A junior programmer is also known as an entry level or intern programmer.

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How to Gauge Junior Developer Knowledge

I've started mentoring a junior developer. I've read the community wiki on how to mentor and have been following many of the suggestions in there. The developer has a couple years experience, mostly ...
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How much important understanding how a web framework works under the hood?

I'm using Symfony2 PHP framework to build a product. I got most of the features working and a satisfied client. Now I have to maintain this project. So I was wondering, is understanding how the ...
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Dealing with estimates as a junior programmer

I have been working for a couple of months now in a company that estimates (for the general population, not juniors specifically) tasks and then we are given the task, solve it, it goes through two ...
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Recommendations for teaching junior programmers good coding style

I am a big fan of good coding style, producing clean, clear code that runs well and is easy to use and integrate into larger systems. I believe that we programmers are essentially craftspeople who ...
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Should a new programmer focus on a single technology until he's proficient at it? [closed]

Ok, I've been teaching a buddy how to program for a while now. He's a very fast learner, and he's quite good at programming so far. However, he has one "issue" I keep trying to correct. He jumps in ...
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If everyone thinks that PHP sucks, why no one tries fixing it? [closed]

I'm a junior web developer in the first steps of my professional career. I'm starting off by maintaining projects written in PHP. Wherever I looked, I see people saying that PHP is a bad language and ...
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Is the phrase “never reinvent the wheel” suitable for students?

I find myself constantly running into this expression "don't reinvent the wheel" or "never reinvent the wheel" when I ask some questions on SO. They tell you to use some frameworks or existing ...
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Where can I find simple, but well-written programs to learn from?

I've tried a few times to look at the source code for various things from github or other sites, in javascript, C#, PHP, etc. I'm never able to understand the programs as a whole though. I can sort of ...
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Jumping from 16-bit console to protected-mode game programming.

I am a just a little script kiddy, but I want to make the jump from just doing standrard console games in C++ to full graphic video games. I am just wondering if there are any good Directx 11 ...
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I can't really create anything, what can I do about it? [closed]

I'm a C# programmer, and I don't really think I can create a software, for example: if I have a task to take a WAV and play it, I'll just use the .NET SoundPlayer class. if I need to present a picture ...
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Current best practice/methods to code a VB.NET DAL in SQL Server

What are the current best practice/methods to code a VB.NET DAL in SQL Server? I have been trying to search but can't seem to find the right words to look for.
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As a Junior Software Engineer should I say that something has been done wrong if I feel so?

I recently joined a company and it is my first job. When reading the code base, I felt that the code was not well written. It seemed to me that the code had most of the problems mentioned here and ...
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How to teach basic principles to programmers

In order to get experience as a team lead, I was recently given the task of supervising a programmer. What I found out is that he is having a problem in writing a simple if condition. He has issues ...
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It usually takes me a very long time to learn new a programming concept. Am I suitable to be a programmer? [closed]

I admit that I haven't seen how fast other people people learn. But I in my case, it usually takes me a long time to understand few lines of a new programming concept. For instance, I've been ...
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As a programmer, what am I supposed to know like the back of my hand? [closed]

I am talking of stuff related to programming only and not system or network administration. I am about to finish college and get a programming job, so I am interested to know about this. Although ...
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How does a fresher with a clean slate turn into a good programmer? [closed]

As a graduate fresh out of college with a clean slate, how can one go about being a good programmer who writes good maintainable code? How does one learn good coding practices and apply them? Can one ...
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What's the best place for a high school programmer to get his work noticed? [closed]

I'm a 16 year old high school student, with a passion for computer programming. I'm in grade 11, and I've been learning it as part of the school syllabus for about 8 months. I've gone beyond what's ...
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What type of applications Silverlight is designed for?

I have 3 years experience in ASP.NET with C# and now I am learning Silverlight with Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# book. As I have completed my first 4 chapters, I am getting the feeling that ...
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Is hiring a junior developer as a technical trainer a good idea?

So my friend's boss brought in four junior candidates with some work experience, she is one of them. Her manager wants them to be experts on the subject matter of tomcat in a matter of two months in ...
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Will taking up a job in the enterpise s/w domain reduce my chances of later shifting to consumer software? [closed]

I have been offered a job from campus in the Enterprise s/w domain. I'm at loggerheads with myself deciding if I should take up the job, since I'm generally interested in consumer s/w esp in companies ...
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Why is Python recommended as an entry level programming language?

I've read here on P.SE more questions in which beginner programmers are advised to pick Python as their first programming language. Don't get me wrong, I like Python. I like it a lot! But its ...
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How to become a more organized programmer? [closed]

I am a programmer that can code. But I find that I can get thing done, but not get thing do well or like most of the open source communities do. Well, I use some of the library from git hub. I find ...
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Differences between programming in school vs programming in industry? [closed]

A lot of students when they graduate and get their first job, feel like they don't really know how to program even though they may have been good programmers in college. What are some of the ...
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Who should train new programmers? Junior or senior programmers?

On my team, we often require the most senior programmers to train/mentor the brand new junior programmers. However, these same senior programmers are the ones who are doing the bulk of the real, ...
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how much do I really need to know to become Jr Developer? [duplicate]

I believe I have a very good understanding of programming logic fundamentals (passing around variables, nested conditional statements, etc). I am currently going through a book on ASP.NET and am ...
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career development strategy for complementing 0+ years of OO PHP [closed]

I started programming in PHP sometime before last Christmas. Before that, I had done some development with Access/VBA (1-2 years). I have a BA in Art History and a masters in Music Composition. I've ...
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Team of 1: Do I need Project Management & Versioning Software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Version control for independent developers? I work as a Junior Programmer in a team of 1. I am looking for suggestions of what open source/free Project Management(I cant ...
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What should I expect from a technical evaluation for C++? [closed]

I have been asked to go for a technical test/evaluation for a job as a junior developer, mainly using C++. This is my first test/evaluation, and it is 2 hours long. My C++ is a bit rusty as I have ...
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Hit the Upper Limit for Cross Platform API Capabilities

I am a junior programmer who works as an intern(8 mths into the internship) in a team of 1(myself only) creating mobile phone apps & websites. I have created an App that works exactly how it ...
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It's my first week of work, I've got the code checked out and am told to look around it until I have an assignment next week. What do I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you dive into large code bases? I've been in this situation before and I kind of just poke around the code while really surfing the internet. I care about this ...
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Can a fresher from a college write design patterns under “area of interests ” in resume?

I have keen interest in design patterns. I have been reading a lot about them. Specially, from HEAD FIRST. Can I write about design patterns in my resume? I am a fresher. Going to sit in on-campus ...
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Is it possible to get entry-level jobs and internships without devoting all your time to programming? [closed]

I'm majoring in computer science in college, and I'm currently in summer program for a business minor. With the schedule and all the outside group projects and studying its impossible for me to really ...
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What can a senior programmer do that a junior can't? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should you call yourself a senior developer? I often see offers for senior programmers and the rule of thumb seems to be that you need to have worked three years to ...
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What is the typical workday in the life of a junior programmer? [closed]

I am a college student majoring in CS and I have yet to take an internship. I am wondering what the normal workday for a junior programmer is like. What is the normal daily work load like? Are there ...
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How to report on a bug to the boss

I am a programming intern who has worked for a company for 6 mnths now (this is my 1st programming job so I have 6 mnths experience). I am a 1 man team right now & I am creating a mobile ...
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Should senior programmers be required to take on and mentor a junior developer? [closed]

In a shop that is intended to be tight-knit and supportive, should it be part of the culture that senior developers are paired with junior developers as mentors? Or should this mentoring be something ...
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Sr. Dev made a database I disagree with. Advice sought

I need to run to work soon, so this will be brief. I've only been with the company for a couple weeks. It is a good company, this is a contractor who just happens to be twice my age. I am new to ...
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Task management - how important it is for a entry level developer targeting PM role in the future?

I hold masters in CS and now I'm mobile apps developer (entry level), I always start to plan things when starting or doing any project both at work and projects I do at home (for passion) - as I can ...
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What does a Technology Analyst do at a banking company?

I just graduated from college and I got a job as a Technology Analyst in a banking company. I was told that I would be working on .Net or Java. What kind of work will I be doing? What is the need of a ...
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How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?

Recently, I started my first job as a junior developer and I have a more senior developer in charge of mentoring me in this small company. However, there are several times when he would give me advice ...
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What to do when you have exhausted all avenues to fix a bug

I am a Junior Programmer(4 months career experience so far) working on a Cross Platform Mobile Application (1 person team - so its just myself). I have a bug in this program/app which is pretty large ...
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How to mentor junior programmer who may not be a good fit for programming? [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a precarious position. I'm working remotely for a client that has recently brought in a junior developer straight out of college into the project. He works physically at their office. ...
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Why aren't young programmers interested in mainframes?

A key issue with mainframes is that the cohort of supporting programmers is dwindling. While normally this wouldn't be a problem in that a falling supply of programmers would be offset by an ...
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How to improve programming skills as a Junior without Senior [duplicate]

At the moment I'm 23 and working as a junior programmer at a software service provider. While I'm really happy with my job and my colleagues, I sometimes would love to have someone who could tell me ...
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What should I expect from my first programming job? [closed]

I just got hired for my first programming job! I am 25 and have been using Java academically for 6 years. Now that I have been hired I am nervous that my skills will not be what the employer expects. ...
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Is not being paid for training normal?

I'm a recent college graduate, and I recently had a interview with a company for an entry-level programming job. The company told me that they require two months of unpaid training for all entry level ...
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Are long hours and no benefits the norm for a junior programmer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Asked to put in extra hours I am currently in the final 6 months or less of a project scheduled to be a year long. Currently I am facing really tight deadlines for our ...
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How big is the gap between what you learn in CS curriculums and what you need in real life projects?

I'm in my last year in a 4 year CS curriculum and I would very much like to contribute to a FOSS project. Unfortunately, I feel that there is no way I can do useful coding, whether it is bug fixing or ...
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What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?

I had a discussion with one of my teachers the other day. We debated the impact that simpler scripting languages (like Python or Ruby) have on junior programmers. He argued that scripting ...
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Helping junior programmers get past their shortcomings? [closed]

What are your common gripes about junior developers that join your team or whom you have to work with? Obviously they are inexperienced so you can't expect them to know everything, but what skills are ...