Questions tagged [junior-programmer]

A junior programmer is also known as an entry level or intern programmer.

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How to effectively work with teammates whose fixes to bugs cause more bugs? [closed]

Everyone creates bugs, including me and my teammates. When bugs are pointed out to them, they're friendly and try to fix the bug. But their fix is 'wrong' and just creates a more subtle bug. Usually ...
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An older, experienced contractor used an SQLite DB for various queues - am I, a young dev, justified with feeling uncomfortable with it? [closed]

Context: I'm an embedded dev with only 2 years of solid experience. I'm the sole technical employee of a startup of 4 people. We have an MVP of our product out and are getting ready to develop the ...
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How To Get A Junior Developer To Stop Bikeshedding [closed]

I'm having an issue with a junior developer bikeshedding PRs. They are the primary approver for one repository. Things that should be up for an hour or minutes on PR spend days sometimes with back-and-...
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Why are there so many frameworks for web development? [closed]

I am currently a Junior back-end developer, I write Java and Scala and I love it. I really want to get into web development, but it seems like every time I look up some guide, it is really just a ...
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How to lead a team full of junior developers? [closed]

Currently I'm leading a team of 4 developers, all of them started their careers 5-6 months ago. I can consider ourselves lucky, as we've been assigned to a greenfield project, it's completely up to us ...
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Peer review of unit test

What is a good strategy for Q/A Engineers peer reviewing Unit tests as part of the software development life cycle? I think that there are, indeed, things that I should check regarding the unit test ...
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As a junior developer, how can I broach critism of not-yet used chosen tools [closed]

So I started a month ago at relatively small company (12 people in the building) as a junior developer without professional experience apart from my own (7 years) and no degree. We're building a JEE ...
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Should I directly use pre-built codes on Github? [closed]

I need to know if is it correct to use pre-built codes on Github, or try to build it my self, while even I tried to build it I think it won't be as proffissional as that one on Github... the point is ...
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How to planning tasks with junior developers? [closed]

As I am only senior developer in team, Others are juniors who not strong to write clean code and architect. Problem is the during sprint planning, It took very hard time for me to lead technical ...
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How to make the most out of a beginner-level development team?

I now find myself in a scenario, mentoring no more than 8 beginner-level developers and tasked with the development of a reasonably complex SPA website. It is to be developed using React (which the ...
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How could an fresher start doing changes in thousand lines code immediately after joining? [duplicate]

Well I am newly graduated and placed in a small scale project based company. When I joined , the boss (project head) gave me project code for understanding what work I will be doing hence forth. I ...
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Is it considered bad software engineering practice to always use "public" methods? [duplicate]

I've always used public methods and recently been advised by one of my friends to always avoid defining methods as public, as far as possible, though I have worked in any commercial company I have ...
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How to encourage junior developers to participate in code review?

I'm currently working as a senior dev with 3 juniors below me and have introduced a code review process to help manage the quality of code going into production. I feel its very beneficial for all of ...
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Functional testing of incomplete features

I've had several tasks where I'm to do functional testing (and to be writing automated test scripts) on features that are not actually complete. For example, CRUD testing on a project to make sure ...
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C++ Basic Rotation Question

I've got a problem and I haven't yet found an explained solution to get it drilled into my head: I want my object to make a basic rotation TOWARDS the mouse cursor, not the lock-on. I know it must be ...
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How to avoid god controller classes and keep single responsibility principle?

The task is to make a migrator from Old DB to New DB using OOP Single Responsibility Principle. My problem is how can I make this without making the controller a God Class or breaking the single ...
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Advice for volunteer developers learning large codebases [closed]

Working in an open source project has the result that sometimes developers with no experience in the codebase attempt to "learn the code" on their own. There is a reccurring trap I've seen, ...
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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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Cannot explain to the customer that he is taking the project wrong way

Being a junior developer in need of some money for new hardware, I have stumbled upon many of the freelancing websites, and really soon, I have gotten my first customer. Complete Project Management, ...
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Project is nearly done, but procedural spaghetti code. Do I rewrite or just keep trying to ship it? [closed]

I'm a beginner web developer (one year of experience). A couple of weeks after graduating, I got offered a job to build a web application for a company whose owner is not much of a tech guy. He ...
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Is it good to review programs with seniors and boss even if it is working fine?

In my company, before delivery of any project, my boss asks my seniors to review programs written by me or other team members or sometimes boss also sits with us for review. I think it is a good way ...
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Junior developers in a remote working environment [closed]

Our company is looking to introduce remote working as an option for its developers. This book (Remote: Office not required) has been offering some valuable guidance. However one issue that is not ...
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How to overcome programming by coincidence? [closed]

In the book The Pragmatic Programmer, the writers mention the programming by coincidence concept. It explains what it is, why it is caused, what are the dangers you may encounter and it compares with ...
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How can I salvage my internship? [closed]

I'm currently working as an intern at a very large, non-software development company. The position I applied for wasn't specifically a development position, but the team that hired me wanted a CS ...
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What to do when you are faced with programming task that you have never done?

I started my career as a .NET developer 3 months ago and after a long training plan on diverse technologies, patterns and concepts the developers who were supervising me have decided that I am ready ...
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How to train junior programmers for today's (complicated) web environment?

Currently our company develops applications consisting, most of the time, in Ruby on Rails web servers and a bunch of different REST clients, from kiosk systems in Java to embedded devices in C/C++ (...
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Re-gaining confidence of senior programmer [closed]

My boss found out I'm not as smart as he thought. An example from my experience: I'm a junior programmer, and I work in a team of two, my boss (senior programmer) and myself. I was tasked with ...
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What should junior developer expect from their senior team lead [closed]

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer. I work for a small company, in which few people are developers, others are QA/Test and 1 is ...
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Best/ most efficient way to learn a programming language as a beginner [closed]

I am a student and have obtained a one year placement at a business that develops an e-commerce system using C#, HTML, WPF, javascript, ASP and more. Although I do have a little bit of knowledge, I ...
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Passing variables from PHP to C++

I need to call a program from PHP and pass some vars and/or sets of key-value pairs to it. How do I pass these vars, through arguments to the called function? exec("/path/to/program flag1 flag2 [key1=...
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What are the options for setting up a UNIX environment to learn C using Kernighan and Richie's The C Programming Language?

I'm a novice programmer and have been experimenting with Javascript, jQuery and PHP but felt I wasn't getting a real depth of understanding of what I was doing. So, after reading Joel Spolsky's ...
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Five new junior developers and lots of complex tasks. What's now?

Our company has hired five new junior developers to help me to developer our product. Unfortunately the new features and incoming bug fixes usually require deeper knowledge than a recently graduated ...
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Teaching myself, as a physicist, to become a better programmer [closed]

I've always liked physics, and I've always liked coding, so when I got the offer for a PhD position doing numerical physics (details are not relevant, it's mostly parallel programming for a cluster) ...
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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 to inspire an intern with programming? [closed]

The situation is this - we took an intern for a summer with a mind that if he will catch up during summer, we will keep him as a part time junior developer. We took him after his first year in ...
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Good resources for learning about recursion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources for improving your comprehension of recursion? I am a programmer with 2 years experience, and sometimes think I could solve a specific problem with recursion, but in ...
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What do you need to do when mentoring a new graduate? [closed]

Well I have been THE junior developer in a small team for several years. Now, there is a new fresh graduate so I have become the not-so-junior-developer and have been asked to mentor him. But I have ...
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How many juniors should a senior mentor? [closed]

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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Dealing with estimates as a junior programmer

I have been working for a couple of months now in a company that estimates (for the general population, not juniors specifically) tasks and then we are given the task, solve it, it goes through two ...
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Recommendations for teaching junior programmers good coding style [duplicate]

I am a big fan of good coding style, producing clean, clear code that runs well and is easy to use and integrate into larger systems. I believe that we programmers are essentially craftspeople who ...
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Should a new programmer focus on a single technology until he's proficient at it? [closed]

Ok, I've been teaching a buddy how to program for a while now. He's a very fast learner, and he's quite good at programming so far. However, he has one "issue" I keep trying to correct. He jumps in ...
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Is the phrase "never reinvent the wheel" suitable for students?

I find myself constantly running into this expression "don't reinvent the wheel" or "never reinvent the wheel" when I ask some questions on SO. They tell you to use some frameworks or existing ...
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Current best practice/methods to code a VB.NET DAL in SQL Server

What are the current best practice/methods to code a VB.NET DAL in SQL Server? I have been trying to search but can't seem to find the right words to look for.
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As a Junior Software Engineer should I say that something has been done wrong if I feel so? [duplicate]

I recently joined a company and it is my first job. When reading the code base, I felt that the code was not well written. It seemed to me that the code had most of the problems mentioned here and ...
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How to teach basic principles to programmers [closed]

In order to get experience as a team lead, I was recently given the task of supervising a programmer. What I found out is that he is having a problem in writing a simple if condition. He has issues ...
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As a programmer, what am I supposed to know like the back of my hand? [closed]

I am talking of stuff related to programming only and not system or network administration. I am about to finish college and get a programming job, so I am interested to know about this. Although ...
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What's the best place for a high school programmer to get his work noticed? [closed]

I'm a 16 year old high school student, with a passion for computer programming. I'm in grade 11, and I've been learning it as part of the school syllabus for about 8 months. I've gone beyond what's ...
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What type of applications Silverlight is designed for? [closed]

I have 3 years experience in ASP.NET with C# and now I am learning Silverlight with Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# book. As I have completed my first 4 chapters, I am getting the feeling that ...
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Is hiring a junior developer as a technical trainer a good idea?

So my friend's boss brought in four junior candidates with some work experience, she is one of them. Her manager wants them to be experts on the subject matter of tomcat in a matter of two months in ...
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Will taking up a job in the enterpise s/w domain reduce my chances of later shifting to consumer software? [closed]

I have been offered a job from campus in the Enterprise s/w domain. I'm at loggerheads with myself deciding if I should take up the job, since I'm generally interested in consumer s/w esp in companies ...
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