Questions tagged [software-development]

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Development team not adhering to coding standards

I recently joined a development team at a company and have found that coding standards are not adhered to and seen as unimportant. Development on this team is done primarily in Python and PEP8 and any ...
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Why are shorter hours such a problem for companies?

Why are companies in general opposed to employees working shorter hours? Shorter hours means less expenses for salaries. And while a lot of the fixed costs for office space and stay the same, this ...
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As a tech-founder (with no shares), should i sell my code to the startup? [closed]

i am here to start a small discussion for the given topic, as i am in the position right now and try to make a decision which turns out to be harder than i thought. Back in 2018 i joined a very ...
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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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Is it appropriate to send Linkedin invite after being told it was succesful interview and will go further?

I was told that the interview is successful and we want to go further with you. After knowing this, is it okay to add interviewers on linkedin after some weeks?
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BSc&MSc in Mechanical Engineering, PhD in Applied Math looking for types of jobs [closed]

I received my MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering (solid mechanics) and PhD in Applied Mathematics. I am considering both academic and industry jobs. Due to instability and short-term nature of ...
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How to properly give estimates on highly variable tasks?

I am an embedded developer, often tasked with bringing up prototype hardware. This tasks are highly variable in the tame it takes, mostly due to reasons outside of my control and this is not known ...
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How can I get my coworkers to review my code?

For context: my productivity as a software developer is tied to delivering my work, and delivering my work is tied to having my code reviewed and approved by co-workers. But lately I've been having ...
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When a company tells you to only spend an hour on a programming interview project, what level of work are they seeking?

I have been given the following programming project for an interview: Create a web application that reads our API and construct a webpage that shows [three types of data] and updates using the live ...
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How can I effectively report this? [migrated]

I am in the final round of a set of job interviews with a tech contracting company out of Atlanta. I passed the initial technical screening and the very easy coding interview for a machine learning ...
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Just found I was supposed to be working on a completely different project since 8 months ago. How can I handle this?

Kinda shocked at the moment. I’m a dev who works on a team of about 20 developers. Apparently I (along with another developer) was assigned to complete a specification about 8 months ago. I learned ...
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How to ask management to stop raising goals we're failing to meet?

For the past several months, nearly all of the developers in my project have been exclusively allocated to fixing defects. The various managers involved have set goals for the number of defects that ...
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How to approach manager to tell her I have desire to change jobs?

I have been at my company for just over 2 years and it was my first job after graduating university. I work as an accounting analyst. I have been teaching myself programming and I have had the ...
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How to deal with developer with “special role” in a scrum team?

I took over the job of a product owner in a scrum team (size: about 10 people) a few months ago (where I was a part of the development team for a few years before). The team is one of about 20-30 ...
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When should a company hire developers versus outsourcing them?

I am trying to create a web and mobile application. But I am confused between hiring developers or just outsourcing the project. Some people say it's better to outsource your project, but when I ...
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How to gracefully refuse customer request?

We are a small team of developers making and maintaining a software product with a high number of users. We are also in direct contact with users who ask us many requests about the product. We ...
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Got a Software Developer job offer, but didn't tell I haven't obtained my degree yet [duplicate]

TL;DR: I have a job offer but I haven't passed the final oral exam yet due to personal reasons, which I didn't mention to them earlier and now they're asking for a copy of the degree. I live ...
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What would be the downsides of having a “you break it, you fix it” policy in the dev team with the goal of reducing bugs?

I’m a software coordinator who leads a Scrum team that unfortunately is generating a lot of bugs which annoys management. My manager says that the problem is a lack of individual accountability and ...
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Dealing with a co-worker who is a shameless careerist? He is deliberately bad at things that don't add value to his resume

I work as part of a 12 person software development team, which is one of several in the organization. We have a relatively new junior developer (6 months) who has managed to catch the eye of senior ...
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Why are developers averse to maintaining software? They quit at the end of a project or leave if they find they are doing maintenance?

I’m the manager of a department with a tech team that has a high rate of turnover and I want to dig into the reasons for that. We have had 40 developer in the past three years (funded team size is 12) ...
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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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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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Failed interview after situation handling

A few weeks ago I got an interview for a job as simulation engineer in the aeronautics industry. It was going quite well during the technical questions (some C code, Python, and Linux) and previous ...
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Assigned to a buggy, failing project days before it is due

I have been working for 1 year now in a tech company as an Expert Unity 3D developer. And few days ago, I got "promoted" to a new project. It is a Unity3D project that a customer paid for (with a huge ...
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Why do I feel like I'm working very hard yet feel very unproductive? [closed]

I'm a software developer and think myself very fortunate as I really enjoy writing code and learning about it and feel confident in my abilities. When I finish what I wanted to do for the day I feel ...
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Should I tell a colleague that he probably won't be taken on?

I work in a software company and a new colleague who has been working for us for three months is getting some criticism in his absence. Our senior developers say he is performing poorly (his ...
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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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How difficult it is for you to find a part-time job as a software developer?

I'm an experienced developer with a BSc. in computer science. In the recent years I mostly program with Python and Django. I saw many jobs positions, but I got the feeling that almost 100% of them are ...
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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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How much should I involve in the business as a software developer? [closed]

The question seems to have an obvious answer for most you but stay with me for a while... In the world of agile Scrum which is nowadays the top used software development methodology either as-is or ...
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(Embedded Software) How do I know SAFe methodology is compatible with my own mentality?

I am about to change my job for an automotive embedded software company, doing ASIL D development. Such a company put a highlight in their SAFe framework. Now, given my little experience, when working ...
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Feeling marginalized work-wise. What should I do?

To better explain, I mean marginalized in terms of tasks assigned, and not socially marginalized. I will further explain the situation. Now, to give a better background: I started an internship in ...
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Should I resign current position before seeing and agreeing to contract with shares for new position?

Long story short, based in the U.K I worked for a small company. The company got bought out but a much larger company which I have been with for nearly 2 years now. My previous boss has left and ...
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How much equity do I deserve as the sole developer?

I apologize for the length of the post. The last two paragraphs are a more brief summary. I began working with this company a year ago with the assignment of handling general office tasks. Very ...
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Software/Web Development Team Job Title [closed]

Let me give you a little background information before I start my question. I was working at a local web development / marketing company that went out of business. I worked there for about 10 years, ...
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Signed up to be a full stack developer, have done next to nothing but React in the 6 months of my first job. How screwed am I?

I work for a company which for the longest time did not have a consumer facing application. That meant that frontend was a second thought and that they have never hired for skill in it. I was not ...
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Is it reasonable to ask a software engineer to do CI manually for a company?

I work as a software engineer at a company, that has an outdated build infrastructure. Things like continuous integration are practically impossible. We don't use Git BTW. There is a company with a ...
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Developing resume/career while in a slow moving organization without piling on too many things in the jobs and awards sections?

I am currently a software developer in a government agency in my first job out of university. I have been here 6 months. We are in a Scrum environment where each developer is assigned a set number of ...
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Keeping oneself technically updated

I am in the technical field (front-end software development specifically). My question is, considering the fast moving nature of our field (new technologies/frameworks constantly coming up), how can I ...
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What are engineering career paths for the software developers or architects? [closed]

What are engineering career paths for the software developers and architects? I am quite confused. Software teams have no managers, leads and chief engineer positions - today everything is agile, ...
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Dealing with colleague who revoked his resignation

Background I'm a fairly stereotypical software developer. Decent technical skills, but sorely lacking in soft-skills (which I am actively working on). I recently found myself in a position where I ...
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As a manager, how best to communicate the internals of the annual review process to the team?

I'm a new manager of about 6 months to a small software engineering team and we, like most companies, have recently started our annual review process. I've been in the field long enough to know that ...
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Recruiter Parlance - What is an “Authorable Workflow?”

I found an employer who requires that employees debug "Authorable Workflows." A quick google search reveals that the term is only ever used in job classifieds. Given the way the English language works,...
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Determining raise for a software engineering promotion

I've been tasked with handling promotions for a team of software engineers and I'm struggling to find information on best practices for raises tied to promotions. For some background, we give a ...
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First software job is miserable. First, are my concerns valid? Second, if they are, what do I do?

I'm in my first job as a software engineering grad in Canada. I took a job with a government agency this September after an offer fell through late (April) and I took the first job I could (as you ...
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Relocating in few weeks to start new job; family member just diagnosed with illness

During the past month I (Non-EU) have been preparing for my new software development job starting in four weeks. The job consists of relocation to a country in Europe which is a total of 2 hours by ...
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Why is it so acceptable for software engineers to job hop? I'm tired of constantly recruiting them

Basically how did it become acceptable for software engineers to always be job switching? I am a recruiter for my company of about 250 and we employ 15 software engineers. Half my time is spent ...
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How to identify individual accomplishments / successes for a resume, when I'm working in a Scrum team that is overall frequently failing to deliver?

I am a developer on a Scrum team which I joined in September and for reasons which will be evident, I want to leave and am trying to figure out resume lines. The Scrum team I'm working in is ...
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Applying for a job when you have signed an offer for fresh grad?

I am fresh out of university (CS degree) and was able to secure a job with the help of university with the condition that I will join it later on (as not joining strains university relations with the ...
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New boss said: “99% uptime is better than 100% uptime as nobody appreciates fire marshalls, just firemen.” Is he right? [closed]

I am on a dev team of 15 people and just arrived a month ago. Our team lead just left because he didn't get a raise. There have been massive problems as he was the only one who knew anything about ...

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