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

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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 ...
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Events where junior-level developer/CS student can prove himself?

I spotted a "Google Summer of Code" announcement recently, and though eager to join, I see my chances are plainly poor. I'm short on time to shape my ideas and study the source code. I just wonder - ...
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Hiring a Junior Developer, What should I ask?

We are currently hiring a junior developer to help me out, as I have more projects than I can currently manage. I have never hired anyone who wasn't a friend or at least an acquaintance. I have a ...
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What stands out on a Junior's CV [duplicate]

I am looking for advice, hopefully from people more experienced that me. I am going to start applying for junior positions for .net development in the summer. At the moment the only thing on my CV is ...
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Should I be put off a junior role that uses an online development test?

I've applied for a junior development role, or rather been found by a recruiter looking for a developer. In order to get to a telephone interview stage I've been asked to sit one of those online ...
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Getting graduates up to speed?

This question got me thinking about how comapnies deal with newly-hired graduated. Do experienced programmers expect CS graduates to write clean code (by clean I mean code easily understandable by ...
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How to help junior programmers whose first language isn't English?

I've just changed jobs and am now working with a junior programmer whose first language is Cantonese. They have a computer science degree but are working in their first programming role after many ...
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Why is it always “what language should I learn next” instead of “what project should I tackle next”?

Why do beginning programmers (like me) always ask about the next language they should learn instead of asking about the next project to tackle? Why did Eric Raymond, in the "Learn How To Program" ...
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Programmer performance [duplicate]

I am a PHP programmer with 1 year of experience. As I am just starting my career, I am learning a lot of things now. I can say I am a little bit of a perfectionist. When I am assigned a problem I ...
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Woes of a Junior Developer - is it possible to not be cut out for programming? [duplicate]

(Let me start off by asking - please be gentle, I know this is subjective, but it's meant to incite discussion and provide information for others. If needed it can be converted to community wiki.) I ...
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Do I need a degree in Computer Science to get a junior Programming job? [closed]

Do I need to go to Uni to get a job as a Junior C# coder? I'm 26 and have been working in Games (Production) for 6 years and I am thinking of a change, I've had exposure to VB6, VBA, HTML, CSS, PHP, ...
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What are the skills you look for when hiring a fresher/newbie for developement? [closed]

I really want to ask this questions to my fellow developers here in Programmers.SE because i am hiring freshers for my company.. Even though i know some basic questions that can be asked to a fresher ...
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What to do when you're faced with a problem that you can't solve quickly?

I'm a beginner learning Java and after reading the docs I'm trying to solve some of the problems at codingbat.com. Some I managed to solve pretty quickly in a matter of seconds but some not quite. The ...
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Are code reviews necessary for junior developers?

I've worked at two companies, who each had a different methodology when it came to code reviews: In the first company, a code review was conducted by the team leaders and was required after the ...
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When is it the right time to start applying for jobs?

I am a graduate student in CIS, had BS in EE. I will be graduating next spring. This means I still have one more semester before I graduate. I really don't want to start looking for jobs after I ...
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Why do new programmers seem to ignore compiler error messages/runtime exception messages? [closed]

I think we’ve all seen this. Beginners ask questions on Stack Overflow that follow the basic outline... I’m trying to do (very vague description of the goal) but it doesn’t work/I get an ...
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How can I find a good open source project to join? [closed]

I just started working a year ago, and I want to join an open source project for the same reasons as anyone else: help create something useful and develop my skills further. My problem is, I don't ...