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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3answers
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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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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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Where to look for a programming partner? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ?
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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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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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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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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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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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12answers
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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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9answers
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...