and found out that there is high turn-over in my team due to one ...
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How many hours should we programming at the work? [closed]

For years this is a question for me, because I work like freelancing and coding at home. I do it like this: 1 to 1.5 hours coding, 1 or 2 hours free time. then repeat like that. Maybe I repeat this ...
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LinkedIn summary — mixed messages [closed]

I'm in the process of creating my LinkedIn profile to apply for my first full stack development job. I'm getting mixed messages about the summary section, which everyone agrees is important, but to ...
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1answer
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Final interview without experience on responsibilities of the role

I applied for a software developer job in a big retailer company and the main responsibilities of the role is to work on an e-commerce/m-commerce mobile application. I do not have any experience in ...
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If an applicant don't have all the “essential” skills for a Java Programmer job, will he/she be hired? [closed]

A Java Developer job post has the following "Essential" requirements: Experience in SQL and PL SQL programming as required by the Java applications. Experience in implementing standard Java ...
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Submitting a more efficient solution to online coding test after deadline? [duplicate]

I just had an online coding assessment for a job, that had many multiple choice questions and two coding challenges, all to be completed in 90 minutes. I am confident about my multiple choice answers ...
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3answers
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What is considered normal ramp up for a senior developer? [closed]

About a month ago I started a new job at a smallish company. I've been a web developer for about 6 years and only worked in big companies, big enough to be listed on the stock exchange, for example. ...
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How can I pad out my appraisal objectives?

I am a software developer and we are having an appraisal for the past calendar year. One of the sections in the appraisal form indicates that I have to list five objectives and score them accordingly. ...
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How to address decline in productivity due to possible burn-out, until my scheduled vacation starts?

Usually I save all my PTO for a few events in the spring that are of great personal importance. This means I tend to go 9+ months without a real vacation. However, last week I realized I was burning ...
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When to move to a new web development job despite recently starting my current one? [duplicate]

5 months ago I started a new job as a web developer which was a much desired change that was also a complete career transition for me. Even though I took a massive pay and benefits cut from my ...
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Sr. Software Engineer vs. Management Responsibility?

[Question moved from Project Management queue] I have a question from a developer perspective. I am currently on a team where I likely have the most advanced technical skills, and the management team ...
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Struggling to adjust to new position [closed]

I have recently started a position as a Junior Developer with an agency. I have two years experience in my language and the only reason I took a junior position again was because I felt I had more to ...