An organized presentation of the projects a programmer has done.

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Etiquette: Our old developer is displaying our project in his portfolio without permission [closed]

I was wondering what the situation is regarding a sub-contracted programmer using our project in his portfolio. He has dragged an 8 week build to over a year, messed us around, disappeared for 3 ...
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Interview - Create a portfolio to show my skills [closed]

I have around five years of experience in PHP development and around one year of experience with ExpressionEngine. I use PHP 5, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web technologies. I decided to create ...
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New grad; To overcome complete lack of experience, should I ditch a creative pet project in lieu of one that would demonstrate more applicable skills? [closed]

I am currently working on a project on github that I think would be a good demonstration of my initiative, creativity and enthusiasm. It is an educational game I am developing in pygame that enables ...
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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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Building Portfolio ASP.Net MVC [closed]

I have been working on building a sample application to add to my portfolio (for freelancing). I am working on building a Shopping website using ASP.Net MVC. My question is - what are the good ...
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What sources of sample work should be used in a job interview?

One of my friends has been laid off. When I talked to him, he said they didn't let him take a copy of anything he worked on. When he asked how to show what he worked on to another employer in an ...
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What can I put in my software development blog to make it a good showcase of me? [closed]

I have been itching to write a software development blog for some time now. The best advice I've received about blog writing is "Write the blog you would have want to read". Its good advice but its ...
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Should you bring up commercial projects in an interview?

I am not sure if it's a good idea or not to mention commercial software projects. Right now, I have one desktop software site selling (not enough to support myself yet) and I am not sure what is a ...
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What should I put into my online development portfolio? [duplicate]

Online portfolios are very popular with designers, but what about developers? I'm a Java web developer who also enjoys writing Javascript, and I was thinking of putting up a site with links to a ...
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What are good projects to create to show your future employers? [closed]

I'm finishing my last year of school while working full time and currently, I have a job that's completely unrelated to programming (student job to pay the bills...). I'm trying to find a job as a ...
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Backend programming portfolio

For most of my development years I have been a Java backend developer, mostly for web applications. Usually for regular jobs I have described my duties in previous ones during the interview, expanding ...
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Portfolio and NDA

So, working with NDA's prevent you from mentioning the projects in your portfolio. What is the way to deal with it? How would one showcase his experience in this scenario? For example, I've ...
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How do I demonstrate my web development experience? [closed]

Web designers generally need to have a decent portfolio of websites to demonstrate their ability. It seems web developers should have a similar portfolio, but any portfolio website a web developer ...
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What are the best things to put in my portfoilo to demonstrate my Java skills and make me more marketable?

I have studied Java for quite a while and written a lot of small SE programs. I have a good grasp on the language at this stage but unfortunately I do not work in the area of Java programming (as of ...
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How do I weigh quality of code versus quality of product when deciding whether to add my open source app to my resume?

I've made significant, well written code contributions to an open-source project. Unfortunately, the project as a whole is both unpopular, and, to put things mildly, not particularly flashy. Unlike ...
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Code Samples and Interviews?

I've seen a number of questions since I've been here where, in the answer, someone has asserted that they would never use portfolios or code samples coded outside of the interview process to judge a ...
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Portfolio Snippets [closed]

I just got out of school. And was about to make my portfolio.... but really all my code looks so simple that I wonder what are good enough code snippets to add to a portfolio ??? Or is my view of ...
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Is it reasonable to expect a new graduate to be able to roll his own blogging software?

When deciding whether to hire a new graduate, is it reasonable to expect them to have a software development portfolio, where they have produced at least something equivalent in complexity to a blog ...
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Should a contract programmer have a portfolio?

I realize that the more you go towards the spectrum of "freelance", there is a need for a portfolio (at least for web development) but I would think that a structured contracted job (like a 3 month ...
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Perception of a developer that uses a pre-packaged web implementation for their personal site? [closed]

Lets say you're a web developer/programmer and you want to set up a personal portfolio site. Unfortunately, like most people with a full time job and a family, your time is hard to come by. You make ...
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How useful is a portfolio of home projects? [closed]

I am currently a University student on a 12 month internship, before returning to University for a final year. My questions is, how useful would it be to create a portfolio of home projects that can ...
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problem in building my portfolio [closed]

i was working for a company as a php developer since last two years and worked on many websites and now the company is closed along with all of its websites and so i have to look for another company ...