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How best to involve junior developer in designing an application from scratch? [closed]

We are a team of 3 developers (2 experienced devs and a junior). We just started a brand new project. We've designed the application, concentrated efforts on choosing the right architecture and now ...
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What is the appropriate amount of guidance and mentorship a junior programmer should receive? [closed]

I'm a junior software developer, and just got this job working with a very small group of engineers. I've been coding for a few months in this group in a professional settings - before I just coded at ...
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How to mentor a junior team member while remaining productive on your own projects?

This question is not about multitasking... there are plenty of tips around for that. This is about how to take steps to efficiently multi-project (work on two projects at a time) on a single large ...
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How can I determine the level of talent a prospective programmer has? [closed]

I have a friend who asked me whether I can be her mentor as a programmer. I had to tutor several junior programmers in the past so I have experience working with / tutoring people on different skill ...
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Communicate to a junior developer about bad style

I have a friend who's managed to pick up comma first (best case might be made here: http://ajaxian.com/archives/is-there-something-to-the-crazy-comma-first-style) but it's 100% against our org's style ...
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1answer
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What would a good work flow for a programming mentor look like? [closed]

I have read a junior mentoring topic which answered most of my doubts. However this topic gives general (though very good) advice on mentoring, while I am mainly interested in what a mentor's week ...
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Can one become good programmer by self learning or a mentor is needed? [closed]

I am a self taught programmer. I have only 1+ year of experience in development. Majority of my knowledge is gained by reading books and from little bit from the engineering degree. Currently I have ...
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What is expected of an intern iOS SDK programmer from self-taught arena? [duplicate]

edit: I'm asking for samples an intern would want to show, please don't answer soft-skills that get this marked as a dupe, it is NOT. To be more specific, what sample apps and background, is minimum ...
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How to fix quickly, dummy errors? [duplicate]

The problem is that I am not that experienced programmer and I am doing silly mistakes on coding. But the even bigger problem is that I may spend unexpectably much time to find them. Lets say I ...
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Improving without mentor

Although I consider myself not much experienced, I keep landing in jobs as the leader somehow (in the current one I am tech director of the company, in a previous one I was the R&D head). I ...
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Is it must for a junior Programmer to have a mentor? [closed]

I am a Jr. ASP.NET/C# Developer and I have been working with a Company for the past 9 months. I have been appointed to try and develop their Legacy System (built in Visual FoxPro) in ASP.NET/C#. I am ...
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How many juniors should a senior mentor?

Our shop's size increases dynamically, so we are planning to hire a few new junior developers but we would not like to overwhelm the seniors with too much mentoring and training. How many (usually ...
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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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Mentoring Millennials [closed]

I'm in the process of revamping our company's software development internship program and the area I'm most passionate on is implementing an enjoyable and effective student/intern mentoring program. ...
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How to structure a trainee program?

At my company we are thinking about starting a trainee program for software developers. We are thinking about attracting people with a CS degree, but little or no experience (or people with relevant ...
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Finding a Programming “Mentor” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find programming mentor? I've been programming for a while. I've read several books, have tried out several languages (Perl, Ruby, Python, C++, .NET, HTML, CSS, ...
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3answers
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Effective Mentoring Criteria [duplicate]

What should be the basic things that should a mentor or team lead or anyone (experienced) in the team do to groom up or mentor a newly joined developer?? -
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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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When a co-worker asks you to teach him what you know, do you share the information or keep it to yourself? [closed]

I am the only developer/DBA in a small IT department. There is another guy who can do it, but he's more of a backup as he spends his time working on IT support stuff. Anyway we have a new hire and ...
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Ruby on Rails - guide to learning milestones?

Is there a guide of some sort to important milestones while learning Ruby on Rails? I'm self-taught so I don't have a mentor to tell me these things. I've been learning Rails for 11 months, and ...
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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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10answers
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How important is having a mentor or senior developer in the beginning of your career? [closed]

I just read this question asking how to determine if a senior developer's advice is bad and I realized that I couldn't really relate to his situation since I don't have a mentor. I also realized that ...
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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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Would you consider using training/mentoring from LearnersParadise.com?

My initial question deserves some explanation. I signed up for an account at learnersparadise.com. After signing up I couldn't login so I opted to use their "send password" feature. Upon receiving my ...