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Questions tagged [software-development]

Questions regarding the Workplace interactions and considerations that are involved in the process of designing, implementing, testing, deploying, etc., a software product. Please refrain from posting coding questions, as those belong to Stack Overflow instead.

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Approaching corporate for IP ownership to sell a software product built on company time [closed]

Looking for advice on how to approach our corporate team with the best possible outcome for me. I work for a large software enterprise that targets very strict and specific markets and does not ...
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How to manage a developer who objects to our code reviews as being “rude, condescending or otherwise toxic?” [closed]

Background: As a developer what should I expect as code review feedback? What if I perceive it as rude, condescending or otherwise toxic? This developer has become so frustrated with their code ...
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How can I pad out my appraisal objectives?

I am a software developer and we are having an appraisal for the past calendar year. One of the sections in the appraisal form indicates that I have to list five objectives and score them accordingly. ...
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How can I deal with managers that refuse to accept use of common software engineering design patterns?

Background I am a software engineer and a TDD practitioner in my company. My manager is also responsible for coding (if needed), and managing his engineer subordinates. I got into a few heated ...
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How to handle a lowball salary in an entry level position [duplicate]

I am an entry level web developer for a small company in the US. I do full stack web development and lead my own medium sized projects. I have moved from intern to contractor and now recently to full ...
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How to deal with a developer that has poor skills but with whom I get on well? [closed]

I'm a Tech Lead since 4 months, as a Freelance, for an end customer. One of "my" developer has really poor skills and, despite a severe amount of time spent to teach him and help him, I haven't ...
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Can a web developer be accountable for text content that a copywriter has created? [closed]

I work at a design agency and a copywriter wrote a copy document to populate a website. I uploaded it onto the site after skimming through for any grammatical errors but I didn't really digest the ...
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Inefficient processes conflicting with my personal standards [closed]

I'm a software engineer working as a contractor for various clients, most of them established and "big" companies. Besides hands-on software development, a big part of my job is to bring in new ...
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How much does it make sense to argue on opinionated code review? [closed]

I have opened pull request to the academic project, developed as a joined effort of few universities, and received numerous comments. They are all from the single reviewer that seems to be one of the ...
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How can I address the bad coding standards of my more experienced team-mates? [closed]

I am a Software Developer for a large firm for about 5 years, since I was entry level. Recently, I have the opportunity to work on a high profile project. My wider 27 member team is split into 3. The ...
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How to overcome corporate inertia [duplicate]

The situation: I work on a small company in Brazil, that is not focused on development. I can’t really find a way to describe my position, but I work as a mix of infrastructure, network and database ...
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Job switch: resume and interview [closed]

I graduated last year and I am currently working as a software developer, but in the past year I have hardly done any development work in this job and worked more towards documentation and unit ...
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Team writing a letter of concern to management

I am a part of a team of 10. We had a contractual agreement with an agency in another country. Since I started working with my company, the quality of work delivered from the agency was less than ...
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Being Blamed for my seniors mistakes what can I do? [duplicate]

Hi for a bit of background I a developer in the UK and we work in an agile environment. A senior developer (let's call him X) and myself are working on a project, now I like the guy, he's a nice guy ...
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Pitching an idea to executives

So I work as a developer for this company. I have an idea to develop a new system for the company where I would own 10% and they would own 90% of the system. The system would integrate with their ...
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Increasing productivity on a small team of back-end developers [closed]

I run a team of 6 back-end developers and I've recently implemented the Agile & Scrum methodology in the company, starting with the back-end team (which later will apply to other departments, when ...
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How to train your brain for work that requires heavier attention to detail [closed]

For the last 5-10 years or so I've worked as a Software Developer in places where design was a bit "ad-hoc" that is requirements were farily vague, open and somewhat flexible as long as basic ...
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Is it better to study or to apply as a junior developer after a failed PhD? [closed]

Up until eight months ago, I was an happy PhD student on theoretical cryptography. Since then my supervisor had family issues and I was "kindly" obliged to change my research topic; it didn't go well ...
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Dealing with aggressive complaints by the head of different department in our company

I work in the IT department of a bigger company. For the last couple of months I have been in charge of tech support of a couple web applications, I only do this occasionally since I work in ...
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Acceptable to put vaporware on resume? (Shelved Projects) [duplicate]

Technically a resume should be a list of completed accomplishments and skills that you provide. I use the term "vaporware" to loosely describe any product, whether it be a 2-day proof of concept or a ...
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How do I improve on the feedback after a rejection? [closed]

Here is the response from the hiring manager as a feedback: Thanks for your time. We enjoyed interviewing with you as well, but the team felt some shortcomings in the translation of algorithms to ...
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Is it unprofessional to call code “garbage”?

Intro: I’ve been writing software for over 15 years and currently lead a team of ~10 developers with whom I conduct code reviews daily. My comments are generally direct, honest, and straight-forward. ...
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Should I mention QA experience in my CV for a first software development position?

I recently graduated from university after studying computer science. I do not possess any professional experience in software development. In this case, is it worth mentioning QA experience (less ...
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How do I write technical handover documentation before leaving a company?

I am serving notice period in my organization, and a project manager has asked me to write down a document on what I have done. I have briefly mentioned the points on which I have worked, but I have ...
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Planning on building a startup and then retiring from it without alienating my co-founders [closed]

I am a professional software developer with substantial experience in my industry. A year ago I was approached by an acquaintance who runs a small local brokerage with another partner. I started a ...
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Adding Github repo to my resume [closed]

Besides repos for basic school projects, I have one private Git repository for an app I'm making with several friends. That repository contains code that utilizes much more advanced programming ...
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Should i switch between similar programming languages [closed]

I have bachelors in electronics and communication. I got placed in a startup after doing java course from an institute. Now i have 8+ months of experience in c#. I had not learned c# before but as ...
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Handling the development of a program [duplicate]

About a month ago I started developing a program in Java for one of my coworkers. I am the only one working at this and this is my first serious project (meaning that it will be used by someone, not ...
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Dealing with coworker who always blames others [closed]

I am a QA of 10 developers and we have a new developer who has been troubling me for 5 months. Every bug I assign to him I always get complaints from him. Then when he sees one bug he would tell ...
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How do I tell my boss I'm leaving to start my own business? [duplicate]

TLDR How do I tell my boss of ~9 months that I want to leave to run my own business? I will start with a bit of (relevant) background to this question to give some context. I was a self employed web ...
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I was hired for one job profile, then assigned to another job profile which I don't want to continue with [duplicate]

I was hired for a job profile the company needed and one that I love. But on joining, the passed me on to another type of job, which I had not learned before and had no plans of learning in the near ...
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How to ask team lead to let me know if he breaks or changes something

We are a small team which is about to launch a redesigned website undergoing a major facelift. Due to the nature of the timeframe I have less workload and my Manager wants me to test things to make ...
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Is being a software vendor manager a viable career for a developer, or is this just a project phase? [closed]

Background: I have been a software, database, and integration developer with 12 years experience, working at my current company for 4 years now. Here, I have done hands-on development, architecture, ...
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How to write about websites/softwares created on resume [closed]

After speaking with a technical recruiter, they mentioned that skills and experience are more important than education on a resume, and it's better to put those at the top of the resume, and keep ...
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How to deal with coworkers who don't want to give code reviews?

Like most companies, my company has policy of requiring code reviews before you push code to a major git branch. If you want to push code to say the master branch or something, a person on your team ...
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Apprentice in web development [closed]

I will be starting an apprenticeship in web development but the problem is I haven't worked with HTML before , only with c++ at a low level. Yes, I know it's stupid , but the reason I took it is ...
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As a software contractor, what should and shouldn't I bill for? [closed]

I've been a software engineer for 4 years and I've recently picked up a side gig doing some contract work for another company. I've had a few initial introductory and knowledge transfer meetings. I ...
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Switching Career Areas [closed]

I'm soon to graduate in BSCS and doing an 6 month Quality Assurance internship, currently in 3 month. I started of QA because I found it interesting because of automation. But after working I've ...
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What if there's 1 month discrepancy in my background check for employment? [closed]

Just out of curiosity, I was wondering , if I worked for company X for 5 months and listed on my resume that I worked there for 6 months. Does it create a problem for me ? I currently work for a ...
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How do you have conversations about lack of technical expertise? [closed]

I've been working for almost a year as a sort of graphic designer that can develop, or a developer who knows photoshop. As a side project, my manager and I have been working on a web app, and I've ...
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Interview with a hand written technical test [closed]

I was contacted via LinkedIn by a company for a position that actually looked interesting to me, as it had better compensation, technology, and benefits than others. However the interview process was ...
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Junior role with insufficient work [duplicate]

I am 4 months into my first software development role and for the most part I'm really enjoying it. My only problem is I currently quite often find myself without enough work to fill my day, causing ...
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Accepted developer job but got reassigned to IT

What would you do in my place? I'm an intern, the money is good and the total conditions are awesome. But it's not what I wanted at all. I really could use the money now but I'm afraid that this will ...
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How to ask colleagues to include me in Decisions?

I am a Lead Developer for a startup company and in the last couple of months some of the Product Owners (PO) have talked to members of my team about changes in the software development process and ...
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My Company has a problem letting my department finish and implement projects. (Manufacturing environment)

I work in a small IT department (4 people), and two of the 4 of us are software developers. The company is behind the times in terms of IT solutions and technology in general. So my coworker and I ...
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How can I explain a different approach in software engineering than the one currently used in codebase? [duplicate]

Where I'm working, the developers changed every year, with each developer leaving his own way of doing things, and moving on afterwards, the code-base lacks proper documentation, is not developed with ...
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Should I raise concerns about the quality of work an intern is producing?

I am a developer in a small team of 3 developers and one intern. The intern is on a 12 week contract with us. He has been assigned a small project however he has very little development experience. ...
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Trying to reason with my colleague on a matter without solid evidence [closed]

tl;dr In short, I feel like I am slowly being pushed out of my position and lost authority due to being weak and avoiding confrontation. I know the product we are using should not be used in the way ...
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Struggling to finish project, how to tell coworker?

About 8 months ago I began working on a project for a colleague (part of my job is to do side projects like this). Essentially developing an excel application for a very large database we have. At ...
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'No prior development is required but it'll be considered an advantage' meaning? [closed]

I've came upon a job proposal in my city where I fullfill half of the jobs requirements as a software developer. On the very top there is a line that says 'No prior development is required but it'll ...