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Am I too 'clever' to be readable by Jr. devs? Too much functional programming in my JS? [closed]

I'm a Sr. front-end dev, coding in Babel ES6. Part of our app makes an API call, and based on the data model we get back from the API call, certain forms need to be filled out. Those forms are ...
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How should a senior programmer monitor another senior programmer?

I'm working with a new senior programmer who has almost the same amount of experience as me. He his own project to work on -- but I have to make sure he does not mess things up. Now, how can I ...
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Developer thinks they do not have to follow standard development process [duplicate]

How do you deal with a senior developer who does not think that the company standard way of developing software applies to them ? For instance: Will ask other developers to do work by email, rather ...
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What can a technically proficient senior software developer study to keep improving [closed]

Say you have been programming for over 10 years. You know many languages, with few of those at very detailed level. You have been designing architecture for solutions, worked on and delivered larger ...
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Programming vs Planning [closed]

Recently, I have been tasked with more high-level planning assignments due to the lead developer of my team leaving. I hate long-term planning. My brain just doesn't naturally seem wired for it, and ...
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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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New senior developer tasks

I've got a senior developer with eight years of .NET experience starting tomorrow to work on a 11,000-lines-of-code application. In the team there's myself and another programmer. We've both got about ...
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Senior Engineers: Go Back to Coding?

This is a question regarding engineers with 20+ years experience, but it is a question for everybody, as it has to do with career development. I'm in a surprisingly long job hunt, and the problem ...
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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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What can a senior programmer do that a junior can't? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should you call yourself a senior developer? I often see offers for senior programmers and the rule of thumb seems to be that you need to have worked three years to ...
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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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How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad? [closed]

Recently, I started my first job as a junior developer and I have a more senior developer in charge of mentoring me in this small company. However, there are several times when he would give me advice ...
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Technical test for a senior developer [closed]

I have a dilemma. I have a candidate for a senior software developer position. The guy seems competent on a first talk with him and he answered the questions asked precisely and gave me proofs of ...