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Preventing possible burnout in a junior dev, or perhaps I'm not doing enough? [closed]

I'm a software developer with 5 years experience over 3 companies. Within the last year a junior (brand new to the industry) has started at my current employer. I believe he is an excellent ...
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Keeping tech support on the latest software version

I'm the only software developer maintaining a subset of products at a small company. The main product I'm concerned with here is a web app which is installed on various clients' machines, with a ...
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4answers
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How to deal with a valuable person going in all directions? [closed]

I am working with someone producing user content to be included in a software application. He is not a coder, but rather an expert in his field, sharing the knowledge. His contribution, taken piece ...
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1answer
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Dealing with “I-am-cool-and-you-are-dumb” manager [closed]

I have been working with a software company for about 6 months now. I like the projects I work on there and I really like all the people there except for 1 guy. That guy is technically smart, and he ...
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Bringing your own computer to work [closed]

I recently joined a startup, and we've been growing quickly over the last year. However, I've noticed that out of all the new hires (mostly sales and support) they are bringing in their own laptops to ...
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How can I communicate the risks of altering vendor software?

We have a major problem where I work, and it's name is "customization". We have an old (10+ years) vendor software system that our IT and accounting departments previously loved to customize. ...
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3answers
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How can a programming novice identify poor code written by another?

I recently started to learn how to program and am looking to hire a Python developer. How can I separate good code from not so good code?
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7answers
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How can I make the life of a new hire comfortable?

As a senior member of a software team that, unfortunately, has little documentation for legacy reasons, what are the things that one could do to make a new hire comfortable? I have been planning ...
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How can a software technologist best function in an engineering firm?

I am a recent Software Technologist community college graduate. I graduated with honors and I invest a lot of personal time studying computer science topics. I have been recently hired at an ...