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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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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 ...
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How, in practice, can I hire more diversely?

Let's say that I've attended all the talks, I've read all the research, and I've concluded that what's best for my team and my company is to increase the amount of diversity in my software engineering ...
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Does right to Data Access request /GDPR supersede restrictions in Employment contract of previous employer? [closed]

Does right to Data Access request /GDPR supersede restrictions in Employment contract of previous employer ? Data - attendance & record of internal formal email communications between employee &...
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How to deal with end of project fears that creep up on me?

Every time I finish a project in each job I start getting fears of getting laid off, my work is such that maintenance is low and it could be handed off to another developer easily. I had a bad ...
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Am I responsible for finding my own replacement?

Background: I work at a small company where I am the currently the sole developer. I am planning to leave on a certain date in the near future, and do not wish to reveal this information to my ...
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How do freelancers handle confidential projects in their CVs & in Interviews? (Software Development) [duplicate]

I am quite new to freelancing, and I'm wondering how freelance software developers handle confidential projects in their CVs? I recently spoke to a developer who told me that he is working on a ...
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My boss does not “believe” me how good I am

I'm a Software Engineer and I think I'm very good at it, at least much better than my colleagues so recently I have asked my boss for a raise (I named a concrete number). He told me that he thinks ...
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How to express that I'm not qualified for a task?

There is a task to be done, and there is a dispute over whether Bob or I should do it. Bob doesn't want to do it because it's a pain in the rear. But he has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to ...
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Should I stay on a terrible job for one more month?

In June 2018 I had an offer for a job in Japan. The conditions were fine: 9:00-18:00, paid vacation, language support and an ok salary. Personally I moved there because I really enjoy culture and ...
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Can companies use my assignment in their product without my permission?

I've been doing assignments as part of my job applications to join tech startups in past weeks and I've noticed a lot of times they don't even get back to me with a feedback. This has happened so ...
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How can I help a software developer gain skills *outside* of software development?

Our company is a small SaaS shop with a small team of in-house software developers. We take professional growth very seriously. I talk to each of the developers that I manage about personal learning ...
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Exempt 'Computer Professional' in criteria in California?

While looking into tax exemption requirements, I came across an article that seems to indicate software developers required to work over 40 hours/week either need to be paid overtime as an hourly ...
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Is it okay to leave an internship early to intern at a much better company?

I am a college student currently considering a part-time internship offer from a decent company in my area which offered a 6-month long internship (mid-February to late July). Although I would enjoy ...
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Being held to a much higher standard than my peers

I am being held to a higher standard than my peers when it comes to security and best practices in my professional workplace. Some Background. My company's main office is located in the United ...
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How to change way of being addressed by Team?

I am a Software Team Lead in a private company where I have been leading a team for more than a year. Few members in the team calls me 'sir' and few calls me 'brother' since last year. Even though I ...
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How to find a technical visionary for part-time guidance and mentoring? [closed]

I work with a team of software developers who are skilled by the regional standards of our small job market. By Silicon Valley standards, we're below average in talent and we lack passion. Our users ...
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Can the same software job be simultaneously performed freelance and for a company? [closed]

I have a question about laws and practices in the software industry, specifically. I am wondering whether there are any restrictions regarding whether it is possible to do freelance work or have a "...
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How to effectively change a boss's mindset on technology choices when I will be the one building a project?

You can skip straight to the Conclusion if you don't wish to read the Background and Problem Details Note: I do work remotely, which does present it's own challenges for communication. Quick ...
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As an employee, would it be inappropriate to suggest the acquisiton of better equipment?

First of all, let me explain my point: I work as the sole code developer at a small tech company. Since some months ago we have been working with lots and lots of data analysis, which is getting ...
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Will I burn a bridge by leaving right after a raise?

Some context: I've worked at my current company for about 2 years now as a software developer. It is a medium to big company with a solid grasp on the market. Also, it is a really cool workplace ...
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My previous employer made me leave my job, afterwards called it termination/expulsion and my salary is still not paid [closed]

Time line of events : December : Joined A startup as a team lead. January : Got paid late for December month salary at 10th January instead of last payment date 15th. Got paid in half and another ...
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I am being undermanaged and repeatedly asked to throw away half of the work done

In the last year or year and a half, I have been in an unpleasant situation and I wonder whether my expectations are too high. I have a boss whom I struggle to communicate with - I rarely get an ...
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Does having a gap of 3 years in my education mean that I'll have trouble getting a job even with 2 years of work experience? [closed]

I started my engineering degree in 2011, but completed it in 2018 instead of expected 2015. I was a very average student. Luckily after completing a software testing course, I got an internship in ...
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When seeking a new job, when should I mention that I want a 4-day work week?

I am not currently looking for a new job but I am thinking about the future. In my current job, I negotiated a 4-day work week (for a proportioned cut in salary) a year or so after starting there. ...
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Is it okay to mention my work experience? [closed]

I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree on Information Technology last May 2018. I wasn't a talented programmer during my college years but I was able to provide necessary output during ...
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Will mentioning my Team Lead experience increase or decrease my chances to land a Senior Developer job?

Question When applying for a Senior Developer position after having experience as a Team Lead, what is the expectation of being perceived: as overqualified? as unsuccessful on current job? Will ...
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Is it common to require a candidate to take an automatically-graded online coding test if they have lots of demonstrable material online?

Short version: I had an experience with a recruiter that I think was not fair, due to how much time was spent responding to emails and calls, and then being presented with a test. Where's the line to ...
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Programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question

tl;dr: How to deal with programmers who are highly recommended, but cannot handle paper test programming question I interviewed a candidate for a programming position. He is a recent graduate from a ...
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What can I do about poor office air quality? [closed]

I live and work in a small country in Europe. I work as a software developer, and the air quality in my office is poor. The office is about 10x4 square meters with 33 people in it. We have no ...
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I was asked to build an enterprise web application on my own, and am starting to feel overwhelmed

I came to my current place of employment as an contracted IT support technician of the most generic variety about a year ago. I had only an associates degree to my name and most of what I knew both as ...
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Should I mention I've reversed engineered games of the company I interview at?

During the last few years, alongside with me diving into programming area, I've been playing some games of one company. Expectedly, two interests collided and part of my experience grew from the ...
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How to handle when another dev screwed up a project?

I was working in a project and I finished all my tasks. Another dev started to work in the new tasks. Now I have downloaded the project and its with some build errors on it. How can I handle with ...
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Had an accident that makes me use crutches. Will that affect my new job?

In a week I'll start a job as a programmer which I'm really interested in. However, I hurt my foot and I need to use crutches for a month. I'm kind of worried it would make some kind of 'bad' ...
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Currently finishing the last year of high school, have a group interview for a Software Development apprenticeship [closed]

I have a group interview upcoming for an apprenticeship for Software Development. I have no experience in coding but hope to get a foot in the IT industry with the apprenticeship by learning and ...
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Software Industry - How do I deal with legacy code and clean code effectively?

I am currently working with a company which has produced a lot of useful, but old code. Many of my peers and software developers have spent a lot of time building this library and use it extensively. ...
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Software Industry - is this normal to feel lost in first month?

I've been working with software development for nearly 3 years, but always in small companies with 6 employees at most. In Dec 2018, I started working in a big company and I'm still feeling completely ...
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Ending the interview in the middle of it because of feeling offended by level of question

An interviewee decided to end the interview in the middle of it because he felt insulted by the level of some of the questions that had been asked. would you hire him? Some background: What happened ...
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Would it be beneficial to my career advancement to upgrade my workplace designation?

I'm in a software company for 3 years. During this time I've successfully upgraded my designation from Jr. Software Developer to Software Developer. In the meantime, I've also further upgraded my ...
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How to broach relocation with potential employers

I'm a software engineer with 10 years experience at a major US corporation but I'm looking for a change in scenery (literally and figuratively) and am starting to apply for lateral positions. This is ...
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(Accidentally?) hired into the wrong position

A company was hiring several developers. Among them a embedded software developer position with some very strict requirements (like 10+ years of experience with C) that I in no way qualify for (I'm a ...
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Offering Less Than What Was Advertised [closed]

I just accepted a job but still have a question. Online salary range was saying 55K with a minimum associate degree and they are willing to train the person they will hire. After two long interviews,...
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How do we recruit junior software developers in an age where everybody studies for the interview?

As a recruiter, I find it increasingly hard to recruit good software developers, due to the fact that it has become very easy to simply study for a job interview by reading any of those 14020 job ...
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Good way to convey to manager that there may have been issues but you're willing to change and how to prove it?

After a discussion with my manager (also project-manager) I've come to some personal conclusions. - There may have been a communication issue were what was expected was not conveyed properly. - I've ...
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How to deal with a software developer who doesn't seem to understand that he's just a coder?

As a manager for a software development team, how do I deal with developers who don't seem to understand what their job description is? In particular, I am currently dealing with a junior developer ...
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How to change a manager's mind?

I'm a recently-hired junior developer. I noticed several menial, tedious tasks that are performed manually every day. Being a software engineer, I created small (<100 LOC) applications to automate ...
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How do I convince my manager to not hire software developers? [closed]

As a self-taught programmer and educated financial mathematician (currently working in a hedge fund), I am increasingly annoyed by our IT manager hiring software developers to work on our tech. ...
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How do I explain to software engineers that most of their skills are easily replaced without hurting their feelings? [closed]

As an IT manager for a medium-sized firm, I often have to deal with junior developers coming into my office to ask for raises or improved benefits or what have you, and if I don't give it to them, ...
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Recruiting people who maintain & improve, not just chase the new and shiny

My work will be recruiting soon, and one thing I'd like to do is screen out people who are more excited about writing new, exciting code than fixing older code, and more generally, people who ...
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How to justify changing job after 1.5 month?

I have recently joined a new company in Estonia which is active in software development, and i have worked there for 1.5 month. I am in a trial period currently (which is 4 month). I regret about my ...
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Stuck in Wordpress [closed]

First of all, apologies if it isn't the right place to write this. I've been following StackExchange for years, but I just decided to sign up and I'm not familiar with posting. I'm a web developer ...