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Questions tagged [software-industry]

Questions with this tag should be specific to the Software Industry, or to workplace elements commonly associated with said industry. The Software Industry deals with the creation, maintenance, and distribution of software. In addition, the creation of any associated training/documentation, as well as any consulting work, is included under the auspices of Software Industry.

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My manager goes through my old and incomplete scripts and critiques them - is this valid?

My manager will call me into his office about once every week or two and have one of my scripts I wrote just for myself, or started and didn't end up finishing or using, up on his emacs. He'll go over ...
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I found out that I made a bug in production after deploying the app, what's the most professional way to handle this?

I deployed a very important app (internal business application) last week; over the weekend, I realized that there is a bug in my code but I already deployed the app. The bug is very trivial and it's ...
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Is it OK to contact a company asking for the closing date of a position?

Main Question I am looking at a job opening that has been open for a number of weeks. There is no closing date listed on any of this company's job listings. Is it OK to contact such a company and ask ...
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Creating Opportunities

I work in a great company that I have been with for almost a year, unfortunately, although things are going great in my current role, I have no room for growth currently. The field I am interested ...
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I have submitted my NSR IT Pin to an organisation ,but I am not willing to join that company.Will it be going to harm my career future in any way? [on hold]

I have submitted my NSR IT Pin to an organisation ,but I am not willing to join that company. As I am a fresher I don't know how about the nsr. I have heard that company gives the feedback on the nsr (...
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Constantly pulled onto different tasks/projects, becoming exhausted

I'm a data-analyst for my company and I also perform full-stack development work. I have a web-development project I've been working on for the last 8 months, and the primary focus from my boss and ...
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What insurance do I need as an web developer consultant in UK

I have a lovely full-time web developer job that I don't wish to leave. But, I've been offered some part-time work on the side. If I can persuade my main employer to give me permission to take on ...
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How to deal with legacy software and split opinion?

I realize there is a pattern, when the engineering team/department has legacy software in their portfolio and managers (usually non-technical but not necessarily) declare the software as good. On the ...
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How to deal with a team lead who never gives me credit? [duplicate]

I am working as a software developer in a company for about one year. I have a team lead who is always bragging about himself, never or seldom gives credit to other people or values their work or ...
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Is it appropriate to slightly change the name of my degree?

If I have a "BS in Software Development", would it be okay to change the name to "BS in Software Engineering" on my resume? Could it negatively impact background checks or education verification if ...
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How to manage lack of specs for QA department?

I work at a small company as a web developer. There are 10 developers and 2 QA personel. There are no product owners or project managers. There is one analyst and the CPO. The CPO is quite busy as he'...
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Is it ethical to write answers to work-relevant Stack Exchange questions on the clock? [closed]

First off, this is intended to be an extension to the question "Is it ethical to read programming books on the clock?". I do realize the irony of asking this on Stack Exchange itself, but hey, I'm not ...
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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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How do I handle *floating* bonus check criteria?

When I accepted my current job it came with a few strings attached: -- Single Web App Project X with deliverables: A B C And must be completed within three months. If completed, you'll receive a $...
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Should I have been more open about my disagreement with my boss in this scenario?

We recently had a bad software release for a particular customer. I think the problem is that Bob, the QA engineer, isn't doing testing. I think he is shirking at work. I have privately shared my ...
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A coworker distracts me too often

I am a software developer. I work in a relatively small company (30/40 people) and we are all in the same open space. I am the lead of the iOS team, and I have a problem with the lead of the Android ...
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Is it ok to offer lower paid work as a trial period before negotiating for a full-time job?

I am currently employed as a TA (statistics related) at a university until September, but I'm looking to transition into industry. I am looking to work in software development or data science. I ...
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Is a 996 work schedule legal in the US?

The company I work for insinuated that they were going to require a 996 (9am-9pm, 6 days a week) work schedule. We'd probably be paid for all the hours worked. I'm curious if requiring that schedule ...
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What is the difference between constructive criticism and meddling?

I work for a fintech startup. The programmers in the team are split between "the engineering team" that implements business logic and "the data science team" that implements algorithms to make ...
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Salary employee (software developer) held personally liable for client's data loss or exposure (GDPR)

I'm working as full time software developer at relatively small IT company (around 15 employees) which itself is a part of larger group of small to mid sized companies. In preparation for EU's new ...
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Chewed out for making a backup [closed]

I'm a programmer of all sorts and, in layman's terms, I created a form which users use to review certain information and then approve or reject it. Today was the first rejected form we received. My ...
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What can I do if I am asked to learn different programming languages very frequently?

I am a software developer and I know languages like Java, JavaScript. A few days ago my project manager asked to learn some other language to work on services related to those language. It took me few ...
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Applying for computer science internships, using email with .dev ending [duplicate]

Google Domains recently released the .dev domain extension and I was able to register jdoe.dev (example). Would putting john@jdoe.dev on a resume be a bad idea or potentially too confusing? My fear ...
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How to save a stagnant career

My situation is: I work with software development in Brazil. I failed to keep up with the technology and stagnated. Now I'm in a dead-end job in a horrible company, hating every minute there. The pay ...
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Should I negotiate an increase after being skipped on this years raise cycle?

This is my first time asking on stack, so I appreciate any help. Here's my situation: I was hired as junior software engineer right out of college, where I was basically on a 1 year trial period in ...
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Requesting to work remotely during my coop [closed]

I accepted a +6 months paid internship offer 600km away from School I am a student and the timeline between the end of the semester and the beginning of the semester is too short for me to find a ...
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Can TVöD table in Germany be used as comparison for salary negotiation?

The TVöD table is used only for state jobs, as far as I understand. Can this table be used as reference for realistic salary expectations (as a Software Developer) or is it way too high or way too low ...
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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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How to handle the blamed situation? [closed]

I have been working in a corporate company for 1.5 years. I have given my good work, completing the tasks at the correct time. Since last month, I have been working in project,with a Team Lead and a ...
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How can I deal with my CEO asking me to hire someone with a higher salary than me, a co-founder? [closed]

I'm the technical co-founder/CTO of a B2B startup. I created the product, our design, etc 6 years ago. Our board hired a CEO 4 years ago and they've been trying to get VC funding since they joined. ...
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About to launch a hotly anticipated, already profitable product. Is now a good time to ask for a raise?

I was hired as a mid-level developer into a large company to work on a product with great feedback from its users. The original authors were bootstrapped and built a great tool. Unfortunately, their ...
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“Keep 75% of your hourly cost”

I went to an interview with a software consulting firm, and found out from their website that they offer the possibility of the employee keeping 65-75% (grows with years of employment) of the cost to ...
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How to deal with microaggressions from senior employees in a new workplace in London?

I came across the term 'microaggression' during the HR session of my current company's new recruit on-boarding, and I think I am facing this behaviour in my current team. I would like to know the best ...
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Will the technology I first learn determine the direction of my future career?

I am a web developer on my first year of experience. My company works with technologies that are very uncommon in my country (e.g. ruby&ruby on rails). My fear is that acquiring experience in ...
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How should I address a recruiter using the wrong name?

A recruiter emailed me today with a quick update about finalizing my offer. My friend is in the same process and received the same email. Unfortunately, the recruiter did not bother to change the ...
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As a junior, is it inappropriate for my supervisor to expect me to study our stack in my own time?

After coming across this question, I started questioning my knowledge of the software development industry. The top voted answer explains how it is completely unreasonable for the company to ask a ...
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What are my career options after working as a software engineer in a non profit? [closed]

To give you some context, I have been working in a non profit for the past one year. I joined it because a) It was a cause I believed in and wanted to be a part of solution and not just a feature ...
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What is the difference between freelancer and contractor?

I have been hearing about freelancers, especially in the software industry. What is the difference between freelancers and contractors? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? As to my ...
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Is it appropriate ask for a raise three months after getting hired?

I am a fresh graduate and I got hired for a testing position. On the job advertisement, the starting salary was 850€. Three months later the advertisement now says that the starting salary is 1000€ on ...
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How will losing mobility of one hand affect my career as a programmer?

The effects of a genetic disorder started affecting one of my hands. Now it's barely visible and only causes mild discomfort and a slight loss of agility, but upon reaching its final stage my hand ...
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How to say to my boss that our new sysadmin is a disaster at work?

I really hate to judge people, but the new sysadmin that was hired by the company that I work is really bad at work. When my boss hired him, he already knew that this new guy didn't know too much ...
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spend “at least 180 hours a month” but spending more than that [closed]

I've recently joined this small company who got me to sign this joining letter that says: ... that an employee has to spend at least 180 hours [ 9 hours a day ] preferably at office premises ... ...
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Colleague pretend to need a review, but want me to do all the work

I am a senior software engineer working in a department with two teams: One team (model team) is responsible for the creation of forecasting models. The other team (my team) is responsible for the ...
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How to get remote workers to properly engage while working on a task together?

I believe pair programming creates MUCH cleaner code, much less bugs, better reusable architecture, and better team culture/bond. At my old job, I created dozens of pair programming setups in a ...
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Recover from management getting the impression that I'm haughty

I work for a company that makes a software product. This is my first real job. I started out on a team with a bit of a bad rep in the rest of the company. At first, I thought it was because of the, as ...
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How to deal with a boss who has lost touch with modern software development?

I work (as a junior developer) for a medium-sized company which is the sole market leader in our industry. Our software mainly consists of old code which has been hastily ported/copied to a 90s ...
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Last interview and lunch with team tomorrow - what to expect?

I've passed three interviews so far, two technical and one with HR. They told me to come by tomorrow for a 1.5 hour interview with the CTO and then meet the team and have lunch with them. Got any ...
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When to inform my manager that I want to leave in one year from now? [duplicate]

I have been working in this company for the past 3 years. This is my first job, I started it as an intern while I was studying for faculty. I was then hired as Software Junior, and this year I was ...
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Did I make a mistake by ccing email to boss to others?

I am a new (3 months) software developer in a smallish software company (10 people). I've been given a new project which has complex and poorly documented requirements, and I've been asked to speak to ...
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Recruiter is asking for sample code

After a good telephone conversation with an IT recruiter, he asked for sample C# (software) code of a project of my current employer. Although this is a logic question, it is impossible to send code ...