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    Redan is offline Member
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    Hi ,
    I am a software engineer, I have graduated and started working on a good high-tech company 4 months ago as a Java Developer,
    I work mainly on the server side using Java Spring Framework.

    My job is titled "Software Developer", but what I really do is I fix bugs for customers on the existing code, I don't write too much code,
    I just investigate bugs and adjust the code in order to fix them, and in very rare cases I write new features to customers.
    My purpose is to be an expert Java developer in the future and to work with a development team (Develop things - not fix existing code).

    My questions are:

    1. Should I look for another job where I write more code (and not investigate and fix bugs on existing code)?
    In other words, Do this position help me reach my goal or should I find another one to make a better experience?

    2. If I stay where I am, but also develop my own applications at home (in parallel to work), will this help me in my next interview or is it just a waste of time?
    Does uploading some good projects to Github and putting them in my CV help me on interviews, will they like it? or does the experience at work make a better impression?

    I appreciate any advice you guys can provide,
    I don't want to stay forever on my current job, And I need to know the best thing to do in order to reach my goal,
    and not waste my time doing things that will not help me reach it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    jim829 is offline Senior Member
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    Developing your own apps for experience (or even fun) is a good idea to further your career. Depending on the environment, you might also discuss this with your supervisor and express your interests. Perhaps they don't realize you would like to work in another area.

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