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Real answers to questions about work and life in software development.

Are you just starting your first software development job? Or working towards that next step in your career, and wondering how to work more effectively with your boss and teammates? Just wondering if software engineering is for you, and how to get into the industry? Or managing developers, and wondering how?

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Jul 25, 2021

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