Thursday, November 4, 2010

The difference between a developer and a programmer

This is a one rare article I found it pleasing to read: the light english and the unbelievable truth about the difference between a programmer and a software developer. Those two jobs differ in so many ways. In many under-developed countries, people have this tendency to combine the two posts into one, thinking they are the same thing

Once you finish reading this article, you will not think the same way as traditional laymen or young geeks who would say to you in an interview: I just finished school and I have one year's experience as a software developer !

"Without being a programmer first?" you'd ask

Ignorance is really a bliss !

To become a good developer, a Software Engineer or Computer Science major (or anyone else) must accept that they know very little about the day to day work that they have been hired to do.

They must strive to continue to learn every day and actually listen to the men and women around them who have been doing this work for eight or ten years. Eventually you will become a good programmer, and if you keep learning, you will become a good Software Developer.

Only when you arrive at that level of knowledge will you realize how little you knew as a green recruit.

in reference to: Metaphor Crash: The difference between a developer and a programmer. (view on Google Sidewiki)
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