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How to be hired as a remote programmer abroad and not to be an entrepreneur?

The question is quite interesting as for me because I watched jobs adds and mostly they all: A) Require being located the same country a vacancy is B) Employers don't want to hire foreign ...
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Moving from an IT department to a proper technology company

I have been working with Java/web applications in an IT department of a retail company. As much as work goes, there is nothing much to say. Fixing couple of if/else loops, writing some simple business ...
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pros and cons of taking an ABAP job [closed]

I'm a programmer with 3 years of .NET experience under my belt, and am currently looking for a new job. One of the options I'm considering is as an OO ABAP developer position with SAP. However, I have ...
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As the team leader/manager, what kind of role should I seek when we switch to Scrum?

My company wants to start using Scrum, and in real scrum there is no place for a real team leader (manager). What is the next step for the dev team leader? Should I be a (chief) system architect/tech ...
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What is the difference between being an IT in investment bank and a professional IT company?

Suppose there are two positions: IT in investment bank: developer for the infrastructure or the platform a famous IT company: embedded developer, linux As far as I understand, since in the ...
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Career change question: going from systems analyst to embedded systems development [duplicate]

How should I go about making a switch from doing help desk type work to embedded software development or any type of development that is done at a lower level? I will finally finish my degree in ...
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Which areas( I.T.) are mostly affected by Outsourcing?

My parents complain about me choosing a career in IT instead of business since most companies outsource IT nowadays. I always thought IT/Desktop supports are the ones who got outsourced, but it seems ...
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What should I put into my online development portfolio? [duplicate]

Online portfolios are very popular with designers, but what about developers? I'm a Java web developer who also enjoys writing Javascript, and I was thinking of putting up a site with links to a ...
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Should fresh grads join startups keeping in mind the future? [closed]

I'll graduate next year and the campus drive has secured me a couple of jobs with what we call the "big" companies. But I had approached a startup recently as I really liked their projects and am also ...
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How can I progress from a software developer to a software manager or team leader? [closed]

I've been a software developer (whether part time or full time) for almost 3 years. I've always been the type of person to have that knack for taking a lead on things, and providing the organization ...
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Why would a video game need main(String[] args) in its own class?

My teacher just told me that whenever I create a class to run something for a video game company that uses Eclipse, I should make a run class with the main and any outputs. He says any arithmetic ...
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How to get experience? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get a job with no experience? I have been graduated since 2003 and due to lack of experience I have never had a job as a programmer. I love to code in Java and in ...
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Transitioning into a programming career from system administration [closed]

I have a bit of a unique story. I have some work experience in IT, which I've come to generally loathe, and about a year left on finishing my physics degree. I would like to pursue physics further but ...
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What is considered “good programmer” professionally? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How Can I Know Whether I Am a Good Programmer? Sometimes I hear someone say "good programmer" once I saw I guy saying that he was going to promote programmers that were ...
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What career opportunities exist for developers with a degree in computer science? [closed]

I have an upcoming speaking engagement at a local University and will be address students in a 102 computer science course. Being more of an introductory course, there will be comp sci majors, along ...
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Why do I have to choose between “management” and “technical” tracks in my career?

I was recently laid off, and although I found a new gig I'm a bit frustrated with how career tracks work in the land of software development. I really love doing a bit of everything: coding, testing, ...
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Getting Organizational Support in a 'Non-Programming' Position

I've been in my current position in a non-IT unit for about a year. I was hired mostly to do content management and simple web master type tasks. Due to a mix of diminishing IT support and expanded ...
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I am not a good programmer (in logic), how should I fix it?

Ok, so here is my problem: I work for a big company, some how landed a job (frankly because the interview was easy). It's not that I don't know my stuff, I am pretty good at understanding java, it's ...
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What can a web developer learn from working in IT support? [closed]

I'm a senior studying CS and slated to graduate in about a year. I'm planning to become a web developer, but I have an opportunity to spend more time working in an IT support role. That seems like a ...
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Domain knowledge vs Programming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How important is Domain knowledge vs. Technical knowledge? I often hear from my colleagues and sometimes from interviewers that, "There is nothing so great in having ...
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How do you address the gap on your resume after a self-funded sabbatical? [closed]

There are a ton of questions on Programmers.SE about whether or not taking extended time off is a good idea and what to do during that time off to maintain your skill level: Will taking two years off ...
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How can I leverage or 'selling' small-scope skills in a large-scope-heavy environment?

I've been working for 15 years at a mid-size company (300-400 engineers) doing a mix of embedded software / signal processing / controls engineering / circuit design. And an event has occurred ...
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How I do become a better programmer as a junior developer [closed]

I am a junior developer in South Africa. I just graduated from college last year. My current employers hired me as a developer but they do not give me anything to develop and I've been working here ...
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Involuntarily becoming a programmer: how to do it right?

My background is electrical engineering, DSP to be more precise. The company I currently work for does a lot of diverse projects, mostly building analog hardware. Being somewhat closer to computers ...
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What is the solution for “not enough commercial experience”?

I have almost 2 years commercial experience in web development. Yet every time I apply for a job I get a call back "Sorry you don't have enough commercial experience for this position." The last 6 ...
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Becoming a “maintenance developer” [duplicate]

So I've kind of been getting angry about the current position I'm in, and I'd love to get other developers' input on this. I've been at my current place of employment for about 11 months now. When I ...
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If not working an internship, should I work for free? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Working for free? I work at a university in the admissions office doing boring data entry work. Nothing that has anything to do with programming. My boss knows that I'm ...
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If attribution is done via a pseudonym, who owns the rights to the code?

I'm aware of a few cases where coders used a pseudonym for attribution instead of their real names. Examples include: Satoshi Nakamoto (Bitcoin) Why (Ruby) One thing I've wondered is if ...
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What is the best path for a CS graduate who wants to end up doing creative research-like development?

Background: This question came to mind after I ignorantly came to the conclusion that I was driven to go into game development, because it is the only place I can do creative development without the ...
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Is there a way to become a remote T-SQL developer?

I have noticed that most SQL job vacancies are not adapted for remote (telecommute) work as Java or .NET jobs are. I'd like to know if there is a way to work in remote mode in T-SQL programming ...
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What should I know before getting involved in Kinect development? [closed]

I'm in the final year of my Computer Science degree, and I'm starting to look at what I can work on as a final-year project. I've been looking at creating a Kinect application, but I'm not sure if I ...
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All what I need to start with freelancer career [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to learn to become freelancer? Its been 18 months I have been working in IT industry as an Android and Iphone developer. And now I want to start something at my ...
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How can I tell if I'm ready for someone (an employer) to pay me to write code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know when my development skills are enough to land a real job? I've been developing for over a year with PHP MySQL JavaScript HTML CSS. I've also just finished ...
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What does a programmer do at a consulting firm type of organization?

I'm a senior in college and am getting close to graduation. I love programming, and I certainly want my first job to involve programming (I'm also looking at fit, culture, location, etc. etc.). I've ...
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What would the role of a “Software Engineer in Test” be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Microsoft SDET position How difficult is it to transition from a software test engineer to a software development engineer? I interviewed for a Software Engineering ...
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Is all industry experience equal (for the most part)?

I graduated not too long ago with a degree in computer science. I've been working for a software company for a couple of months, but the work that I'm doing doesn't seem to fall into any defined ...
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Will taking a job in web development prevent a low-level programming career? [duplicate]

I'm a computer science student in my last year, and I want to get a job, but have difficulties finding one in my city where I can use what I already know pretty well. There is a company which does ...
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Would licensing software engineers increase skill and salary levels?

When I apply for jobs I have to compete with too many other software engineers who have little or no skill and dilute the candidate pool. I feel it devalues our profession and ultimately pushes down ...
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How significant are Spring and Hibernate in software development?

I am a software professional with about 1.6 years of experience in Java. Due to personal reasons, I had to quit my job, and now after 5 to 6 months, I am about start my career again. I am planning to ...
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career planning advice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? I am at the point in my career where people start to veer off into either management-type roles or they focus on solidifying their technical ...
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career development strategy for complementing 0+ years of OO PHP

I started programming in PHP sometime before last Christmas. Before that, I had done some development with Access/VBA (1-2 years). I have a BA in Art History and a masters in Music Composition. I've ...
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How do I get myself out of a dead-end programming job? [duplicate]

I have almost 9 years of IT experience of which 7 years was worked in an IT company. For past 2 years I have been stuck in a non-IT based company using outdated technology and methodologies. We ...
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What are other certifications beside cisco and Microsoft , which put some weight in resume [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? I want to know which are those certifications which can help in increasing job chnaces more. Although experience is more important than ...
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What is the Startup spirit?

I keep hearing from Net and people around me that Startups are the place where you get to learn a lot, and Also, I come across term 'Startup Spirit' . What is the Difference between working culture of ...
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Standard practices for an architect

I am the architect for my group. Unfortunately I was given this position organically and there are no standards in place for how I should do my job. At different companies, how does the architect role ...
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Manager keeps changing requirement specification after every demo.

Background of my working environment My manager has no background or understanding of computers or software whatsoever. It is highly likely he hasn't seen code in any form (not even from a physical ...
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Starting a second undergraduate degree [closed]

Some background I've started programming when I was about 10 years old and truly loved it ever since. This year I've graduated from a mediocre university with a CS degree in Eastern Europe and two ...
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How can I get more experience with lower level programming?

I'm about 3 years experience as .NET developer, but I'm sad I haven't gotten to create anything that excites me because I'm just using puzzle pieces someone else has already created. I learned most ...
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Are Java certifications important for an architect role?

My this question is career path related. I want to know how much Java Certifications (SCJP, SCWCD and others) are important for an architect position. If a person posses a good experience in Java ...
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Should I be able to design good interfaces and produce quality content?

I'm just coming into my final year of university so I'm going to start looking for jobs as a software developer and I just wanted to know just how important it is to be able to design good looking ...