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Does the expansion of new technologies cause a perceived shortage of skill? [closed]

Systems programming and desktop application development is a well established field. In recent years, web and mobile development have shown rapid expansion. As a software engineer I understand that ...
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6answers
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How to bootstrap managerial experience?

Most engineering manager positions require X years of managerial experience in the job description. That means as an individual contributor I can never qualify. But this experience has to come from ...
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What reasons do you have/give for using an MP3 player/iPod while programming?

At my last job, as a Project Manager, I argued (unsuccessfully) for the Developers to be able to use MP3 players while they were working. Unfortunately, the culture in that company was such that many ...