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Which one is better for future career growth, MuleSoft ESB or UiPath? [on hold]

I know both are different career paths but at this point in my career (8 years), fortunately I have got an opportunity to switch to either Mulesoft or UIpath based on company restructuring. Also, it ...
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Should I point out that a tool update will break our builds in the future?

We have a build server at work that handles our software releases. It runs a particular version of the tools. I have updated my tools and noticed that my builds were failing locally. I investigated ...
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What does “5 years of experience” mean? [duplicate]

Whenever I see job postings that tell you to have 5 years of experience in a programming language, what does that exactly mean? For example, I have used Python for 5 years but the other day I had to ...
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Is continuing professional development (CPD) available to software developers?

Trying to keep the overall question + answers applicable to anyone in Software, but advice RE my specific points at the bottom would be amazing! A little backstory I left college in July at 18, and ...
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What to do after an employee leaked our algorithm? [closed]

One of my company's internally developed algorithms was published online. It's a complex algorithm that took years to develop, I have a pretty good idea of which employee leaked it based on the team ...
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Will I lag behind in my career[in future] or earn low as I work on PHP(Laravel)? What to do to overcome it? [closed]

I have been in Software Development since 5.3 years. I worked a lot on PHP, its frameworks(laravel, zend, cakephp, codeignitor), javascript, jQuery, angular 5, mysql, postgres, redis etc. But ...
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Career path for junior developer with a maths degree [closed]

I'm a junior developer working a Microsoft (.NET) role and have been since graduating from my mathematics degree (currently, a little over 6 months). I took this position to gain some experience ...
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Is it unprofessional to contact an employee who left for help?

I am a software developer who recently left for a new employer. In my last few weeks I met with a lot of people and did knowledge transfers to help with projects I had worked on that may need work in ...
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How to make a career shift to less stress with a Developer background? [closed]

How can I make a career shift from being a software developer to something less stressful without completely disregarding my background and skills? Some details: I've been working as a software ...
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What to do when the developer whose code I review becomes defensive?

I am in the following situation. Small team within a large unit with many teams. There is an official code review process, but to a lot of developers it is more of a formality so it is a rare thing to ...
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Considering to switch from Database Developer to Full-Stack developer [closed]

I need some insight from developers about their jobs in order assess if the switch is worth for me. I am an Industrial Engineer, with a specialization in Information systems. I chose this degree by a ...
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How can I convince people I actually like my job and don't think its beneath me?

I recently joined a software development team to test out the applications they develop. I like development, but I genuinely enjoy testing, and to be perfectly honest I don't like their development ...
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Relieving formalities , suggestions for assigned tasks

I have recently put my resignation (having a good offer from another organization). I have a good reputation with employees and management of my current organization. I have been an exceptional ...
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How to teach an unwilling coworker better coding practices [duplicate]

I have a coworker who is a bit older than me and doesn't follow good coding practices. His coding style is like the wild west - no encapsulation, no reviews (aka run from them, commit on master...). ...
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Coworker submitted my code as his own [closed]

A co-worker, Bob, and I have been working on a project that was supposed to be completed together. Due to his lack of time management, he has been stuck on a bug for over a month. Today, Bob merged ...
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Name of General Software Position [closed]

We are attempting to create a position for an individual who creates custom software with VBA, SQL and possible PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript to help across our departments with things like automating ...
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How much should I worry about not being in the right job field?

I've been doing freelance Web Design for a short while now (I've only had two clients), and I had a concern about the future of my career. Although I don't mind doing this type of work, my career ...
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Working additional hours as a Software Engineer hurts my productivity

I don't know how to approach my management team about this issue without sounding 'elitist', or like I have a bad attitude. Quite often deadlines and requirements are handed to my team at the last ...
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1answer
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Below Industry Average Pay and Extra Work Taking Away From Personal Time [duplicate]

I work at a company that under pays me by 30% of the industry average according to Glass Door and Stack Overflow salaries. I used my skills and years of experience to find this. I even checked by ...
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4-month internship and likely job afterwards: how hard should I negotiate wages now?

Context I am considering an offer I have received. It consists in a four-month internship, paid hourly, leading explicitly to a full-time position (if all goes well, obviously). Being intern prior ...
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2answers
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Afraid to leave my first job [closed]

I'm facing the following problem: I started software development internship year and a half ago, I've passed the internship and now I'm full time software developer. The thing is my company has zero ...
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2answers
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Lead engineer is not helpful at all [closed]

I got my first software engineering job little more than half a year ago and I am struggling with our lead engineer. Long story short, he tells me what and when to do things. Most of the emails he ...
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Am I damaging my potential by being a freelancer?

I have been working freelance now for about 4.5 years. I was still in university when I started (3 years to go for my degree). I've been at it for a while, and am continuing with 3 different companies....
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23answers
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Top developer doing more home office than allowed

I'm a release manager of a well-known software development company. In the project we work in, we have 1 developer. Every worker in the project including me (around 20 people, mostly managers) has 2 ...
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3answers
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What if I'm a better developer than my Team Leader?

Based on his daily commits, I see that he writes lots of bad code and doesn't follow any good practices. I tried talking to him about better ways of writing code like SOLID, DRY, etc (tried to be as ...
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How to politely suggest a co-worker needs to try to find the answer on their own before coming to me?

I am a senior-level developer in a large corporation in the US. Two of my co-workers on the same project work with me and sit in the same office, right by me. We'll call them Bob and Jim. They are ...
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Mobbing by changing job requirements outside skill set?

First things first, I'd like to state a clear intention: I am not trying to post a rant, I just want to know if I am suffering some kind of mobbing. Thank you for your understanding beforehand. I've ...
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Hired as a one-man development team and struggling [closed]

Question Is it unrealistic to expect a single computer engineer, however bright, to bear the full responsibility of designing and launching a hardware/software product? Background I studied ...
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Get a job by contributing to community with Open-source projects as a programmer [duplicate]

Since I can't really afford programming academies and similar educational programmes and systems, I was wondering if I could find a job by applying somewhere later with decent knowledge in several ...
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4answers
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How to communicate co-worker sharing company code on GitHub

I a software developer at a well-known financial company. My team consists of three junior software developers and our team lead has taken more of the manager hence there is really no supervision on ...
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2answers
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Offered my first full-time software job and it comes with some responsibility. How should I approach? [closed]

I have been working as a freelance web developer on and off for the last ten years whilst holding down a career in construction management. I mainly concentrated on making Wordpress websites. I left ...
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2answers
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Transition from almost 6 years of QA to Software Development [closed]

My journey into the IT industry is no different than many. I have learnt my part of Quality assurance and testing, but somehow my interests align more with constructing software than testing them. I ...
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Can an employer stop paying because of slow software development? [closed]

Can an employer stop paying because of slow software development?. start up company. no written contract. employer doesn't want to fire anyone at least.
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8answers
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Unpaid CS internship: am I being screwed over? [closed]

I'm currently doing an unpaid "software engineering" internship in the UK and I'm extremely disappointed. I went in with the expectation that I would be working in a team, have regular code reviews, ...
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1answer
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How do I politely tell my boss that I don't want to watch him write code? [closed]

I was brought into my company as a front end developer. Their project load was a lot weaker than they thought it was so I ended up finishing my projects pretty quickly. I decided to practice full ...
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Is it a problem that I am never considered for new opportunities at work? [closed]

I have worked for a private firm for the last 9 months. I find myself facing the below problems everyday: My ex-manager who resigned recently, did not convey a good image of me to the Executive Team. ...
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Switching technology at peak of your career - Things to consider while making a choice [closed]

I am an expert in an obsolete technology which is still being used at few places. I would like to learn something new and change my career path. How to make sure all my years of experience in ...
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2answers
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Can I spin out code for work into an LLC that's in an unrelated sector?

I do coding work for a US Fortune 500 company in the financial service sector. On a lark, a coworker asked if I could personally write them a program to automate some audio processing for their job (...
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Is it considered non-commercial usage, to use tools solely for internal work? [closed]

I work as developer in my company, and I am reducing the manual tasks of the team members by creating online applications for internal use; just my team is using them. I found some scripts on ...
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Coding Interview Assignment - Not sure which technology to use [duplicate]

I have recently applied for a junior developer position at an IT company. During the interview I've managed to be very clear on which technologies and languages I was more familiar with, and all went ...
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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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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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Is a full stack developer job worth the stress/effort? (Full stack vs backend vs CTO vs entrepreneur) [closed]

Considering the fact that a full stack developer needs to have strong skills for devops, backend, front end, business modeling, networking, infrastructure, basically strong skills for the whole stack, ...
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Bright Apprentice not being taken seriously

We had an apprentice join our team in late 2017, this is the first time an apprentice has been given a rotation in the Software Development Team so it's a new concept to everyone. For the purposes of ...
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How to make the severity of a problem clear to my boss?

I work at an "all-round" IT company that is focused on providing hardware and software infrastructure. I am the sole web developer, as such, I deal with everything on this front on my own. I do not, ...
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3answers
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Is Software Development not for me? [closed]

I started working as a Software Developer about 7 years ago. Since then I have had multiple different positions in different companies. I started in the software department of an engineering company ...
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How do I deal with a coworker who offloads his work and personal tasks onto other coworkers? [duplicate]

I have a coworker that has no problems with offloading his work or even private things on other coworkers. He does not do this with me, since I have rebuffed him once, but he does this with a ...
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No feedback and not included in any project meetings

I am a QA analyst. I have been testing for a little over 2 years now and I recently (~ 4 months ago) started a job at a small company with less than 20 employees. I work alongside another senior QA ...
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How to remain hire-able as a software developer in my spare time?

I signed a two year contract at this company expecting a developer role. However, something happened and now they need many configurations (SQL entries) to be done and I now am essentially doing data ...
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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 ...