Is it reliable to use and download libraries needed from GitHub and copy-pasting codes in order to increase productivity? [duplicate]
I'm just wondering. Is it okay or true that some of the best programmers once taught that to become an effective programmer is through being a lazy programmer rather than spend time memorizing lots of ...
I'm a junior developer in a small company (in a team of 2 developers). Everytime we are asked to implement a new feature: the deadline is set so that we just have time to do the development: there ...
I have a question for you guys. Say, you're given a task as an item in a product backlog. Say, you have a deliverable that's due the following day. If you're behind on the task compared to when you ...
Project is nearly done, but procedural spaghetti code. Do I rewrite or just keep trying to ship it? [closed]
I'm a beginner web developer (one year of experience). A couple of weeks after graduating, I got offered a job to build a web application for a company whose owner is not much of a tech guy. He ...
I'm working as a developer / architect on a software project. The project manager decided not to follow the Agile principles, but to rather have an Excel sheet with all the feature requests and their ...
I'll try to further explain what I mean. Imagine you are the boss of a company. You have to deal with the tradeoff between the quality of the code and the speed of producing it. Let's assume to ...
In freelance software development, what kind of penalties should firms have when they miss deadlines? [closed]
I was talking with a co-developer. He has a client that wanted to make sure that he delivers on time. The client wants repercussions for missed deadlines. While I do not do freelance work, I couldn'...
It was my freelancer job at oDesk. I have done several jobs earlier in given time, but is was the first time I missed the deadline. It was a very lengthy job and I tried my best but I still missed the ...
My question is quite simple. How to handle a situation where the team is applying agile methodology in software projects and there so many iterations and change in requirements, that the schedule is ...
I find that at times I get obsessed with finding the most elegant solution to a problem or task. I'll spend hours trawling the internet/texts for ideas and discussion on the right way to solve a ...
Establish/meet deadlines when I am constantly working with unfamiliar platforms and frameworks [closed]
I work for a product development organization that is in online advertising. The assignments I receive are almost always on platforms or tools that I have never worked on before. At first it was ...
We are a small company that I am lead developer on, and we have been having on and off meetings with a potential stakeholder for a good opportunity. This stakeholder is helping us directly in getting ...
When you have a short deadline to being with, and you're nearing the end of development, would you rather rush through coding to dedicate more time to QAing or keep your pace and possible have VERY ...
I'm a tech lead for a small team. One of the major tasks on my plate is communicating with the client. One thing I find particularly difficult is dealing with deadlines because they are mandated by ...
Here's my predicament. One of several programs I've recently inherited is built with a horrible database on the backend. The esteemed creators of it apparently did not appreciate relational concepts. ...
In development, what is the best way to manage delays? For example, you're doing a task, new requirements come in/something which further steepens the learning curve of something that must be learnt ...
I'm a Java developer in charge of making a product which allows clients to "build their own site". I've spent a lot of time looking into Liferay, as I don't have any experience in building CMSs, and ...