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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Is this normal in the software-industry? [closed]

I'm sure about the vague title but I was not sure how to post this question. My situation is the following. I have been working in a company for about 10 months now, and I was hired as a junior (java)...
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How do i switch to development job after having experience in Software Testing? [closed]

I am Software Testing Engineer with 2.5 yrs of experience (both manual and automation testing.). I feel like i am stuck in this job and aimless that how to switch to development.Also i cannot just ...
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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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new candidates being offered much higher salaries for same job, what to do?

I am currently a senior .NET developer in the company, working on the most valuable product of the company, and one of the few with web development skills. I have over 5 years of experience and my ...
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Handling difficult client in freelance? [closed]

I'm doing a freelance project which has a fixed price. First I gave them a time estimation and finalize budget for the app. They don't like to pay for hourly rates. After wireframes were finalized ...
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How to handle subpar developers [closed]

I have co-workers who are supposedly senior engineers, device driver developers, firmware engineers who have been working on Linux based systems for 5 or more years and 20 years or more in total. But ...
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Differences between requirements for a software architect and highly experienced developer? [closed]

When the company post a job announcement for a "software architect" role, what additional specific requirements this implies, in comparison to the "senior developer" or "highly experienced developer" ...
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At the end of contracting work (IT/Programming), what steps need to be taken to protect myself from any technical issues company might have

In particular, I'm interested to know what to do in terms on handing over things like passwords to systems. Should I demand passwords to be changed immediately so that I don't have access? The ...
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New college grad hired as a hardware developer; how do I deal with being told I'm now a Front-End Web developer?

I landed a job that I applied for right out of college. The job listing was for a software developer utilizing C#/Python/C++ and during the interview, it was revealed that the position that I was ...
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Job interview - Have I ruined my chances by not completing the technical test? [closed]

I recently applied for a senior developer role with another company. I sent my CV and was invited to an initial interview, the panel on the interview consisted of one board member and two of there ...
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When given the choice in a test, should I use the older technology that I'm most comfortable with or a newer technology that I might struggle with?

I'm having a practical test for a job oportunity tomorrow. The job involves mainly, although not only, software development, which is what the test will be about. I was told I would be given a ...
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How to deal with incompetent lead?

Alright, so we are a two people team directly reporting to our director. I have 4-5 years of experience and my teammate has 20+ years of experience. For obvious reasons he is my lead. We both are ...
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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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Which type of software companies are better for gaining technical experience? [closed]

The company that I am currently working for is developing/maintaining a single software product for the last 8~ years. Since I cannot feel the challenge any more, I have been thinking about looking ...
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How to provide constructive feedback on a colleague to the manager?

Background : I work as a senior engineer in a software project (~3 years old). Recently, a new engineer was added to work with me for a couple of months to help resolve some of the issues (bug fixes) ...
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Software Manager tech skill's have gone soft. How to resharpen skills? [closed]

I am a development manager with a 20 years experience. Unfortunately my tech skills have gone soft. I try to pick up a tech project at work but I get distracted by the fire of the day and usually ...
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“Senior developer” interviewed by junior questions, Or: where is the beef? [closed]

I feel that often the title "senior programmer/developer" is used to entice less-than-senior programmers into a company, while not paying them according to the title "senior" - after all they "don't ...
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Who would make a good programmer for an academic department?

My academic team is looking for a programmer to take our individual outputs and integrate them together into a single graphical user interface. The job will last at most 6 months and at most we can ...
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What would you say to bosses that think programming jobs are interchangeable?

I'm in this software company, and funny thing is, I've only experienced two managers so far, but both these two managers view programming jobs not much different than laying bricks. They always ...
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Colleague in two-person team is writing bad code, no standards, and the company is growing fast. What needs to be put in place for good code quality? [closed]

Over the past year, my company has been growing fast, and we had to recruit another programmer. I am a younger programmer, I have always worked alone, well-read but never been in a team. I prefer an ...
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Should I notify my employer that I intend to work on an open-source or personal project in my free time [closed]

I'm a software developer and I am concerned about a specific limitation on my contract that says: The employee shall not, without the consent of the company, during the continuance of this ...
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Promoting opensource project at your own company

Right now I am in a strange situation, and looking for advices. I will start with the facts, then move onto the gray area, then to my question. Facts: Given a company (Western-Europe), with over a ...
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Should I take my bosses idea and start my own company or should I ask for a raise? [closed]

Background For the last couple of months I have been discussing with my boss about a "sketch" idea that he have about creating a new technology startup. The initial concept was defined by him , but ...
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Is it possible to work at Google and Amazon at the same time? [closed]

For the sake of this question, please ignore all practical limitations, such as conflicting work times, etc. I'm more interested in the legal possibility. I know that Google has a non-compete clause ...
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Delegating Work to Showcase Another Employee

I'm currently working as a sole web developer on a project that requires all of my attention. Working alone on a project of a larger scale is, in my opinion, a great experience in the way that I ...
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software developer test on piece of paper - what is the expectation [closed]

I had a job interview last month and I was unsuccessful. I was told in advance that they will test my technical knowledge. So I prepared by best. The test was on piece of paper asking couple of ...
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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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Leveraging success on an important project for a promotion or raise

I work as a Software Developer at a small company. About a month ago I had a conversation with the VP about a issue one of our largest customers is having. Without any orders I took it upon myself to ...
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Already employed and have 2 job offers. Both of them accepted [duplicate]

I am currently working. The reason I started looking for a job was my spouse's job was relocated and my company does not promote telecommuting. so I started interviewing. And hence I currently have ...
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Not aligned with employer's current strategy - need advice [closed]

I am currently a mobile developer. Recently i've noticed a trend in the company i'm working at: the management's enforcement of mobile application development using hybrid technology (the very ...
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Is it feasible to attempt to get a job for software development without being a legal adult?

I am looking for a source of income this summer, and I am 15. I have several years of experience with software development and about a year of web development experience with PHP, JavaScript, etc. and ...
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Does work experience on obsolete technology/platform count?

I have a good amount of experience (about 6 years) working on the Symbian platform. While I have learned a good deal about mobile application and framework development and about mobile computing in ...