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What is the norm for introducing new hires to a code base? [duplicate]

After college I worked at one company for 6 months, and I've just now joined another one, bringing the grand total in my career so far to two. So the first company had a few hundred thousand lines of ...
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How should I introduce a new programmer to a complex project? [closed]

We have a pretty complex project with 100 or so classes, multiple custom elements, etc. We have a new senior programmer who will work on this project. How should we approach the task of introducing ...
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Just being hired as a senior developer, never even been a junior developer, what should I expect? [closed]

I've been a freelancer and a coder by night for a while, and recently, I've been hired after several levels of interviews in a nice NY company, even though I've some lacks in specific fields. Is this ...
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How many days is it normal for a new hire programmer to take to get up to speed? [duplicate]

I have just landed a role as a C#/Asp.Net developer at a large software house. I have previously worked at a much smaller software house for about two years but it was a varied/mixed role there, and ...
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1answer
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How much poor quality code should a junior put up with? [duplicate]

I am a junior developer who has been working at a new job for a few weeks. I am working with a large framework for scientific desktop software, adding pieces of functionality. While there are general ...
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Is it common to spend your first few weeks at a new job trying to fix your designated workstation? [duplicate]

I recently graduated from college and landed my first development job employed as a Junior Java Developer to develop a web application with Java, JBoss, Struts/Spring. I love coding and feel happiest ...
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The way to describe the scale of software in the CV [closed]

I'm writing my CV, and having trouble explaining about the software for enterprise I developed in my previous job. Now I'm thinking of writing following 4 things for each software. Abstract ...
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What should I look for when job-hunting to find a strong OOD focus? [closed]

I'm currently seeking a job. I've got a good CV, but little industry experience, and so my difficulty is that I'm not entirely certain what I'm looking for. What I've done is a good BSc in Computer ...
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Study a project to be able to maintain it in future [closed]

I've joined as a fresher (trainee) a software company developing for Windows Store. I don't know much about C#. My company has started Windows Store development recently. They didn't do .Net ...
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Can I ask the job interviewer to show me their code before joining the company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Asking for a code sample of the company at an interview Last year I changed jobs twice.. In the interviews with the companies, everything was so ideal and perfect. ...
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Does a programmer really need college? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Becoming a professional programmer, without going to college? I am currently a junior in college, however I have had multiple jobs programming since high school. ...
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Software developer interview questions: is speed everything? [closed]

Maybe I'm just less smart than other people but for once I'd like to say that all the puzzles, riddles, code questions and code-on-paper exercises seem just a bit hard to me. I've always thought of ...
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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.? [closed]

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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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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How important is it for a programmer to have an online presence? [closed]

I've noticed more and more mentions (both in posts here and in actual job descriptions) of programmers' "portfolios" - typically their public profiles on sites such as this, GitHub, etc. How ...
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Entry level software developer technical interview… I need preparation advice [closed]

I'm pretty fresh out of college. So I don't have a lot of experience with job interviews. I'm interviewing for an entry level software developer job. I've already made it past the first phone screen ...
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What type of interview questions should you ask for “legacy” programmers? [closed]

We have recently been receiving lots of applicants for our open developer positions from people who I like to refer to as "legacy" programmers. I don't like the term "old" because it seems a little ...
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Who usually does the use case analysis in the team? [closed]

I've just started my first IT job in a team with two developers (junior and senior), a project leader and an architect. My role is not yet completely defined and I said I'd be ok with both programming ...
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Can I apply for “Software Engineer” jobs without being an engineer? [closed]

I am from a country in which the use of the word "Engineer" or "Engineering" is strictly regulated by legislation. This means that you must hold a degree in Engineering AND passed an exam to join the ...
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How should I go about learning a very large and complex application? [duplicate]

Being a young and fairly inexperienced developer recently employed by a "real" software company I'd like some opinions and pointers on how to do the following: Approaches on how to get familiar with ...
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Why is it so difficult to get a programming job? [closed]

I Have been looking for a job in the past 10 years. Since I believe the subject I know better is programming, I have been trying to find a programming job. I send my curriculum to a lot of companies, ...
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Ideas on writing a meaningful resume which is not a compilation of buzz words? [closed]

I'm am about to commence redesigning my resume all over. What I'm stuck with is where should I draw the line between writing everything down and writing too little. I don't want my resume to be a ...
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Balance between workload and helping new-hires [closed]

I've been at my first job for about 2 months and I've started to notice that there is a delicate balance between workload and helping new-hires. Since there is a lot of pressure from managmanet to fix ...
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job handover checklist [duplicate]

I have resigned my old employer to start a new job, and I need to prepare a handover [documentation to be taken by some new employee that haven't arrived yet, and would be some weeks from when I go to ...
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How to create Job Security? [closed]

I just started a new programming job and have been told that I am doing well. However, I'm worried about being laid off because of the economy and how the company is faring. Currently, I'm quietly ...
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How do I know how much to ask for in salary? [closed]

I'm heading into my first job (i.e. they're bringing me on for a full position) in Software Development and am quite nervous about how the whole salary negotiation thing goes. Glassdoor.com says that ...
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10answers
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Finding a new job when my skillset isn't matching the job ads [closed]

I am a C++ programmer and have worked on various web apps using Perl, Ruby, etc.. I have decent a knowledge of Java as well. The problem I face while applying for jobs is companies have specific ...
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4answers
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Deciphering foreign code [duplicate]

What is the best strategy to go about understanding some one else's code for a medium sized project, if the code is not well documented and does not adhere to many coding standards?
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Non-Solicitation clause in my offer letter - Prospective employer says this is non-negotiable. Is this a deal-breaker? [closed]

I recently received an offer from a company that I'll call ACME. In the NDA that came with the offer this clause appears: 2.Non-Solicitation. I agree that so long as I am employed by ACME and ...
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12answers
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Why do companies tell me they want me as an in-house employee, not as a contractor? [closed]

Context Money is not what is at issue here. What is at issue is independence and to make sure I will contribute by working at my field of expertise, tactfulness, and ensuring everyone's expectations ...
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1answer
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Starting a job in the financial sector, advice needed [closed]

Starting a job in the financial sector in the next couple of weeks. I have never done financial programming (EG Loans, mortgages, etc). Just to get acquainted and familiar with this kind of thing, ...
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Is it a good idea to take a dev job knowing you'll be leaving shortly? [closed]

I'm currently in a very stable, comfortable dev position where most of my growth as a developer is solo. My current team doesn't really discuss software development and not everyone is interested in ...
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How many second chances have you got in an interview? [closed]

A few days ago I had an interview for a medium company (130 people) for a developer job position, and at some point the interviewer gave me a wild bunch of question regarding TCP, Network flows and ...
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Test task : real tasks or not? [closed]

Just had a discussion with coworkers about test tasks for programmers. Is it morally appropriate to ask programmers do some helpful work for the project in their test tasks or such company just uses ...
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What hardware do newly hired programmers get at various companies? [closed]

Looking at various pictures/office tours of software companies (Facebook for instance), I see a lot of the same hardware in terms of monitors (Dell monitors). I was wondering when companies hire new ...
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Is there value in having new developers (graduates) start as testers / bug-fixers? [closed]

Hi Programmers Community. What are your thoughts on the following: Is there value in having new developers (graduates) start as testers / bug-fixers? There are two schools of thought here that I ...
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New grad with my first programming job lined up: What is the advice you wish you had at this stage? [closed]

I am a new grad with what appears to be my first job lined up (1 solid offer, another place still courting me, so not sure exactly what I will be doing yet). What advice do you wish you had when you ...
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5answers
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Proposal for a new position at work [closed]

I have an idea at work for a new Product Manager position at our office. I work with several developers, and it would be helpful to have someone working in a type of "Scrum Master" capacity, dividing ...
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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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16answers
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What job is better for a newbie, one that requires you to create a new program frequently, or something like software maintenance? [closed]

One of my friends has just completed his college degree and is ready to join the programmers' world. Today he has two offers, one with new projects every time, and another with software maintenance. ...
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14answers
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How to earn team members respect as team lead [closed]

If you were hired into a new company as a team lead (say a team of 10) one of the important things to do is to earn the respect of the members of the team. In the early days the new team lead may know ...
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How useful are IT headhunters/recruiters when looking for a new job? [closed]

Since they exist for several fields with varying degrees of usefulness, I'm curious as to the reputation of headhunters/recruiters that focus solely on IT professionals (e.g. programmers, software ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for reasons after rejected after the interview? [closed]

I thought I did okay in the interviews but apparently the interviewers didn't think so. Is it appropriate to ask for a reason after I have received the rejection email? After all I don't want to annoy ...
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12answers
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New Starter Introduction and Induction Process [closed]

First day at work for a new programmer. Assuming that the company has covered all the usual corporate stuff (benefits, paperwork, health and safety and so on), What are the things you should be ...
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4answers
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Reasons for looking to change a job - What do you give [closed]

What reasons do you usually give when you are looking for a change to your prospective employer/recruitment consultants? I need a change, which is basically this question but here, I am asking it ...
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Is mentioning my blog on my resume helpful or hurtful to a job search? [closed]

I have a blog that I use mostly to record solutions to problems I have had, that I had some trouble finding an answer to. Mostly problems where the online doc I googled provided too much info, and I ...
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Would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your CV / Resume? [closed]

If applying for a new job, would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your resume? This would show the employer you're an active member of the development community and also provide an insight ...
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When is it the right time to start applying for jobs? [closed]

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 ...