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Junior software developer - How to understand web applications in depth? [duplicate]

I am currently a junior developer in web applications and specifically in ASP.NET MVC technology. My problem is that the C# senior developer in the company has no experience with this technology and I ...
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What is expected of me as a recent graduate? [closed]

I just recently graduated and now work as an entry level software developer. I've been there for 2 weeks. Is it normal for me to feel like I'm the stupidest person in the room? I feel like the interns ...
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Does using new techniques hurt productivity? [closed]

It seems that as experience with the specific set of tools you have to work with grows, the incentive to try out new things weakens. When I was new at this programming job, trying out new things, ...
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Exercises for starting programmer [duplicate]

I'm learning how to program with a book on Objective-c. I know, that's not great start, but anyway. What I want to find is exercises which gradually increase in difficulty from starting ones like ...
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Is learning technology by reading books obsolete? [duplicate]

I am confused if one should read books thoroughly (sometimes they are very bulky and if they contain many aspects of the technology they can be 1500 odd pages or even more). I have also read some ...
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Is that possible to learn Python by building meaningful applications and skip reading heavy books? [duplicate]

I'm planning to learn Python. I know html, javascript, vb .net, ado .net, ms sql, and a little c#. So I have a good working knowledge of programming and capable to write various desktop and web ...
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How difficult is Python and Django to pick up for a Java/.NET web developer? [closed]

I just started a new job a couple months ago at a small company where I am currently leading all development efforts present and future. I personally have years of experience in software design and ...
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What is your go-to application when you start learning a new language? [closed]

What "application" do you write to understand a programming language? I have used a calculator (regular + equation solver). But I think it's too easy. I am planning to learn Haskell and was curious, ...
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“Half of everything you know will be obsolete in 18-24 months” = ( True, or False? ) [closed]

Just ran across this, and wondering if anyone has a way to prove or disprove this statement: Something to keep in mind ... what's the half-life of knowledge in high tech? It tracks with ...
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Reaching Intermediate Programming Status [closed]

I am a software engineer that's had positions programming in VBA (though I dare not consider that 'real' experience, as it was trial and error!), Perl w/ CGI, C#, and ASP.NET. The latter two are ...