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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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My colleague is constantly blaming me for his errors

I'm a junior software developer in a small company. I'm working on a project since I finished my internship contract 4 months ago. It's a small project, so there's only another programmer (junior too ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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As a developer, how can I ask for more freedom when confronted with a tight IT security policy?

I've just joined a new company of around 100 employees, 15 of which are developers (including myself). A very frustrating aspect of the job is the IT security policy. As developers we need access to ...
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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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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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experienced in front end: should I also learn back end?

I know this is more software development related advice, but I hope someone can give some input. I am 34. I have say 5 years programming experience, two in desktop, three in front end. Now my idea ...
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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 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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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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Unhappy with Project management

It's been 4 months into my Android Dev job, and I have to work on 3 projects simultaneously - as a developer. All 3 are approximately the same app, with some differences, but nothing excessive. I ...
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Quitting a job in the middle of a project [duplicate]

I started working for a company a year ago. I don't remember exactly what was said in the interview, but the job was for a junior developer. My interest in working in this company, in addition to ...
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Was offered a position-change in the startup founded by our company but my boss doesn't agree with this

A year ago the company where I work founded a startup to develop an IoT device, and since my hiring (August 2019 as a Junior Full Stack Developer, I am 19) I have been working on its mobile app as the ...
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Are QA's meant to be slaves? [closed]

I am a QA working in collaboration with developers from different teams. I want to know why most developers treat QA's like their slaves? For example, I raised a bug, told the bug assignee that the ...
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Post New Job Positions for 2 Web Developers at the same time or post one now and another 3 months later?

We are planning on hiring 2 new developers. One front-end developer and one-backed developer. We currently have a team of about 7 developers so this would bring us up to 9. We are trying to push ...
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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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What should I do if I am getting tasks which are not related to my position as web developer?

I joined this new company just 5 months ago. I have 1.4 year experience in web development both on front-end and back-end. Here in this organization they recruited me as a web developer, so I joined,...
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How does a web developer showcase their work in a portfolio? [closed]

I am a coder and I'm encountering a challenge: To show a portfolio. If you are a designer you can show visual designs, a graphic designer can have a paper portfolio. Could a developer have a ...
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Am I fulfilling my senior developer role expectations?

I’ve recently joined a very large organization as a senior software developer in the US. This is my first senior position and my first company of such scale. I am very excited and overwhelmed at the ...
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What questions to expect during a junior javascript developer interview? [closed]

I was invited in for a chat at a digital studio next week and I'm just going over some example questions etc. The company seems really amazing. They make good looking products (Apps and the like) for ...
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I dislike Front-End but a lot of Junior Positions are FE only. Can I take such a role with a view to moving in to Back-End /Full-Stack later? [closed]

I'm a Junior Dev with 4 months professional Full-Stack experience. I'm leaving my current job soon for a better fit, but don't have the technical background necessary for many positions I'd like. I'd ...
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How to politely ask my employer for reduced work time and less responsibilities?

Hello and thanks for your attention. TL;DR: Right now i am a full time software developer(among other things) in a small company, around 16 people, has been for now nearly 9 months, but due to ...
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Should I include a bad module grade (an important module) on my CV?

I am applying for internships as a software developer and I have to list relevant modules and the grade obtained. One of the modules that I think I should list is Data structures and algorithms (...
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Selling points for open-sourcing code [closed]

Related to this question I'm meeting with management, trying to convince them that open-sourcing some pieces of our codebase would be beneficial to the company. On my part, this would become a part ...
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First dev job. Am I just a bad developer, or is my company/coworkers the problem? [closed]

Here's my current situation: I am a junior PHP developer since almost 2 years, previously only QA Never got a proper introduction or overview, still often encounter code/entire projects I've never ...
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How should I deal with my Lead Dev

I'm currently working in a company as a frontend developer. I should also mention that I'm not a regular employee as I'm half of the time at school in a process called alternance (I do not know if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Resign or stay? Resign during probation or wait and give 3 months notice [closed]

I am an iOS developer in London. Probation review: for them I successfully passed the probation. I asked for a raise, as for the market I deserve more, and the answer was You are really good and ...

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