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Using existing implementations for Graphs for Job Application programming task [on hold]

This might seem like a dumb question, but I am really inexperienced, just finished uni. Can I use existing implementations of Graphs and searching algorithms in a programming assignment for a grad ...
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How do you prepare for whiteboard interview? [duplicate]

I have been a business owner since 1999. I've had many businesses, most of them successful - as in earning a reasonable salary for myself or even making something much grander than that. My fortune ...
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Ways for a young programmer to not feel intimidated at my first REAL programming job? [duplicate]

I'd like to state first that I'm a 19 year old programmer living in Portugal, and have recently started my first REAL programming job. I say "REAL" because at my previous jobs, I was normally the ...
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How should I describe myself on my CV? As a software developer? A software engineer? A senior developer? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked a lot, but I'd like to know what to present myself as on my CV and to future employees. I'm 24, and began as a C#/ASP.NET developer after graduating from University in 2010 ...
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Does a “QA Programmer” style job exist? [closed]

Basically a programmer that comes in during the testing phase of a project and once a tester finds a bug, tracks down the cause. I enjoy this investigative process and am generally able to track down ...
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More comfortable working on the backend, often referred for role on the front end [closed]

I have applied and have been approached for different roles in web development recently. The one thing that keeps coming up is that I am more suited to front end development than back end development. ...
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Ruby on rails not popular in big international IT companies? [closed]

Is the ROR used only in startups or also in bigger companies as well? What should be the reasons of their preference of Java over ROR?
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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.? [closed]

My resume is no longer relevant. It can no longer contain an adequate description of my technical abilities. One can get a much better sense of what I am capable of by looking at my GitHub ...
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How to act when you get the last warning? [closed]

I'm a software developer, currently working on web development. We are a small company a team with 2 persons, a developer and a designer and we have no-one to test our applications. From the last ...
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Does using a PHP framework count as experience using PHP to a company that doesn't use that framework? [closed]

I've started working at a company that uses the Yii PHP framework. I'm mostly using Yii but also some frontend stuff like jQuery and Ajax. What I'm worried about is limiting my skill set to a ...
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why do some job posts say “high pressure environment”? [closed]

Why would there be any pressure if everyone knows what they are doing and the projects are accurately estimated? If there's pressure, or even high pressure, then it implies what they are currently ...
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Do you feel bad when you have to learn new things? [closed]

New thing is not always cool. I see many people say they are very bored by doing the similar things day after day. For me it's the opposite - I'm always learning something new. During the last one ...
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Balancing full time work and personal coding projects [closed]

I am nearing the end of developing the major pieces of my website that I have been working on in my spare time for the last 3 months. My goal is to get it released by the end of next month and ...
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How do I handle this job situation? [closed]

I am a recent college graduate. I recently interviewed for a Software Developer position. I really like the environment. I got offers from other places but this place just feels really comfortable for ...
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3answers
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Tips and recomendations for a phone interview [closed]

A while ago I asked this question, I got very nice results but now I have a similar situation, but I'm looking for advices and I want to know if you think is possible to tell if you want a developer ...
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How to deal with low level guys? [closed]

Recently I have started working for company which is developing mainly low level stuff (like device drivers, system level apps etc.). I was hired as high level programmer to develop a machine learning ...
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What's wrong with being a code monkey? (Or, what is a code monkey?) [closed]

Programmers tend to talk about being a "code monkey" in a derogatory way. "Don't work there, you will just be a code monkey!". I have two offers for jobs, one at a small company, one at a very large ...
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Java but no JEE experience [closed]

I have quite extensive Java experience (many years of Swing, desktop apps, gigantic applets), but have done very little JEE - only one single gig for 9 months, but that was very narrow work where I ...
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How should a programmer plan his life for future [closed]

I have been doing web developmwnt for 3 years in php/joomla/jquery/mysql. I am now learning python/django/sysadmin/j2ee just to expand my knowledge. I am 28 and I can find jobs, but I was thinking if ...
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How is a .net developer related to customer relationship management (CRM)? [closed]

I wonder how can an ASP.NET developer's skills be helpful in customer relationship management? I was going through a job portal searching for jobs in ASP.NET and found that ASP.NET developer skills ...
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Would leading a major refactoring effort appeal to a senior developer? [closed]

My company is inheriting a large code base for two products that's fragmented into different applications using different languages and technologies, with a significant portion of it spaghetti code. ...
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Are you obliged to provide old employers with access to protected resources? [closed]

Firstly, a disclaimer. This question is not because I'm a disgruntled employee planning to hide some malicious code which I can later blackmail my employer with. I actually quite like the people I ...
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Is it a good idea to take a dev job knowing you'll be leaving shortly? [closed]

I'm currently in a very stable, comfortable dev position where most of my growth as a developer is solo. My current team doesn't really discuss software development and not everyone is interested in ...
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Programming-Related Summer Jobs For A High-School Student? [closed]

I'm a high school student, currently finishing my grade 12 year of high school. I have already been admitted into a software engineering program at at least one university, and I have decided on this ...
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Bounty points for fixing bugs? [closed]

Ever heard of a company awarding bounty points for bugfixes? Making team members work to do the most, as some bonus money will be dependent on it? Having them split, or pay bounties to others to ...
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Writing Resumes for Internships? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student starting to look for internships. I understand a lot about how to embellish a real-world resume--emphasizing tasks done at previous jobs and whatnot--but I'm not sure if ...
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Vulnerabilities and employability [closed]

I am a web developer. If I find a vulnerability in a prospective employer's website and notify them of it at the same as I send my (unsolicited) application, am I more likely to get the job? Less ...
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5answers
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How do I pick which agency to go through? [closed]

I work in a town where the majority of work comes from the government. As a contractor, I generally have to apply for work through agencies which are on the government's preferred vendor's list. Most ...
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What do you do when you realize your job requires you to do something out of your depth? [closed]

For a large software project recently, I was really out of my depth. And I did actually know this; and that the only reason I was employed was mostly a lack of other qualified candidates. The job was ...
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What is the etiquette in negotiating payment for a software development job? [closed]

The reason I'm taking a general business question and localize it to software development is that I'm curious as to whether there are certain trends/etiquette/nuances that are typical to our industry. ...
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How do I decide what type of programmer I want to be? [closed]

I've been working at my current work for some time, and I'm considering a bit of a change of careers. I'm trying to decide what it is exactly that I want to do, and I'm really just not sure. I'm not ...
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Is diversifying my programming knowledge good? [closed]

I have skills in so many programming languages, such as Java, C++, C, Obj-C, Scala, Haskell, and Matlab. However I don't know/like web programming at all. I also get bored very quickly. Thus I haven't ...
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finding high end software contracting jobs [closed]

I've been contracting for about 3 years now. I am currently a contractor for a web firm. This is a hourly position. I want to find larger projects. I had read that some people are able to only do one ...
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Is this Job Smell? [closed]

Went for an interview and from what I could gather from the interviewer: Development is done to a 'wire-frame' specification where users get constant feedback and can change their mind at will I ...
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Is it normal for programmer to work on multiple projects simultaneously [closed]

On a current job I have 2 projects to work on. First is very huge system and the second one is smaller but it also big (first project is being developed for 12 years, second for 4 years). At first I ...
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Equity derivatives programming [closed]

I've been considering applying for some programming jobs that require experience in Equity derivatives and whilst I know what equity derivatives are, I have no idea what sort of things a programmer ...
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listing my programming experience on my resume [closed]

On my resume, I list myself as having "7 years of hands-on experience programming in C++". To clarify, I am a self-taught C++ programmer with some college courses thrown in the mix. I've worked on ...
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Working with multiple clients [closed]

After applying to multiple contracting positions, I landed a few interviews which I then was accepted to do the work. I am also a full time college student, but I do have about 25-30 hours free a ...
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Working for free? [closed]

I came across this article Work for Free that got me thinking. The goal of every employer is to gain more value from workers than the firm pays out in wages; otherwise, there is no growth, ...
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Education vs. Experience [closed]

I'm going through a rough time. I'm a CS student at UIUC, which I hear is one of the top schools for CS. I love computers and programming. I've been pretty much doing it my whole life. I'm a freshmen ...
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I am in a rather difficult work situation. Should I stay or should I go? [closed]

After reading a lot on this forums, it seems that my current employer isn't a really great place to work and I'm wondering if I should move on, or stay a bit longer and then leave so it looks better ...
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Is it bad etiquette to ask a potential employer how they score on the Joel Test? [closed]

Developer interviews are different than most other places, because not only do you worry about the people you work with, benefits, job description, etc., you also have EXTRA to worry about after ...
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Getting humiliated by your senior programmer [closed]

As a junior, what would you think and do if you getting humiliated by your lead programmer if you can't handle his expectations ?