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Is it OK to publish code you develop in your day job online?

 
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As the title suggests, is it ok to post code you work on in your day job online/Github?

Firstly, I dont mean an exact copy and paste.. but similar work and idea's?

I am working on a team where I am implementing just parts of the feature. I want to gain a better understanding of things we have worked on so want to develop similar features but to work at home and implement all the feature.. basically all for a learning process, and to change the implementation where possible so its not exactly the same.

Would this look bad if employers saw it?
 
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It's best to ask your employer before doing so. In most cases, your employment agreement will disallow it.
 
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Thanks for the reply. Will keep it in mind
 
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There is something not quite right about your taking the code home, too.

There is probably nothing to stop you creating a similar application at home however.
 
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Hi Kyle,

In addition to what Bear and Campbell have said, also check your organization's policies about intellectual ownership of tools you create with organization resources (i.e. hardware, time etc.).

In some cases, any work you do during company time and on company machine automatically becomes company's intellectual property (even if the work is your own and has nothing to do with company's product(s)).

I hope this helps.
 
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