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What do companies consider being passionate about programming? [on hold]

Nowadays people love using this adjective about everything they do. Passion, being passionate. But what exactly is the interpretation that companies and their recruiters have when they hear this or ...
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How can I figure out if another project is mostly maintenance and bugs?

I started working in a relatively big company that unfortunately has its share of quite a lot of legacy code and I ended up spending an extra ordinary amount of time in maintainance and bug fixes. ...
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Is it a deal breaker if the HR person asks programming questions during an interview? [closed]

The title pretty much says it all, but the longer story is: I went to a job interview last year for a junior tester position. The first interview was with a person from HR. This is weird, in my ...
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Are big IT companies continuously firing or continuously expanding? [closed]

Today I just received my (almost-daily) mail from a big company career automated job search like the following: Based on your search criteria the following openings are now available: * Senior ...
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What defines “software developer” role

I am a junior software developer and I have been working for a company less than a year. While I always thought being a software developer means to develop software and CODE something, my tasks are ...
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What are some important guidelines when starting a software cooperative? [closed]

We are a group of people who are about to start a software cooperative, which means all of us (and other future workers) will be the owners of the 'company' rather than having bosses and employees. We ...
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Are small amounts of functional programming understandable by non-FP people?

Case: I'm working at a company, writing an application in Python that is handling a lot of data in arrays. I'm the only developer of this program at the moment, but it will probably be ...
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Drawing out a document with strategies for coping with “disasters”

Does anyone happen to know of some guidelines for writing up a document for coping with possible disaster scenarios ? By disaster I mean anything that could lead to loss of work, time or eventually a ...
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What does this software do when it says “white labeled routing”?

I am reading about a start-up company that works with online surveys: Fulcrum is the world’s first complete project management suite to give clients the power to seamlessly integrate multiple ...
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Use open-source programs in your company?

Is there any cons of making your employees use open-source programs in your company? I am planning to start a bussiness and I wonder why companies usually work with proprietary software, as ...
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2answers
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How can a developer test himself for starting a development company on his own?

Ya !! you can say "out of work" people have these thoughts, but then, what can one do :-P . My question is somewhat deep thought. How can someone evaluate himself as a developer and manager to ...
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3answers
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Average size of in-house web development team for U.S. companies? [closed]

When I graduated, I thought getting into a web development job meant I get to work in a group of at least a handful of developers, and seniors can teach this young Padawan their tricks of the trade. ...
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6answers
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Why most of large corporations websites are bad? [closed]

As a electronic customer, I sometimes have to go to manufacturer's websites to find information about products, drivers/firmware update, etc. More ore less, most of these websites, IMO, are bad. ...
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What do people in IT consulting firms do? [closed]

What do people in IT consulting firms do? Ok I can guess they consult, provide answers to questions, but exactly what kind of questions do they answer that it is even possible people will pay enough ...
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4answers
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What “business things” should a programmer know about their company and team? [closed]

I spend a fair amount of time reading programming blogs, and it seems to be a popular belief that having business knowledge adds value to a programmer. I can see the reasoning for this: ...
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3answers
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Freelancing as an individual. Products as a company. Should I integrate the two to grow?

When I started my company in 2005, I began with freelancing projects, but quickly moved to products. My personal site listed my consulting availability and portfolio pieces, which included a selection ...
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6answers
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Starting up in a basement and scaling

So I have this 'great' idea in my head that I want to start working on and build a company around it. Been working on desktop development for 5+ years and the idea revolves around the web. My exposure ...
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4answers
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Building a company and want to know how ethical to put samples from projects I did before on the new company website

I built a lot of websites and applications during my life, I can put them under the following categories: Did all the project as a freelancer -> For other companies Did part of the project as a ...
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6answers
406 views

Is there certain payoffs between working for a company in the IT industry, and working for the IT department of a company in some other industry? [closed]

I am a software engineering student and am in the process of making some career choices. I need to understand what the major differences are in the above two scenario. Anyone with experience of both, ...
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Will I learn more freelancing or working for a company?

I got out of school about a year ago, and have been freelancing since then. Sometimes it seems like it would be a good idea to work for a company for a few years, to learn from people with more ...
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8answers
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Paying for training when resigning?

Hi Programmers Community. I came across the following predicament during the past month when an employee at my company resigned. It is the company policy that when you resign, all training that you ...
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1answer
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Freelancing dilemma.. to do or not to do?

My current organization has stated clearly that I should not work on any freelancing projects in the fields where the company offers their service. I agreed to that and joined the organization. At the ...
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8answers
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What about all those coding rules?

I always supported the idea of having coding rules for developers in a company or a specific project. Especially if the company is size greater than 10. The bigger the company the bigger the need. I ...