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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Nine months into a new job and I want to quit. How can I improve the situation? [closed]

I am having a lot of difficulties at my job. I liked it for the first six months and now I hate it and want to quit. I am an intermediate web developer at a large company making an internal product ...
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Is moving from the role “software engineer” to “Android Developer” considered as a career path/ job degradation? [closed]

I am currently working as a junior software engineer, engaging in multiple fields including Java, Android and web programming. Recently I got a job offer for an "Android Developer" with a better ...
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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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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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how can I do a task that I don't like it? [closed]

I'm a junior software engineer (new graduate) and I have only 5 months in my current job (first). While I did the interviews with my manager he told me many things that are not true (in other words he ...
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How important is a college degree for a programming job? [duplicate]

I am wondering how important a college degree is for a programming job ... By that I mean to what extent would it hurt me not to have a college degree to eventually get hired for a programming job . ...
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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 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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Coworkers obsessed with cups and kettle water levels [closed]

I'm currently on a full stack developer internship at a software consulting company. I'm in my second month, and have experienced the weirdest culture shock. I have done an internship term before, at ...
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App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem affecting considerable percent of users - says will give a token sum [closed]

App startup founder wants my help to solve urgent software engineering problem that affects a considerable percentage of users - Says will give a token sum. It is a problem that the founder's in-...
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Senior software developer [closed]

There is a senior software developer that I'm really not sure how he got there. But the style of coding is very bad. For example he has this scattered all over the project. public boolean myMethod() ...
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Technical interview and code test [closed]

So I got a task to code some "home work" for a technical interview, where we are going to discuss what and why I did it this way. I normally dont se any problem doing so. But the case I got recently ...
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I have a great idea for a complex software product - how to turn it into a business needing money and manpower? [closed]

I've been working for 9 years after my graduation as a software engineer in a big german company. Hence, I've always been a simple employee and never dealt with entrepreneurship/Start-ups. Now ...
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First raise after 9 months as a software developer [closed]

I am a junior iOS developer with 9 months of experience and in short there will be my first performance review. I believe that I was hired at the right price on the market; but I have learned from my ...
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Job role transitioned into that of a Team Manager from a Quality Manager. Basic Job Market research does not show avenues [closed]

Part of a re-org that happened in our company, several Dev and QA Managers have had to transition into a Team Manager role (I moved from QA manager to this role). In terms of responsibilities, it is: ...
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Is it worth getting a CS degree if I already have another (unrelated) one? [closed]

I am employed as a software developer, and currently have a few years of work experience in that role. I have a bachelor's degree in a field not related to CS (Linguistics). I'm also currently 2 ...
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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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Lazy, arrogant and unskilled coworker [closed]

LE: This is not a duplicate of What can I do to make a coworkers lack of effort more visible because: . I think the other question only addresses part of my situation (the subjects of that question ...
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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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Negotiating salary as undergraduate [duplicate]

This semester I am doing 1 course. Next semester I will be doing 2 courses, after which I will have graduated. The 2 courses I will be doing next semester are general education courses that I have to ...
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I finished my task, what to do now? [closed]

I have finished a little task that took 2 months to develop, but my boss is on vacation for 3 days. I am planning to report that I am done to her via Skype chat and ask what to I should do next. ...
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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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Pressure and uncomfortability as an intern [closed]

I have been working for 8 months as an software developer intern in a small startup, my first job after graduating from Uni. I would say I had a rough start since I didn't find a good motivation the ...
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How to I highlight that I am deputed and client location since I joing my company?

I am deputed at client location from very first day I joined my current Employer. Now it's time for my yearly appraisal. So how do I show it as a positive point and highlight it as positive point 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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“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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What jobs would allow someone with a Computer Science Degree to work part-time? [closed]

I am a college student who is majoring in Computer Science. I understand that there are very few jobs for people with Computer Science degrees that allow you to work part-time. Even so, I would like ...
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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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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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How can a local firm with real employees compete with upwork and sustain its owner well? [closed]

A member of the internet writes "I enjoyed programming when I was little, so I founded a programming company at 20 and now I have two companies with multiple employees". Then I look at Upwork and ...
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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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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...). ...