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How can I convince the tech lead to improve our coding standards?

We have a big messy project on Java, a family of desktop Swing applications. It's 20 years old If you believe you've seen the worst of it, you haven't. This is (some of) what happens when you have no ...
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Unsatisfied by my progress as a software developer

It's been almost a year since I landed my first job as a developer. During this time the things I have done are: solved minor bugs, solved major bugs, implemented a new feature into a product. But I ...
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Transition from testing to software development. What can I do to make myself a better candidate for software engineering roles?

My background is in engineering (EE) and testing, and I'm trying to get into software engineering / development. I'm mostly self-taught, and I'm not sure if I'm going in the right direction with this ...
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For software engineer positions, in addition Leetcode-style questions, how likely are library specific questions (if listed on resume)?

I'm in the process of updating my resume and preparing for a job change. I'm interested in pursuing a software engineering position, and I'm wondering about listing libraries on my resume. I developed ...
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After 2 years of work experience, I want to change technical field [closed]

I have 2 years of work experience in C++ development. Now I want work on a new programming language in a different company. Can I shift my field of work now?
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How to name new projects without confusing anyone [closed]

I recently transitioned into a sort of engineer position where I am the most newest member of my team. For the past month since I started, I've been working on other people's projects and nothing came ...
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What should be the limit of someone's incompetence? [closed]

I joined a new team as a software engineer. I am helping fixing security vulnerabilities on these existing applications. The owner of these application has been working on them for many years but I ...
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Just made Product Owner with no prior experience and tasked to lead and renovate the whole R&D department, how can I do it? [closed]

The software development team in our company is 90% external and in the hands of a single external company, as well as most of the technical know-how acquired in the last 20 years: almost no internal ...
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Frustration over co-workers engineering habits [closed]

I work in a small, but established software company. I have been there over 2 years now and with time I noticed a growing frustration with one of my teammates and how he functions in the team. To set ...
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Struggling with Team Dynamics: Dealing with a Critical and Ambitious Junior Developer

I'm currently facing a challenging situation within my development squad, and I'm seeking advice on how to navigate it effectively. Eight months ago, our team leader and I hired a junior developer for ...
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"Senior" colleague wastes my time by trying to re-invent existing systems

Sorry for the long post, let me know if some parts should be shortened. I feel that some backstory is needed to understand what's happening. Quick recap: my company's development department grew from ...
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Software Industry is collapsing, and I'm uncertain about the future [closed]

I know it may sound negative, but how could it not be when you open your LinkedIn feed and 7 out of 10 posts are about layoffs and people being without jobs for months? First and foremost, allow me to ...
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I fear my Software Dev skills are withering. How could I approach this in future jobs?

Some background: From 2015 to 2020, after graduating, I worked as a developer for a company, where more or less always managed to do what was expected from me, and ended up being a reliable employee. ...
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I have code from my previous startup that my current employer needs - they want me to open source it [closed]

When I left my last corporate job, I started working on my own open source project. It was sort of a 'I can do it better/learning project'. I continued to work on it and even managed to score really ...
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Web Developer advice required [closed]

I have 5 years of vanilla PHP web development experience using Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In Hertfordshire, I earn £30,000, but I need £40,000 for a mortgage. I’ve been applying for jobs, ...
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How can one determine the most effective method for establishing a success metric for a quarterly objectives?

My manager recently took on the additional role of Frontend Architect, and he's asked me to step up and assist with day-to-day responsibilities for the team. Currently, I hold the position of ...
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Should I push my fledgling programming work out of the development nest myself?

I create new programs for internal use within my workplace of over 300 people. I largely work alone and pretty much have carte blanche to create or improve anything. My boss and other superiors have ...
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Web developer / Php dev being underpaid [closed]

I graduated in 2018 with 1st class degree in computer science and since I only had 2 jobs: Job 1: software engineer python/web dev 24k 1.6 years got sacked because of Covid. Job 2 Php developer 3.4 ...
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How to get coworkers to stop giving me ChatGPT-generated suggestions

I work in computer graphics for a small company on our own game engine. We also have an in house team of artists creating content for this engine. I am often tasked with taking suggestions from the ...
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Developer - if I need to review code of junior developers, is it reason for a raise?

I am middle developer, not having to interact with junior developers. My boss also said I am middle because in our organization you are senior if you are allocated a junior developer ("allocated&...
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How to handle a coworker who is constantly suggesting improvements in pieces of work I'm primarily responsible for?

In my job, my coworker and I handle a certain aspect of development which has 2 parts, my focus is on one part while my coworkers focus is on the other part. Over the last few months, I have noticed ...
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How can I tell if I'm being singled out by a colleague for being a woman?

I'm a software developer with a respectable work history. I'm confident in the quality of my work, though I know I'm not perfect and not above criticism or correction. I have been discriminated by a ...
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I am part of a team while not officially reporting to its manager, and I think this is causing tension between us. How should I address this?

I am a mid-level software engineer at a large-ish tech company, having slightly above 5YOE. My team is comprised of 8 developers. The previous manager for this team left the company a few months back. ...
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Navigating Career Ambiguity in IT: Lost in Transition Software/DevOps Engineer - Seeking Guidance on Next Steps [closed]

I've been working in IT consulting for the past 10 years, collaborating with clients on team projects lasting 6-12 months. My focus has predominantly been on building Cloud solutions and handling ...
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Colleague making up excuses for lack of knowledge

Context: We are a small team of developers working on a single multiplatform project (Web, Mobile and PC). One colleague in particular is in "charge" of the mobile application. I quoted that ...
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Getting back into Software Engineering after an almost 2 year hiatus

I’m a 33 year old software engineer from Chile, and I’m also a professional rugby player (since 2020) and I’ve represented my country for the past 8 years and just recently competed in the Rugby World ...
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Non-compete clause in scientific programming, and course of action [closed]

I have a job offer from a company that produces simulation software for engineering applications, I am an applied mathematician. They ask to sign a non-compete clause of a 1 year period, and worldwide....
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Please advise on how to navigate upcoming 1:1 meeting with boss, given circumstances? [closed]

I have documented my difficult work situation in this question and this question Where things stand is that I am actively looking for a completely different group to be on in the large company I am a ...
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How to become more diligent and accountable?

I work as a newly hired junior software developed in embedded system. My boss critiqued me during a review telling me that I should work on my organisational talent, my accountability and adhere more ...
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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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Is this fraud? And if so, to what extent am I responsible?

I am the most senior technical employee at a small company providing software as a service to other businesses. The company only has about 10 employees, so one of the directors does a lot of the sales ...
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Manager banned tests and Linux [closed]

My manager demanded I stop writing tests and instead start using manual testing like before I joined the company. After I mentioned I couldn't find something using the package manager, they also ...
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Doing a job in obscure way

I would ask a simple question. When employees do their job in obscure or loosely explained way, or with scarce or ineffective documentation, out of worry their work would be underestmated if it ...
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How do I contract a remote work arrangement?

I am a scientific software developer with close to zero experience (only university projects and an internship). A company is interested in hiring me. They are in European country X, while I want to ...
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Explaining to engineers the importance of writing clean code

I've been working in the industry for a bit now and I lead a small team of developers (those are not always the same depending on the project I work on). When writing code I normally receive feedback ...
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Unpaid leave - how much I can realistically ask for?

My current position is, unfortunately, not a good match for my skills and previous experience. Seeing everything in the retrospective, it seems that this position is quite a few steps back for my ...
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Company reluctant to use good development practices; rejecting all my proposals. How can I handle this?

I'm a mobile developer. I work in a service company developing internal tools for different areas of the company. There is an so-called modernization project where I am, which is supposed to define ...
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How to deal with invasive scrum master who is nitpiking my MR to the tune of 135 comments?

I started a new job a little less than six months ago as a Software Engineer and it has been nothing but an uphill battle. I have the most experience in our team, and from what I have experienced and ...
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Can i move to Europe as an ios developer from Pakistan?

I am a 25 year old pakistani with education upto Intermediate which is equivalent to A levels. I am currently working as an iOS developer for 1.5 years. Is it possible for me to get a job anywhere in ...
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How to help my stubborn colleague learn new ways of coding?

I work for a small wholesale company as a developer. It is just me and one other. I am way younger than him and he is considered my "senior". I put that in quotes because I soon realized ...
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Can I leave after signing the offer letter?

I want to seek some advice I have 1 offer for the SDET role and I received an offer letter today HR is calling me again and again to make sure that I have confirmed and signed the offer letter because ...
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How to handle merging separate expert teams while avoiding bus factor?

When there is a situation that 2 small teams merge to form a bigger one, in the start there will be within the team two different sets of domain experts. This situation has the advantage that specific ...
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Why do I get the feeling that my colleagues do not understand some aspects of the project that we code, despite being experienced ones

Sometimes I feel like that my colleagues or my manager, cannot get a hard feeling about some technical aspects of the current project that I work. My colleagues mostly are experienced developers (...
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Assigned to a senior role without salary raise

Situation: I am working as a product manager on a product that is designed and implemented by our software engineer contractors. Due to insufficient delivery quality of the contractors and given that ...
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How to maximize the monthly 1:1 meeting with my boss?

I have recently transitioned from being a contractor for many years for well known companies, to working at a very well known company as a full time employee. I have always self-managed, and never ...
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How to inform a co-worker about a lacking technical skill without sounding condescending

I work in tech and have a co-worker who does not know how to correctly use asynchronous programming. He's otherwise a fine developer, but this is getting on my nerves a bit because he keeps writing ...
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Rejoining after 1 year of gap in Software industry in India

One year ago I took a voluntary resignation out of a product based company. I wanted to explore government job opportunities, but couldn't succeed. I wanted to rejoin IT industry, but not sure about ...
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Challenge: As a programmer, I face the dilemma of being asked by my boss to provide market direction without specific guidance

First, let me introduce the situation of the company as background information that will help understand the difficulties I am facing. Our company is an internet technology company with two projects: ...
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External consultant hired to help on small project in big corp, but colleague there might not want me to be "too good" of a help

(TLDR; at the bottom) Alright, even to write the post title was quite of a challenge cause this is such a bizarre situation I never ever encountered that it's quite hard to explain with few words. I ...
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Do I have copyright for uncharged work when being on contract

I am a contractor working for a client in EU. In order to cover the requirements of the application we are building I wrote a small implementation of a framework. At least for half of the work on this ...
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