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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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How can I avoid creating a time plan for remaking software i have zero documentation of?

I'm an intern and my work consists in rewriting existing scripts running on a proprietary platform, using technologies (javascript, css, html and php) very different from the original ones (mostly vb6 ...
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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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I'm a software engineer with no marketable skills [closed]

I graduated in ECE (Electric-computer engineering) with an emphasis in logic design and digital design. Straight out of undergrad I took an EDA (Electronic design automation) software job for a ...
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Put on embedded project without the necessary skills or knowledge

About a year ago I started working for a small company (10 employees). The position was as a python software developer for a cloud platform. My contract says I'm to work as a "python developer" ...
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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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Will a 22 credit Computer Programming minor that covers most major topics, along with self teaching, prepare me for a career in software development? [closed]

I am an intended Econ major who is slowly realizing he wants to pursue a career in software dev/engineering. I started programming with Python in the winter and am currently taking Harvard's CS50 as a ...
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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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Asking for IT equipment in first couple weeks of new job?

I'm starting a new development job in a week or so, and when I was there to under-go code testing, I was shown what would be my desk. I noticed it only had two monitors, both 19 inches. This, for a ...
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Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
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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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Can I claim nonprofit work at my company on my résumé?

I am actively working for a software development company. One of our clients is a nonprofit organization. I am doing a good portion of the programming for them. Is it appropriate to put on my résumé ...
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Hate new job and feel overwhelmed

I was hired at this company about 4 month ago as a junior software engineer. Originally I came from a background in physics and also worked as such for years, but I wanted to switch careers. So I ...
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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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CTO reluctant to help me and other developers

I'm currently working as a senior backend developer in a large company where there are over 100 devs in total. There are various projects going on and work load for senior devs can get pretty hectic. ...
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How do I encourage coding standards with a new co-worker?

Long story short: An older new(ish) starter with more industry experience is blindly ignoring our coding standards. I don't know the best way to resolve this. Sorry for the long post, thanks for ...
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How to handle blame for issue not handled by seniors?

I work as a junior software developer in a mediocore service cum product based company. I was given an issue to fix urgently. It took some time for me to analyse the problem; this was acceptable in ...
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Would it be rude to ask for a phone interview instead of an in-person interview?

I've been searching for a new job as a software developer in the last few weeks and have noticed that in every single one of the interviews there's a pattern. First, there's a "get to know you" ...
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Enforcing your own work hours when joining a new team [closed]

I work at a large company in London as a software developer. The company doesn't really have work hour expectations than the usual 9-5 and most developers tend to vary how they work. Unfortunately ...
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Demanding time for continuous delivery as condition of taking job [closed]

I have been asked to interview as a software developer at an e-commerce company. As I am very interested in test automation and continuous integration / continuous delivery I have set systems up for ...
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Expected time to become proficient at mid-level role?

I appreciate this may be fairly opinion based (and of course will vary from company to company), however - I'm hoping there may be some general rules of thumb in terms of what a hiring manager would ...
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Boss asks me to be more “mature”. I'm not sure what he means by that [closed]

I've been working in a small company for a bit over a year. It's my first job straight out of university, so my employer understands I'm inexperienced, yet still they were happy to hire me. I had a 1-...
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Can a junior software engineer be blamed for difficult tasks? [closed]

Here's the situation: I am a junior software engineer and I am part of a team of two developers. I was paired up with a software developer lead who worked on the front end section for the software. In ...
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How to deal with a manager who doesn't follow process

I'm a software developer and we've recently implemented code reviews. The process should go like this: The developer submits a pull request. The developer's partner reviews the code, and approves it/...
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Is QA's job only to perform Quality Assurance of developer's work? [closed]

I am a software developer. I almost always receive unclear and ambiguous requirements from my BA. For almost every new release, BA provides me with a document, and my development is tested on the ...
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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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2 remote teams working on a software project, architecture disagreement, how to end the 'crusade'?

I am seeking for advice on how to deal with the following situation: I am a senior engineer working for a collaborative software project between 2 institutes (not companies, we do not have the same ...
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Senior employee thinking about perspectives/career

I run a small software company. We have a pretty small development team which is in charge of developing a web/mobile app. Each developer works mostly independent from each other, as they work on ...
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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 to use recruiter's message to get other job than he offered me?

During my study of IT at a technical university, I worked almost a year as a Software Developer. I worked with Java, Spring and a little bit with React. After this experience, I do not want to work as ...
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What to do if I am feeling useless at work?

Context: I had was on a 4 month school internship in a software development company. After these 4 months, I stayed at the company as we discussed it before the internship. It's been 2 months since ...
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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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Accused of working overtime and possible misconduct, boss admitted simple mistake but no apology

I received a troubling email from my bosses. I am a software developer at a small company and have been employed here over 7 years. Essentially I was accused of working 2+ hours extra (which I didn't ...
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Accepting job offer based on technology used at company [closed]

I am currently a software developer with 2 years experience with Java and C#. I have been offered a job at a reputable company with a higher salary and better benefits then current employer. However ...
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How can I avoid getting turned down for a job for 'not having enough experience'?

I have been searching for a job very actively and have been doing many interviews. Last month I did 4 and this month I did 7 so far. I'm trying to identify what I could be doing wrong. I'm a front-...
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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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Point out errors in a company's website during interview [duplicate]

Today I was preparing for an in person interview at a startup company and happened to notice a couple of inconsistencies in their website (inconsistent product launch dates, some typos in unit ...
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Working at an outsourcing company for a client. I want to work directly for the client's company

So I basically have little to no connection with my company. My direct supervisor works for the client's company, not the one I'm hired at. I work on the client's site. I also work exclusively with ...
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Should I keep my IC wages the same even though I have a salaried job already?

Not sure if this is the correct stack but I'll give it a shot: United States Software Designer/Dev Scenario: I have a salary job, lets say 100K a year, and I now also have opportunities to work for ...
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Ditching my old skillset while changing jobs in the same field

Background My formal training was generic (Systems, Dev, Project Management) - no particular expertise, just "good enough" to start and learn on the job. I started off as an ops guy in a small ...
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What to do when your company consider estimates are part of your KPI? [closed]

I’m a software developer working for a finance firm of about 50 employees, 15 of which developers. I joined the company less than one year ago on a contract. I’ve recently been praised for my ...
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Experiencing a desire to play a more technical role [closed]

I am currently a Product Manager at a large software company. I have been doing it for 3 years after a career change from sales. I do not have a technical or business degree but have been able to ...
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Who decides on the job offer salary? [closed]

I recently interviewed at a software development company (~300 employees) and they have called me to come again when they will give me an offer. I interviewed with a HR person and the team lead, and ...
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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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Flooded by recruiters [closed]

Current situation in the Netherlands is really good for software developers. But a bit too good. (There is always something to complain about, first world problems... sorry) I would not update my ...
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Asking for a raise as a graduate?

Currently a software developer working for a SAAS company and have been working here for a year while I've been a student finishing my degree. I took this job as it was a higher paying job then what I ...
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Intra-team friction

I joined a new software company and was put in a team that suffers from a bit of friction, in particular with one developer and a Product Manager. Apparently at times the PM has been asking the devs ...
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How to use substantial responsibilities outside of the job description (but still related) to justify a raise? [duplicate]

I'm currently a junior (back-end) software developer in the Netherlands. My job description only requires me to work on the back-end in one programming language. In practice I am required to work in ...
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Concerns over negotiating new contract conditions

I'm an administrative assistant (a data entry operator, basically) at a small business in Australia. I've been here for less than a month; my original contract was for three days but has been extended ...
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Is my lack of web ability holding me back in my programming career?

I graduated from an applied computing top-up degree with a 2:1 (following on from an HND in Computing & Systems Development) in 2015, and went into a graduate software development role pretty much ...