A software developer is a person concerned with facets of the software development process. Their work includes researching, designing, developing, and testing software.

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Preparing for a 3 hour interview for a different kind of role [on hold]

I'm currently working as a Haxe game developer and I've been there for 2.5 years. The current manager and I don't get along too well so I'd like to move on. I'd also like to get out of the gaming ...
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Train domain specialists in programming, or train developers in the domain? [on hold]

As software developers, we are often told that our job is not to write code, but rather, it is solving problems in a given domain, with code as our tool of choice. This strikes me as the cause of a ...
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Appropriate developer permissions on a dev server?

Should a senior developer be able to have admin permissions (even if it's on a temporary lease basis) to a development server? I have two specific examples in mind. I'm the dev lead for Java ...
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How to quantify the work perfomed by a developer/programmer? [duplicate]

I know the best four naive ways of achieving this. Commit count: In the code repository count the number of commits done by a user. However this is just what the name says, counting the commits. It ...
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Binding software to one PC [closed]

I have generated a .exe of a Python script. I wish to give this software as a demo version to few of clients. For the same I want to bind the software to a particular PC. i.e. If I install the ...
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Where should my team start with becoming “modern”? [closed]

I'm a relatively new developer, fresh from college. While in college and during subsequent job-seeking, I realized that there were a lot of "modern" software development methodologies that my ...
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A fitting title other than Full Stack Developer [closed]

In my career as a web developer I handle many, if not all areas of the development life cycle for my company. I code in PHP and JavaScript. I can build nice front end UI's. I use frameworks, task ...
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Should my application's README be for developers or users

My application is meant to be used by regular everyday users, but may also me modified freely by developers. These two audiences (users and developers) require different information. Should my README ...
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What to tell a manager who tells your estimates are too much for a genuine task [duplicate]

My manager keeps complaining that the estimates we have come up with are too much for the customer— every time he asks us to think like a customer and see whether the estimate is valid, but my point ...
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Software teams and surrounding support teams [closed]

Help me understand the need for managers, product managers, program managers, design architects, engineering directors, and all other auxiliary job titles that surround software development but don't ...
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How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community? [closed]

I'm currently working within a large corporation that has a department specifically for open source development. The idea being, someone comes to us with a project, and we develop solutions based on ...
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Am really a developer or just a good googler? [duplicate]

one thing which is hurting me from inside from long time that am developer or just #1 googler ? , so today i thought i should ask and should know people opinions that what people think. i have done ...
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Why do code-bases in n-tier development have an equal amount of, if not more, JavaScript code now?

I've been doing web programming for a long time now, and somewhere, I lost track of why we are doing what we are doing today (or how did we come to do things this way)? I started out with basic ASP ...
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As back-end developers, should we learn software testing? [closed]

As a junior developer, I'm working in a company that develops software for the airline industry. We have a test team, so I don't have any motivation to learn testing software. My friend is working for ...
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Question about requirements [duplicate]

I know that functional requirements are requirements that tell the system what to do while non-functional requirements are about quality and constraints. For below requirements, which of these will ...
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How to convey that a project is too ambitious? [duplicate]

I started my first job as a software developer while still a senior in college. It was at a small IT and computer repair shop, and I am the first and only programmer to work there. Now two months ...
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How a VB6 programmer can update his skills and get qualified for the current job opportunities in the USA? [closed]

I'm going to the U.S.A. and was wondering how I can get a job there. I've been a developer for 3 years. Well, I've been working on big projects like the core banking system of one of the biggest banks ...
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Is it customary for software companies to forbid code authors from taking credit for their work? do code authors have a say?

The company I work for has decided that the source code for a set of tools they make available to customers is also going to be made available to those customers. Since I am the author of that source ...
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Advice for beginner programmer [closed]

I am beginner in software development. I noticed when I try to learn one technology let's say .NET I lose my grip over other for example Java. I thought it would be better to concentrate on one ...
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Do hiring managers have a hard time accepting developers who have a “business look alike” personal app but are NOT entrepreneurs? [closed]

Directly post graduation from University, I decided to build my own web app (Ease My Day) while waiting to get a job as a software Engineer. The reasons to build this app: Gain solid hands on ...
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What does backup procedures and troubleshooting guidelines mean for a system

I am writing the documentation for a piece of software which I have made but I don't understand what it means in some aspects. It asks me to write about backup procedures but what exactly does this ...
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What language do companies like NASA use to create their applications? [duplicate]

So obviously NASA need programmers to develop applications for them, be it VOIP applications, applications for control of machines and AI, etc. But in what language do they actually use for this? ...
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Programmer-to-Programmer, what would you ask? [closed]

I can't discuss specifics but let me begin by inserting you into a fictitious scenario that closely mimics the one I'm in. You have just been brought in as a engineering consultant to help finish an ...
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Building an executable [closed]

I am an Electronics engineer so forgive my newbieity. Ok I want to build an exe file for multiple steps to be done on a windows when someone press on that file. the steps are: Install a media ...
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Is rapid prototyping incompatible with software requirements specification?

From what I've learned last term on SWE courses, a big part of it is writing documents, so it seems that a software requirements specification (SRS) should earn points for my end-of-course project. ...
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How can a single person use agile method? for software application [duplicate]

I am looking to do a personal project on a web application. on my methods section I'm finding it difficult to choose just one Agile Method so here is the list I am trying to combine those or just a ...
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Programming languages and variety [closed]

So the issue I have as an undergraduate Software Engineering student, is the topic on which languages must one carry under their belt for future markets. I've been having this debate with teachers and ...
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Should a developer close a ticket in bug tracking tool?

Should a developer close a ticket in a bug tracking tool? Or should only the scrum master or testers should do it? What are the best practices?
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In reality, a developer also administers DBMS and system? [closed]

I really don't know where else to ask. So here it goes. I'm working at a very tiny company that makes ERP software and websites. 1 developer with + 10 years experience. 2 developers with + 3years ...
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Should a persisted and 'finished' by state transaction be editable to any user

This question has been bugging me for a while. I came from a background where I taught that when a transaction reached some state (FINISHED, PRINTED, etc) it should no longer be opened for ...
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How should we handle extra cosmetic features in Scrum sprints?

I was reading the Scrum documents and it says that the tasks in Sprint should be "potentially shippable". I am confused by what this means. Suppose in Sprint 1 the goal was, "user registration form". ...
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Migration from a complex C++ application to C# a — good idea?

We currently have a complex VC++ software application, which uses a library like ObjectARX to build the dll. I feel there are many features in C# like Collections, Generics, and other libraries which ...
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Recommended Abstraction to transfer data over a nework than byte[] array?

I was curious, why do we prefer byte[] array to transfer data over the network and not anything else? Or if I am missing anything, what are the other ways to transfer the data over a network.
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Do Tech Firms use a lot of Algorithmic Practices that we studied in college? [closed]

I am yet to start my career, I have a profound interest in algorithm design. I somehow fail to understand that, how would a tech firm use the algorithmic paradigm? I mean in real life projects do we ...
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Synchronization in the given Code

I had an interview few weeks back, and I was asked to write a code with Setters and Getters. I had written the following code; // Just an example Class ABC{ private int num; public void ...
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Share Mulitple Classes as one dll or a lib with Mulitple Projects

Currently I have some shared class files(.cpp and .h) which I include them in around 20 Projects. Currently I have to include them in all of the projects. So if I get some business requirments and I ...
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Secure an Application/Software by expiration with Date?

I have been working on some software application and I update them every 6 months. Currently, the way I track the date is by extracting the date from the system when the user installs the application, ...
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Solutions for floating point rounding errors

In building an application that deals with a lot of mathematical calculations, I have encountered the problem that certain numbers cause rounding errors. While I understand that floating point is not ...
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How to handle deleting record with associated records?

this is not a technical question but rather about the right logic on handling delete with foreign key constraint. First of all, Im very new to programming and a dummy about software engineering. Im ...
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Working in a company that does not comment their code at all? [duplicate]

I work for a small software development house (10~ developers, a few product managers and a few support staff) that sells various products and services to organisations internationally through ...
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Impact of ending contract with know-ins-and-outs lead developer of a project [duplicate]

I have a long time running project. Its been running for about 6 months. The project is very big. The lead developer/team leader designed the project and the whole project is in his brain. He knows ...
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Software Design and architecture from Scratch [duplicate]

I know a lot about programming syntactically. What I am unsure is about how should I go to build a software from scratch. How should be the objects be designed and how should they interact with each ...
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Is the following diagrams correct for RAD and Agile methodologies?

I do not know if this would be the right stack exchange site to ask this question but I have been researching on RAD (Rapid Application Development) and Agile methodologies and was trying to find ...
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Which iOS developer account should I sign up for [closed]

I am currently working on an app for a local hospital. The hospital wants a rough version of my app to test on their employees before committing to full application development. I am currently ...
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Web developer to software engineer [closed]

I'm currently a web developer building web apps in PHP and Javascript. I really enjoy the programming aspect more so than the front end design side of things. I would to like to start to focus my ...
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How to prevent my executable being treated from AV like bad or virus?

I'm creating a piece of software, that will run on windows and will act like launcher for the game, to serve as an auto-updater and file verifier in client siede PC. One thing I don't understand, why ...
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Should developers be worried about automation that make them redundant eventually? [closed]

Should developers be worried about possible automation happening in their projects that might make them redundant ? I never particularly worried about this myself but I have seen many developers ...
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How to get better at debugging? [duplicate]

How can one become better at debugging in general? I do not mean specific tools or tactics that apply to a certain programming language or stack, but simply how to make your mind better at it, ...
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Computer science jobs that don't let you develop software outside of that job? [closed]

I'm 15, and I was talking to my friends about what we wanted our future careers to be. I told them that I would like to have a job in the computer science industry (more specifically software ...
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Asking potential developers to draw UML diagrams during the interview [closed]

Our interview process currently consists of several coding questions, technical questions and experiences at their current and previous jobs. Coding questions are typically a single method that does ...