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How to offer programming/database contract services? [closed]

If you are an independent consultant/contractor, working for multiple clients, how do you sell your services? Do you believe applying to job offers for regular positions and offering your services to ...
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Is doing some work for credit worthwhile?

Not sure how to title this as it's not just about that. But suppose that there is a software like .NET BCL, and you notice some places where you can make things much faster. It's not a great example ...
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New job gitters? [closed]

I accepted a new job offer recently as a programmer. I get there on the first day and people are non engaging and didn't really smile. By the end of the first week they reviewed my code and tore it ...
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Interviews that include Algorithms and Data Structures

I want to start looking for jobs in great companies and I have four years of enterprise corporations development, three years with C#.NET and alomst one year with Ruby On Rails, JS, etc... But when I ...
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Suggestion for a Non-CSE developer [closed]

Due to financial problems, I couldn't go for CSE in my country and had to settle for a BCIS honors degree. Now, after quite some time, when I want to go for a higher position in software development ...
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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 to view my commits on SourceForge

I want to link to a source forge project for a job application but I can't seem to find where a user's commits are listed. If I go to https://sourceforge.net/u/USER_NAME/profile/ All I see is ...
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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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What “jobs” benefit by having someone with a programming background perform them? [closed]

What non-programming jobs should someone look for who doesn't have the passion for programming? There are a percentage of people who make it through a computer science type of degree but do not have ...
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How do you handle your marginalized talent? [closed]

I've felt frustrated in the past with some jobs due to management marginalizing my talent, even after "proving" it to them for several years. Things like choosing to rewrite a single method from ...
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How to rewrite from scratch a code for which I own the copyright so I can use it on my job without losing the rights to the first version?

Well I don't want to make it open-source! That's the problem. But I do want to use it on my current job. Company did not agree to sign any alternative license with me and told me to rewrite everything ...
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2answers
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What's the max age you can still be employed as a programmer? [closed]

I know some a few programmers at my work around 40 years old. I don't remember seeing a programmer at work who is 50+. We have 600 people, of which probably 100 are programmers. Is it uncommon to ...
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You're hired to fix a small bug for a security-intensive site. Looking at the code, it's filled with security holes. What do you do?

I've been hired by someone to do some small work on a site. It's a site for a large company. It contains very sensitive data, so security is very important. Upon analyzing the code, I've noticed it's ...
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Can I use MIT license to give some of my previous written code to employer so that I protect myself and don't lose my copyright?

My situation: I have written a framework before I started my new job. I own the copyright. It has a bunch of boilerplate logic inside of it, like any piece of software. (duh!) I don't want to use ...
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Does a “QA Programmer” style job exist?

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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When do you 'speak' C++ fluently? [closed]

I see that many companies require the same skill. This skill is often described as following: "Applicants are required to speak C++ fluently." I never really understand what fluent meant for ...
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I have a previous invention (software / framework) that I plan to use on my new job. What happens to my copyright if I improve it during the job?

I have filled that standard form where you list your previous inventions before starting your new job so the employer is legally aware you have the copyright over them. But if I want to use this ...
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More comfortable working on the backend, often referred for role on the front end

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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Can working exclusively with niche apps or tech hurt your career in software development? How to get out of the cycle? [closed]

I'm finding myself in a bit of a pickle. I've been at a pretty comfortable IT group for almost a decade. I got my start here working on web development, mostly CRUD, but have demonstrated the ability ...
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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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C#, architecture and jobs [closed]

Do I need to have a knowledge of architecture along with C# to get a job using C#, or if I worked through some books (no architecture content) would that be sufficient for a graduate position? I ...
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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.?

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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Interview: how to ask development process/culture related questions

I just watched a presentation about simplicity by Rich Hickey at InfoQ where he goes over the constructs programmers use to produce artifacts and how those constructs make various trade-offs when it ...
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4answers
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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?

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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My first development job working at a company, what things to look out for? [closed]

So I've worked on my own all this time, selling software, creating a few web applications on my own. I had an Arts background I was self taught. It was a bit difficult to find a development position ...
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1answer
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A job role where connection with other developers along with writing code

Is there a position in companies (and which ones?) where the role is writing some code along with going on to the seminars to connect with other developers who maybe the clients of your/company's ...
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1answer
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Should One Be Resilient to Overtime/Crunching/Stressors? [closed]

I ask this, because after two weeks of intense labor with no off-time (eat, sleep, program) I cracked today and went into a rage. Afterwards I fell into a mild depression for a couple of hours before ...
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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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0answers
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Intellectual Property Rights - Starting a new Job [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Employers and Intellectual Property Im starting a new Job tommorow and there is terms in the "Standard Terms" document that has me a little worried. These terms are ...
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8answers
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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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Places to find free software projects who need developers/project managers? [closed]

While I have plenty of project management "booksmarts" and a handful of PM experience, I don't seem to have enough experience to get the sort of job I want. Since "I read another PM book/blog ...
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Balancing full time work and personal coding projects

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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Tips and recomendations for a phone interview

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?

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?)

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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Discovered large security hole in someone elses website… What to do?

A chap I'm bidding to do some development for has a social network he wrote himself. Not the next facebook by any stretch. But a few thousand local users. I went to have a look at it to see what ...
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Java but no JEE experience

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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4answers
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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?

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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Job in other country - relocation package [closed]

I have the opportunity to work in an 'overseas' country. I have passed the technical interviews and I am at the 'offer' stage. Everything is ok, except for the fact that I am expected to pay for my ...
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How to find a job that is using the tools I like (and keeping the payroll at a high level)

I have been a software developer for years now. I have been working in big companies using their own standard and tools. I have always been able to use some of my favourite tools, like Intellij as my ...
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8answers
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Are you obliged to provide old employers with access to protected resources?

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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Opinion and help of the following job interview questions

I'm not familiar with job interview and software development terminology. So my questions are: what's your opinion of the following job interview questions and what is the best way to respond, ...
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What should I expect as a C++ software engineer in a company that develops python web applications? [closed]

A company is hiring C++ software engineers. When I go to the company's website, they provide a web applications written in python. (At least that's what I see from the outside.) What kind of ...
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9answers
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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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How can you distinguish a good consulting firm from a body shop?

It seems to me that most consulting firms do little more than match resumes to positions, typically with insightful criteria such as "X years experience in technologies Y and Z." But there are also ...
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7answers
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Which skills would you look for in an offshore junior developer? [closed]

Suppose you have to interview a developer for a (not senior) developer position. The catch is that the developer is not from your country and your company would have to invest some money and time to ...