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How do I know if I can become a skilled developer? [closed]

I am a self taught person, 40 years old. My highest education is middle school, or whatever the 10th year of education is called in your respective school systems (not the best education indeed). For ...
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How to learn non-technical skills (business & soft skills)?

2 years ago, I moved from tech lead in a team of 4 devs at a smallish startup to a big financial company with a completely different landscape (like enterprise IT) and different technology. I'm 55 y.o....
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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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How do I tell my manager their teaching method is not effective for me?

I learn best through demonstrations then dissecting the parts and steps to reach the end goal. This is especially important to me with learning coding methods and the like. However, my manager who has ...
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How to unlearn bad habits imbibed from ex boss

My boss in my previous project, was not a good manager, in my opinion. She had very controlling nature. She would treat me like a school child and put her nose in each and every matter and work. She ...
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What master's degree is recommended to study at a university for establishing a start-up after learning computer science? [closed]

I studied for 3 years computer science at a relatively good university, and at the same time I have several years of experience with broad and deep knowledge in many fields on the subject. I am a ...
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Can I promote the Coursera team plan to my boss? [closed]

I have learned for about a year on Coursera outside working hours, and I think the courses may also benefit my teammates. Recently I found the platform provides a team plan, so I wonder if I can ...
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What does thinking about the big picture mean?

I’ve been told a couple of times that I’m not thinking about the bigger picture during my 360 feedback. I’m not exactly sure why (and intend to ask my manager). How do you think about the bigger ...
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How do I balance self-learning and asking for help for maximum learning?

I'm a software developer and I recently began my first role out of university. I studied computer science and I have about 1.5 years of experience from internships, so I should have enough skills to ...
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Was suddenly terminated. Gave strange reason for issues I was never aware of and disagree with interpretation

I recently was terminated from a job. I had been there for about 4 months. The main manager gave multiple reasons why it happened I was still in probation They did not have enough work for me There ...
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Best practices for learning on the job as a young professional in engineering

Background: I am working in the electronics design department of a German power tool manufacturer for roughly a year now after graduating with a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering in late 2019. ...
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How to effectively mention an exam-preparation-break in resume [duplicate]

As I didn't get chance to learn new technologies in my previous job, I resigned from there and prepared for higher studies. Job market also went down that time due to COVID. Now I got a chance in a ...
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How to collaborate on javascript team when you don't know Javascript?

I started a new job 3 months ago. During the interview process, I was told I could pick whatever language I want to use to do the project. A couple of weeks ago we started the project, and I was ...
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When is it good to "act defensively"?

I'm guessing this is partly company specific. I sometimes have trouble judging when I should just say nothing or say ok, or defend what I had done. Right now I'm working at a very simple job - I'm a ...
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Can I ask for time to practice pen-testing on work hours

I work in a startup where we do IT Service. We build all kinds of apps (web, mobile, iot, etc.). I currently have a role of project leader (handling 3 projects) as well as the guy people come to for ...
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How do I learn and do my job well in an environment full of jerks? [closed]

Background There seems to be very little empathy where I work. Resources to adequately ramp up new people to the job are sparse, yet we are still expected to perform like a well-oiled software ...
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How does one know or convey to the boss that task is beyond my difficulty? [closed]

I work in a startup where I am the lone developer (there is one more person who is completely into different domain). So it's my boss who gives me tasks consulting a mentor who she knows. The problem ...
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Getting my career on track - are tertiary quals better than self taught? [closed]

I'm a career changer and have been doing the Freecodecamp syllabus alongside with working on a few hobby projects which have required me to learn SQL and PHP. My Goal Ultimately, I want to work in ...
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Industry Sectors to Go for after a PhD in Computer Science [closed]

I have been graduated from Oxbridge, UK with a PhD in computer science. I am quite proficient in academic work with an extended list of publications in premier conferences in RL. However, I lack ...
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How can I prove that I am familiar with a certain technology?

During a job interview I was asked if I had any experience with Software Technology X. I had not. But I was curious and afterwards I got intensively involved with Software Technology X. I watched ...
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Job interview questions for position with long learning curve

I am involved in a hiring process for system engineers. We are looking for people with several years experience and company is ready to invest a lot in bringing the right people up-to-speed. Now the ...
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Got promoted to a software engineer II and now have $2500 to spend on professional development. The amount resets in February, so short timeline [closed]

I am an Canadian/American (dual citizen) software engineer who got a promotion last week to level 2 at my company. Along with that comes $2500 in professional development. My problem is that at my ...
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What may be some unforeseen benefits or downsides of being a part time college instructor as a relatively junior software engineer?

I am a relatively junior (just 1 year of experience) software developer who has just been approached through a friend about becoming a computer science instructor for a local public college. ...
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Updating knowledge [closed]

I am a php, javascript, jquery, html and css programmer. Lately I have been working in another field for personal reasons but I want to return to work in programming. My programming knowledge is ...
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Does my workplace lack guidance or is it my lack of skills?

I am a Mechanical engineering graduate and recently joined a startup. I have a fair knowledge of Python and Machine Learning. Right after one week, I was put on a project involving Image Processing, ...
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Work given is not in my area of interest, how to approach my manager?

I joined my company about a year ago, just out of college with a Masters in computer science. I work in a service based company and my profile can be closest described as 'data engineer/analyst'. ...
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How to break this vicious circle?

I was hired one year ago in a small company that works on utility apps, as a frontend developer. This company is very small and has more apps than developers, and often we work on very small features ...
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How do you deal with the emotions of not being the one to find the cause of a bug?

I've had a couple of occasions where I've been trying to find the root cause of a bug. These are bugs that might originate with the code or server configuration but their effect is quite broad so ...
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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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Should I use my free time after graduation to learn things that will be used in my first job?

A little bit of context: I am a B.E. student in my final year. My last semester examinations have just ended and I have a whole month to myself. I already have a job (courtesy campus placements) and ...
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Is it permitted to study/learn a topic while under NDA?

What can a programmer do if he or she has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), but is asked to do a program that requires lots of learning? I think the problem would require graduate level ...
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Is it my responsibility to learn a new technology in my own time my employer wants to implement?

I work as a web developer in the US. My company recently hired on someone with the intent of having them get us swapped over to using a new technology that I have no experience with. This new team ...
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What can I do if I am asked to learn different programming languages very frequently?

I am a software developer and I know languages like Java, JavaScript. A few days ago manager asked me to learn some other language to work on services related to those language. It took me few days ...
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How do you tell your manager that your task is a new one

I am a data scientist, and I just moved from a consultancy company to a new company in a specific industry. During interview I already told my now boss that my experience was mainly customer ...
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As a junior, is it inappropriate for my supervisor to expect me to study our stack in my own time?

After coming across this question, I started questioning my knowledge of the software development industry. The top voted answer explains how it is completely unreasonable for the company to ask a ...
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Asking for language class sponsorship from manager

I have been recently hired as a part-time developer (Student Worker) in Germany. The company has treated me very well since the beginning. However, some of colleagues are not comfortable to ...
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Co-worker fired, now I am the only worker left in my department [closed]

To cut a long story short; I started working at a new company where it was me and another coworker doing all the work. He had been at this company for 5 months. He was the one that trained me and now ...
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How to adjust with Start-up environment which gives complex tasks? [closed]

I am new to programming and I work as a data analyst in a start-up. I find that its difficult for me to adjust with the start up environment. The seniors give me work like image processing and NLP ...
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How to grow as a programmer in a small business [closed]

I am looking for growth opportunities. My passion has become programming and building solutions to solve business issues. My current employer, where I have been employed for 7yrs, is a small business ...
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Bringing junior developer up to speed despite shortage of tasks that can be delegated

I am in the position of Architect/Lead Developer and I have one junior developer on my team. In the last few months we were delivering projects under tight deadlines so I was struggling to find tasks ...
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What to do when you do not learn anything new [closed]

I have a couple of years in experience in a specific programming language. Now I'm having the feeling that I'm not learning anything new at work in that specific programming language. What would you ...
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Helping your manager track your progress as correct as possible?

I've been working as a software developer for half an year in a small company in Germany. My manager (and company owner) is from USA and everyday he gives us tasks, bugs to fix and new features to ...
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How to handle no-work situations?

I have been working at my company for over a year now, I started as a Junior-Mid level programmer, in the beginning I was assigned to a "tutor" to understand his work so HE could take vacations since ...
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About to start a long course that's not for my current position. Should I tell my employer?

From quite a long time, I've been advocating to do a technical change on one of our products. I've given pro's and con's of doing this, along with estimated times and costs. This would reward us with ...
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How to gain knowledge in a low competitive environment?

I have recently joined an organisation which is public funded. In my team there are couple of senior developers and in my project there is a guy who joined here as a fresher. Well the problem is he ...
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Feel lost at new job. How do I tell my manager?

I started a new job 2 and a half weeks ago as a software engineer. This is not my first job but I've never felt this lost and demotivated so early. I was assigned a coding task three days ago and i ...
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Quitting job to get data analyst nanodegree [closed]

I'm working as a software engineer and now I'm planning to quit my job to take up the Data Analyst Nanodegree course: https://in.udacity.com/course/data-analyst-nanodegree--nd002/ The plan is to ...
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Is it condescending to answer a question with a question? [duplicate]

I started a new job and it's in a fast paced environment where the company keeps track of the speed you're doing work. There are several people who's job it is to help out new people when they get ...
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Training instructor always says "google it"

I'm in training for my new position. Each day we meet in a computer lab with the same instructor. The company has an internal knowledge center/search engine, kind of like it's own version of google. ...
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I keep getting tasks that are above my skill level. How can I address this without coming accross as grossly incompetent?

I'm 6 months into a new job that uses a technology I've had no experience in (but am trying really hard to learn). Often I get tasks that I have real difficulty with. I flag this: I say that I've ...
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