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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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.NET Developers: Would you turn down a job [closed]

...if the company used VB.NET instead of C# or vice versa? Would the language choice in .NET be a deal breaker for you and if so why?
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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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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 ...
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4answers
471 views

Business programmer or a systems programmer

What is the fundamental difference between working as a business programmer or a systems programmer. An example of a business programmer to me would be someone that works in finance or insurance. ...
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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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In software, what does the term “Embedded” entail?

So I've been looking at furthering my knowledge into embedded and lower level hardware programming, however, every time I look for jobs that mentions "embedded" it's always high level stuff. To me, ...
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Employers and Intellectual Property

I have heard of companies that require their developers to sign agreements that say any code developed by that developer while they are employed there belongs to the company. I am extremely ...
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Would a cut and paste coder ever get past a job interview?

As a long time cut and paste coder I never committed much of the syntax of a language to memory. Even worse, I now use google to solve many of the coding problems which are of the type typically used ...
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Bounty points for fixing bugs?

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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Where to look for a programming partner?

Say that you want to start a new project (I'm talking about a serious project — e.g if you had an idea that seems good and profitable — not about something you start just to learn a new ...
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Do you have any tips to help with applying to an international job? [closed]

I've had some freelance jobs in my country (Brazil), working for different companies. I like to work to Brazillian companies, but I'm looking for some international experiences and I would like some ...
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3answers
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How do you know a company is worth-working at or not? [closed]

I'm leaving my current company, and I'm looking for a better place to work. But this time I'm confused. I don't want to walk in and out in six months again. I want to find a company which I can work ...
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4answers
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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

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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8answers
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Why should I not do a masters degree [closed]

I have left university on July 2010 where I studied web design (as we all know you learn more by your self but that’s not the issue at the moment). Since then I have not managed to find a job (apart ...
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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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13answers
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What do you do when you realize your job requires you to do something out of your depth?

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?

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 did programmers work back when a computer was very expensive, rare, as big as a room?

I assume they weren't able to sit in front of a computer for the whole day like we do today. So how did they write their program? On a piece of paper and type it later when the computer is available? ...
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How do I decide what type of programmer I want to be?

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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Logical progressions through the job market

I'm 5 years out of a unrecognised university where I did Software Engineering. First job was VB.NET, one job was Python, Linux and Web development. I feel cast as a web developer. I'd love a role ...
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Is diversifying my programming knowledge good?

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?

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

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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2answers
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Equity derivatives programming

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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How to switch From Java to .Net? [closed]

Has anyone out there done this? Did you have to spend a few years learning .NET before you could get a job or were there employers just willing to throw you into the fire based on your Java ...
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listing my programming experience on my resume

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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Switching Programming Languages [duplicate]

I'm a senior level Delphi developer looking for move into either C# or possibly Java roles. I have around 8 years of development experience of which pretty much all of it is in Delphi, I have very ...
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What defines a good developer from an employer’s perspective? [closed]

Suppose the company who the developer starts at is a cooperative, team of 10-15 members. The company follows SDLC. What qualities do you think an employer seeks in a developer? You are welcome to ...
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Working with multiple clients

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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7answers
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During interviews, how do I gauge a company's respect for my position?

I'm a web developer who previously joined a software company not knowing their value and respect went to big data analysis, not their website. Sure, they needed a public-facing website, but I ...
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8answers
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I am in a rather difficult work situation. Should I stay or should I go?

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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24answers
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How many developers actually have private offices? [closed]

So I know everyone here is all about private offices, how many developers actually have them. I am sort of half skeptical. I can believe that lead developers have them, but thats normally just one ...
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5answers
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Is it bad etiquette to ask a potential employer how they score on the Joel Test?

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 ?