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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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Had to cancel first interview due to flu, company not responding to my email about re-scheduling. Should I re-apply?

I had an interview setup about a week ago, but had to cancel due to having the flu. After a brief email correspondence with the person who I'm suppose to interview with, he tells me it's fine, and ...
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How to return to software engineering after pursuing another interest for six years?

I completed my undergrad in computer science 6 years ago. The only reason I had majored in CS was because of some family pressures even though I wanted to be a writer. After I graduated, I had ...
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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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Should my client be so concerned about basically my death?

I made an offer to a long-time client to build a system for them that would increase their profits drastically. They agree at that point. The problem is if the system completely broke for a few days, ...
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What would a prospective employer's impression of someone having taken a “lower ranked” job to achieve a personal goal?

I'm an Australian software engineer in a bit of a limbo state between junior and established, having done a Masters degree before starting my first engineering job just under three years ago, kind of "...
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Should I tell my dream job I rescinded another offer to wait for their process?

I'm a software developer with 4 years experience. I'm in the USA. I had a final round of interview with hiring managers at my dream company. We had a few good laughs and I seem to have most or all ...
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How to handle high performing software developers undermining a senior lead?

We have a situation in our IT services company. We have a capable lead Alice and a couple of high performing developers Bob and Chris. Bob and Chris are with the company for about three years now (...
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Studying a career, got a really good job offer outside that career

I'm a student, 22 years old, currently working as an android developer, studying Computer Science and currently 2 trimesters away from graduating. I received a job offer on Networks related area, they ...
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Posible employer requested test project with the Unlicense

This isn't a duplication of Submit code during interview, it's more a specific case. Let me tell how the situation developed. I was contacted by a small company(<50) in Europe. I am located in ...
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Taking day off work every week this year - For a student work placement with a different company? [closed]

I currently have a position at a software company, company A. I am finishing my degree this year and am going to be working on a project with an industry partner, company B. This would be unpaid, ...
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Asking for tips from the hiring manager before a technical interview?

So I applied for this company (for entry-level software development position) and have already talked to the hiring manager (who does not have any technical expertise). We set up a technical interview ...
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How to describe work experience from before the existance of the industry term?

Today I came across the term "Robotic Process Automation" (sorry if this is old news). I realize this is something I've actually been doing for the last 8 years, although the term itself seems like ...
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Am I responsible for the work produced by coworkers since we are a team even though they excluded me?

I have been working for my current company for 7 months now and I am completing my two years in the industry in total. My company is a large enterprise, with relatively relaxed deadlines and flexible ...
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What is the best thing to do if the agreed salary set by you and team leader is not the same on the new contract?

I talked with my team leader and asked for a salary raise. We agreed on the amount of X Euros. When the new contract came the salary on the paper was X-25 Euros. I know that 25 Euros is not that ...
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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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Co-worker sabotaging/undoing my work [closed]

Context: I just got hired as a software developer in a team which has freshly transitioned from networking to development. Before me they hired another developer a year ago who has been since then ...
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How to deal with missing interview skills but good coding skills / strong resume?

I've got an OK job as a senior software engineer, but wanted to see what was out there. I found a great company with lots of quarterly bonuses and recurring signing bonuses. After getting through the ...
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How to deal with an underperforming subordinate?

I'm a Software Developer with experience of more than 1.5 years. After being happy with my performance, the CTO of my company made me a team lead of 3 new employees (2 of them graduated recently). ...
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A recruiter offered me “tree fiddy” salary package. What did he mean? [closed]

A HR recruiter of a company(US based) DM-ed me on LinkedIn saying that he liked my profile & wanted to offer me a job. The job is in a field relevant to me. I am happy at my current job. I ...
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Is ok to divide my Resume into 2 sections, one showing work experiences and the other for a more detailed explanation on my skills?

I'm currently trying to rewrite my professional resume realizing the mistakes I made on the previous one. Now I want to keep my resume clean and easy to read. I think I should also keep the technical ...
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Intern is not acceptable. What to do as an apprentice?

I work as a programmer in a small software company (<10 people) for round about 2 years now. I am 25 and in an apprenticeship. A random ~50 year old guy - let's name him Chris - has been working ...
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Unfair compensation for work done outside the team?

I am a Software Engineer living in the US with 3 years of experience. I am an expert in a particular technology T that is widely used in my company. I also speak at conferences, and have taught a ...
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Is Screenshot Time-tracking Common?

I am a freelance developer. When I work on projects for a client I tend to bill to the half-hour, which has been fine. Additionally, I do my best to track each type of thing "research", "coding", "...
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Deferring a return to the software industry to take my project commercial [closed]

Good day, all! At the dawn of this new year I left seminary studies to return to the world of software, where I had previously worked for over 8 years. But rather than returning directly and ...
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How to deal with intrusive colleague?

I work in a small business with relaxed management, where work gets done at a none pressuring pace. I'm pretty quick however and get most work done way before schedule and often have a drought, ...
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I developed code and “donated” it my workplace to speed things up. Now do they own that code? [closed]

I work at a small startup as a full stack developer. We previously used PHP to develop all of our applications and I told my boss we should eventually move to C# which he agreed. Over the coming ...
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Should I count time in the company gym as hours worked? [closed]

I am a programmer, paid hourly. My workplace recently added a gym to its facilities. If I use this gym, should I count it in my hours worked, or discount those hours when reporting?
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Hired as devops engineer but assigned to team as “normal” developer [closed]

A few months back, I applied for a backend engineering position at a company. I did a few programming challenges and had a few interviews, and got an idea of the projects they were working on (Go and ...
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Find out that I made a bug in production after deployong 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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How to handle situation when I don't have enough to do? [duplicate]

I have almost 8 years commercial experience, and I've been working for my current company for 2-3 years now. My problem is I don't feel like I'm doing any work at all. For a whole year I was working ...
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How do I list different academic positions at a single school on a resume?

I've been a professor for 20+ years and have kept my CV up-to-date. I would now like to create a resume for applying for (software) industry positions during my sabbatical. My CV lists all of my ...
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Difficulies switching career from Java to Python; how can I land offers for this new role? [closed]

I have few years of experience as a senior java team leader, but now I have finished my master's degree in AI and I would like to work in this field (with python). I have no commercial experience in ...
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Can I rewrite Code I wrote for a company for myself or others from scratch? [closed]

This is linked to the Question "Can I adapt code I wrote for work and release it on open source" I used to work as a 3D Artist for a company where I sometimes wrote scripts to ease our workflow. Of ...
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How to deal with an informal company as an introvert?

I'm an introvert, kinda of. I pushed myself to be a little less afraid of initiating a conversation because, even if I didn't want to, I need to cooperate with my friends and classmates in school. My ...
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How to know if I am a 'Real Developer'

I am in my 5th year as a developer (3.5 years as junior/mid level and now a senior dev). My current role is not going well (people issues). Anyway, I said to one of the managers I was thinking of ...
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Can I adapt code I wrote for work and release it as open source

Recently I've been working on making some API calls to a 3rd party. I couldn't find anything available to use, so I had to do it from the ground up. Now I'm wondering whether it would be okay for me ...
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Getting testimonials from co-workers and customers in an effort to get more recognition

For some context, I am a software engineer developing a SaaS product, and have been at my current company for close to 4 years now. I am the fourth employee at the company, and hence have quite a ...
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How can I ask my manager more development tasks rather than maintenance and bug fixing?

Background I'm currently at a cross section in my career in a corporate. I'm almost a year working as a software engineer; in that period of time I've passed a team straining about the team's back-...
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My boss gave me an end date for my job- but he wants a very complex project done before then

I've been working as a software engineer contractor for the last year and a half, at a company that has been promising to onboard me as a full employee for over seven months. However, I was recently ...
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Applying to a medium level position but want internship

The company I am thinking of applying to has a job opening posted for a medium level software development position, however I do not think I am qualified for that yet. I was thinking of emailing their ...
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How do I ask for a clarification on an offer's salary?

I am currently an intern at a software development company, and I have been offered a position as a return intern for the summer. I'm currently a student in a five year undergraduate/graduate plan, ...
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How can I convince my teamleader that another data structure would be better? [closed]

I am a new hire and my current task is to implement an editor for some data. My teamleader had already made a proof-of-concept of this editor and laid out the data structure for it. Currently the ...
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My progress is stagnating and I don't want to disappoint my supervisor (Internship) [closed]

I don't know what I should do at the moment or what the best decision is at this point. Through some contacts I got a nice internship in a country far away from home (I got recommended by my last ...
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Office laptops has two accounts one for employee and another named admin

Why does any office create two accounts on office laptops? One on employee name and another on admin/office/company name. What is the purpose of it?
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Probably going to be sacked after requesting to work remotely

I am a software engineer and I am finally taking the plunge to work remotely full time. I've been working for the company for just under 2 years and have never had any issues whilst working there. ...
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How to politely ask for sources files instead of redoing finished work

I had this problem in past, and this time I want to address it. I am front end developer. I mainly convert design (photoshop, illustrations) files to working web-standard code and make them ...
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Dress code exists, but coworkers do not follow it. How to dress?

I recently started an intern position in a new office, and was told that the dress code is business casual. In theory, it is also the case that there are "dress down Fridays", where jeans are ...
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Is degree very necessary to get a development job? [closed]

I have more than 5 years of professional experience in PHP Development and in the last 5 years, I have never been jobless. I have spent 2 years in my home country Pakistan and then moved to UAE after ...
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How to objectively measure work-done in a share of income contract?

Background I'm developing a web-application for an active shooter defense training company. They go to organizations all around the country and teach them how to be best prepared for a horrible ...
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How can I motivate someone voluntarily giving me their time?

Backstory I'm developing a web-application for an active shooter defense training company. They go to organizations all around the country and teach them how to be best prepared for a horrible ...