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Apply to Junior dev jobs now or work as Cashier? [closed]

I'm debating whether I should apply to junior developer jobs now or find and work on another job like a cashier job while gaining professional dev experience on side gigs. From my past experience ...
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Automated my work(code) and may lose job

I'm working for a local software company, where I build the Front-End part and make any changes asked by the client. In the beginning if any changes were asked by the client then I need to make those ...
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Be honest and potentially lose my job or lie and be safe?

I've been working for almost a half year at my current company (5 yoe). They talked about .Net Core / Microservices etc etc though in practice it seems I've been hired to follow up my current team ...
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What is the correct way to approach the request that "new developers should not be able to access the codebase"

We are a small team of developers working on a web app. I answer directly to the company directors, who are responsible for hiring decisions. As a cost saving measure, new developers are often hired ...
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How to get first developer job without a computer science degree

Is it still possible to get a developer job without previous experience and without a CS degree, especially for the first time? What would you suggest to a CS student who dropped out of university and ...
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Should I give my employer all my medical records?

I have been a software developer in a large organization for more than a decade. I have ADHD and see a psychiatrist every 3 weeks. Boss is now demanding access to all my health records or said he will ...
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Employer wants to increase my notice period - however I feel I am underpaid for this to happen

I am a developer working at a company in the UK (been there close to 3 years). Our team which used to be an 8 person team is now just 2 of us. This has put me in the position of being the most ...
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How to diplomatically reject an interview offer and query about an alternative?

I'm a third year computer science student in Switzerland. On 13th December, I sent my CV to a company to apply to do a bachelor's project under their wing, this has been done in the past with varying ...
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As a Tech Lead I feel more like a manager and I hate it

6 months ago, I became a Tech Lead, previously I was a Senior Developer. My team has around 20 members (including QA, UX and Devs). After I became a Tech Lead my work has become more like managing ...
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Manager wants me to learn a different field of work

I'm a full stack developer. I have been hired as the same by my current company. As the company is not that big, my manager wants me to learn dispatch process as there are very few team members for ...
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I was hired as a junior front-end developer and laid off after 2 months for lack of experience

I was interviewed by a startup founder for work as a front-end developer (ReactJs and firebase as backend), I was doing exactly what they would ask me to achieve on a weekly basis, I was paid 5€/hour ...
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How can I get job as a self-taught developer with no degree or certification?

I'm 26, an undergraduate in B.A, a year ago I started Python from YouTube, I have finished the course and started doing freelance from Fiverr, did multiple projects, now I am learning JavaScript to ...
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Colleague wants to join my project

I started my new job on the same day with another colleague. We both are senior software developers. The workload is manageable, so we both were looking for some side projects the company can benefit ...
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Will TCS India block my profile for lifetime if I accept offer and didn't join as I have good offer from another company [closed]

I have received an offer letter from TCS Pune and I have accepted their offer. Because if I don't accept in 7 days, it will be cancelled. Now I have some other company good offer over TCS without ...
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Got an email from an employee of a company with a remote job offer. How do I know if it's genuine?

I got an email from an HR and a Project Manager about a job vacancy for Fullstack Software development job from a Russian based company. It is a remote job, not a relocation job. The email contained a ...
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How to deal with client on requirement?

I am software developer and the client gave me some requirement. So, the topic is I know that the requirement which is given by client will take too long to implement/finish and it will cost more ...
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How to make sysadmin and developers work together?

I've worked in several jobs, and there is usually a time when the sysadmin(s) and the developers should have "the talk" about the IT infrastructure. From the sysadmins viewpoint, most of the ...
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Restricted from installing my own python libraries [closed]

first: a bit of background - I run a team of DB devs, I have a degree in software engineering, I can use python very effectively and have done in several organisations (of similar size and larger). I'...
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Kinda confused about my career

This is the first time I'm posting and also peeking at this site ; so please spare me if I'm wrong with the question formats. I'm a software developer in a insurance tech company. Mainly doing ...
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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

The context 1 year ago, after a Master's degree I had my first real web developer job in a great startup (~50 people) along two other juniors, we all were trained and were given a lot of resources (...
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Taking over another fired developer's role

I really need general consensus between experienced developers on my scenario below. I have a situation at a small company where the only developer was fired. My position was a field technician and ...
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Would there be any value in creating a tool to simplify code navigation? [closed]

A friend and I noticed that it's difficult to grasp new sets of code. In school, we're taught concepts in the form of visual representations - graphs. Would there be any value in creating something ...
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Not getting help when asked for

I am working in a large IT company. My position is a firmware developer, I have ~4 years of experience of writing firmware and electronics engineering combined. The company sees me as a junior, not ...
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Is it awkward for experience to span multiple pages on resume/CV

I've recently come to learn that three to five-page resumes are common (and possibly standard, especially for contractors) for developers, so I'm overhauling mine. I'm relieved to no longer have to ...
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Cannot get another software developer role after lengthy career break, feeling very stuck, next steps?

I'm having a really difficult time trying to land a software developer role, mostly due to my complex work history. I'm in Melbourne, Australia. I'll try to summarise it below as best I can: Finished ...
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Failed dev project, how to restore/save my reputation?

I've been working for a small consulting company, hired out to a different company, doing "qualified-but-not-really" projects for two years. My goal is to get into development, but my ...
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Are 2-page resumes loathed in the Software world?

After several years in CS Academia, I'm applying to SWE roles. I have rich employment history for being 30-something years old, with technical and academic positions all of which have had strong ...
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Should I leave my Front End Dev job that has an old stack to have time to focus on studying the new technologies?

I am a Front End Developer. I have around 10 years of experience in IT/development. Despite that, I am not in a good position in my career. The problem is that I have a big technology gap. I left my ...
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Convincing managers to build up in house know how instead of outsourcing as a young professional

Background: I graduated in 2019 with a bachelor degree in electrical Engineering and work in the electronics R&D section of a German power tool manufacturer for roughly a year now. As a beginner I ...
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How do I communicate (with trust) to my boss, that our app is spaghetti code

I am the sole developer at a company. Before I came on board, the app was developed by a freelancer. I am working through the code base and making massive improvements. These improvements are not ...
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Junior Developer Struggling

I have been working as a developer for 9 months and I’ve never programmed before except for when I was in college. I am having a lot of struggles, but somehow I am managing to complete tasks even ...
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Senior Developer applying to junior positions

After getting laid off three months ago, I've been interviewing for Senior Developer positions. Over and over, I am told that I don't have the skills to be a Senior Developer...apparently, I did not ...
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Should I quit my job because it's burning me out?

I am full-stack developer for a company that I'm working for almost 2 years. I really like my job and the people that I'm working with, but from a few months I have this weird problem, that I have to ...
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Changing web dev job after 5 years in Japan [closed]

TL;DR I'm based in Japan (originally from the US) and have been working my first ever front end web dev job since 2015. Due to bad, outdated practices in my current company I want to change jobs, but ...
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My performance recently seems really poor, but why is everyone acting like it's OK? [closed]

I am a software developer for the last 5 years. I like this work and since I started this career I have been in 3 companies. Each change resulted a good raise of the salary and more interesting ...
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How to get a developer position with self taught skills?

I am an experienced professional developer with two two year technology diploma from back 20 years ago (I also later did a Commerce Degree) and I want to get into a software development position using ...
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Next step in career of a web developer( need career advice) [closed]

I have been building web applications for almost 6 years now. With the latest developments of no coding platforms I have a feeling that soon there will be no requirement for a web developer like me ...
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How do I, a junior developer, ask for a senior's help? [duplicate]

I am a junior developer that recently graduated from a programming bootcamp. I studied front end development for three months and previously outside the bootcamp, I did not have any exposure to ...
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How to deal with excessive workload? [closed]

I work in a still very young but very lucrative consulting company. Within a short period of time my role has changed from technical consultant to developer/architect, which is what I wanted to do. ...
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Is it normal to have a lot of project management as a developer?

I work in a medium-sized tech company (~100 employees) as a developer. I work with product owners, QA analysts, and Devops, and we're all under the supervision of a few managers. Historically, those ...
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How to still keep your job without taking additional responsibilities at work?

I am an UI developer at a large US firm and I was hired specifically to do the UI work. During my year-end review, my boss congratulated me for my work and told me he expects that I take additional ...
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How do I approach my boss to be removed from a project?

I'm a Full Stack developer and I've been assigned a soul-crushing project that another developer couldn't finish. The code sucks, the workflow sucks and I've been struggling with it for months (even ...
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What is the point of the HR questions during programmer interview? [closed]

Seriously, there is a set of HR questions which are IMO plain stupid and pretty ridiculous. I had interview today for a position which was 1000% match on my CV in my opinion one of two options ...
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Asking management to hire more developers

Last year I took a job doing machine learning for a small company right after finishing my masters in which I was doing mostly AI research and managed to publish some stuff. At work, I'm the only one ...
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How to communicate to developers about security vulnerability detected when not included in user stories (requirements) [closed]

I work as the team lead of the IT Security team where I work. A major part of my job duties is leading vulnerabilities scanning, management, and remediation validation. I frequently interact with ...
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Performance review (unofficially) delayed

I am a junior Software Developer working his first job out of college at a medium-sized (a few hundred employees worldwide) IT company. When I was hired, I was told by HR that the first performance ...
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How can I help developers reduce amount of instant messages to my team?

I am the team lead of the IT security team where I currently work. We have recently completed our annual vulnerability penetration testing and now user stories to remediate vulnerabilities are been ...
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How to get my contract renewed when my supervisor is not happy with my progress as junior developer

After finishing my studies as a computer engineer, I got this job with absolutely no professional experience, and the employer knew that all the projects that I've worked on were just university ...
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How to encourage actual participation in code reviews/pull requests

I'm currently acting as team lead for a small group of developers, all of which (including myself) are fairly new at the company. Part of my job is setting up the development workflow, and in that ...
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How can I keep employees motivated?

What are some effective tactics used to keep employees motivated and enthusiastic for the company vision and to achieve long-term retention? (developers mainly) Or if you are an employee: what have ...
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