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Can you call yourself a programmer if you don't understand how a computer works [duplicate]

I don't know about you, but I have very little understanding about what goes on in the computer box. To me, it's just a black box (maybe white or gray or flashy green for others), and it does its ...
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Is It Common For a Company to Have Their Own Definition of Job Titles such as Software Architect [closed]

Recently I am very confused about my position in the company. Months ago, this company offered me the position of Software Architect and I accepted. But about one year passed and I came to realize ...
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What should I look for when job-hunting to find a strong OOD focus?

I'm currently seeking a job. I've got a good CV, but little industry experience, and so my difficulty is that I'm not entirely certain what I'm looking for. What I've done is a good BSc in Computer ...
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What is a “Business Intelligence” Developer?

What traits / skills does the Business Intelligence Developer role expect over a traditional Web Developer role?
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How about a development job with no code to write? [closed]

I am curious about my work, where I have to work with configurations of servers, linux, databases, some SQLs but there is no line of code for my favorite programming language: Java. Is it normal that ...
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What tasks should an Architect NOT do or limit to be effective?

There are plenty of questions/answers about what an architect does, but what should someone in an Architect role NOT do? What are the boundaries/limits to maintain to be an effective Architect? I'm ...
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The Written Roles of Chief Technology Officer

A follow up to this question: The Written Roles of Software Development Manager What is the role and what are the responsibilities of a CTO when it's done well, with particular reference to how it ...
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Web Developer or Web Designer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should every programmer know about web development? I have built 10+ straightforward websites using the Symfony framework and Wordpress. Does this mean I am a web ...
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Where does a “Technical Programmer” fit in, and what does the title mean? [closed]

Was: "What is a 'Technical Programmer'"? I've noticed in job posting boards a few postings, all from European companies in the games industry, for a "Technical Programmer". The job description was ...
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What is a name for a job where you do system analysis, project management and data diagramming? [closed]

In the last 4 months I've been able to manage a team and step away from the coding for a bit. I've been planning the system in full (both System Analysis and project managing, alongside action and ...
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Stuck due to “knowing too much” [closed]

Note more discussion at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4037794 I have a relatively simple development task, but every time I try to attack it, I end up spiraling in deep thoughts - how could it ...
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Is there an infinite amount of knowledge in a programming language?

I can program in Java, C#, C, Scala, and Javascript fluently. I'm comfortable with Objective-C, but I don't remember the conventions used for memory management. I can read Python and Ruby and I've ...
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Are web designers programmers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a Front-End Web Developer a “Programmer”? Is it accurate to classify web designers as programmers? Should they be classified as such?
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Is a Front-End Web Developer a “Programmer”? [closed]

I'm a front-end developer and sometimes I ask myself is what I'm doing programming? People keep asking me what I'm doing and my short answer is "computer programmer". Is writing HTML/CSS markup ...
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What are the roles of a Software Delivery Manager [closed]

I have been told about a position that may be open to me - the role of a Software Delivery Manager. From what I understand this role does not already exist within my organisation. To be perfectly ...
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Why “programmer” is defined as designers and “developer” as creator? [closed]

While I was looking to the definition of some common terms in en.wiktionary.org, I was surprised to what I found. It define the programmer as One who designs software. - wiktionary.org and ...
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what do programmers dealing with data driven/machine learning related programming need?

Given the increasing amount of data generated through different web services ( social network, etc), there are must be more and more programmers who are familiar with machine learning and/or ...
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In an MVC project, does the Information Architect define the models? [closed]

The definition of an Information Architect's responsibilities seems to fit neatly with the definition of 'model' in the MVC pattern. But I've never heard the two concepts discussed together. In a ...
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What is “Scalable Integrated Systems”?

I've come across a job posting that asks for experience with "Scalable Integrated Systems", but honestly that sounds like "generic buzzword," and I'm trying to figure out what the actual work behind ...
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What qualities does an “average” programmer have? [closed]

There's a lot of talk around this site and elsewhere about comparing the productivity of excellent programmers to "average" programmers. Likewise, there's talk of how to become a great programmer ...
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Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use? [closed]

Wanted: Experienced Delphi programmer to maintain ginormous legacy application and assist in migration to C# Later on, as the new hire settles into his role... "Oh, that C# migration? Yeah, we'd ...
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Should a developer also act as a tester?

We're a scrum team of 3 developers, 1 designer, the scrum master, and the product owner. However, we don't have official tester in our team. A problem that is always with us, is that, testing the ...
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What “Industry Classification” is Computer Programming?

Whenever I fill out a survey (especially, but not limited to trade-papers/mags/sites), there’s one question (or any derivation thereof) that always trips me up: Which industry classification best ...
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What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer?

I have been hired to do functional development for several web site redesigns. The company I work for has a relatively low technical level, and the previous development of the web sites were ...
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How to become a technical architect from a developer [closed]

I have been programming in .NET for the last 5 years. I have used design patterns a lot in our projects. I do have some domain knowledge in financial jargon. My ultimate goal is to become a technical ...
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Which professional positions combine Computer Science and Marketing? [closed]

I would like to find a job that combines Computer Science with Marketing, ideally in a position where you get to meet a lot of people and travel a fair bit. After having worked as a Front/Back Web App ...
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How is a “Software Developer” different from a “Software Consultant”? What makes a consultant?

I have seen a lot of people claiming themselves to be a "software consultant". These consultants do what a normal software developer does, write code, estimate tasks, fix bugs and attend meetings etc. ...
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How to interpret programmer salary survey data, especially concerning different job titles?

I've been trying to understand how my compensation stacks up against the competition. I understand that this can be a bit of a localized question, so I'll do my best to avoid local issues. There are ...
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Dealing with bad job description and interviewing applicants

My employer has been looking for a new web developer as well as a DBA for a while now with little success. I just saw the job description, and now I can understand why we are getting no interest - ...
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Is it appropriate in a developer's job description to have “error free” as a key output?

As part of a review of all job descriptions, my company has decided to include the following as a key output: website development completed on time, within specification and error free Given ...
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How much to each part?

I have been involved in a project and now it is coming to an end. The good news is the company will start to commercialize the software which is specific software to ISPs. As a programmer / developer ...
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What's expected of a web-developer?

I've been getting into more web development later and talking to people often I'll get "Can you make me a website [for my book]?" types. "Yes. But.... Well, what do you want from it?" "I want it to ...
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junior / professional / senior categorization [closed]

Hey guys, is it just me or is the categorization of developer levels highly subjective? I get the feeling that every company tries to hire experienced developers as juniors because they don't know ...
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MySQL proficient?

I've been looking to apply to various web development intern jobs, and I feel comfortable with the PHP/CSS/HTML that they are asking for, but what does MySQL proficient mean? I've designed my own ...
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What do DBAs do?

Yes, I know they administrate databases. I asked this question because I'd like to get a further insight into the kind of day-to-day duties a DBA might perform, and the real-world business problems ...
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What is the difference between an engineer and a product manager?

It seems nowadays all the develop teams have both software engineers and product manager. I am a newbie to the software industry and I wonder what is the difference? Is it necessary for a Product ...
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How do I decide what type of programmer I want to be?

I've been working at my current work for some time, and I'm considering a bit of a change of careers. I'm trying to decide what it is exactly that I want to do, and I'm really just not sure. I'm not ...
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If I were to claim I knew C++, what libraries would you expect me to know?

I'm unsure as to the definition of knowing a programming language, so I'm picking C++ as an example. How much does it take to someone to be qualified as knowing C++? Should they just know the basic ...
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Machine Learning Web Jobs

I always see job positions for web companies for Machine Learning. For example facebook always has this type of job opening. Anyways, i was curious as to what exactly do web companies use machine ...
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Does being a Senior Developer using one language qualify you to be a Senior Developer using another language? [closed]

If I work as a Developer in one language (e.g. Java) and work my way up to Senior Developer, would that qualify me to be a Senior Developer for a position using another language (e.g. Ruby)?
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System Analyst vs Computer Programmer? [closed]

My question here is relative to jobs. I currently hold a System Analyst position. What is the difference between System Analyst and Programmer/Analyst? Is this position higher than a programmer? Or ...
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Equity derivatives programming

I've been considering applying for some programming jobs that require experience in Equity derivatives and whilst I know what equity derivatives are, I have no idea what sort of things a programmer ...
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What is the main job of a team leader? [closed]

In a project following agile programming model what is the main job of a team leader? What are the job differences between team leader and project manager?
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Should software engineers also act as tech support?

Should a software engineer also act as technical support? That is, should a company allow their engineers to wear both the software engineer and technical support hats. It seems that it would remove ...
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Software Development vs. Information Technology

What are the major differences between Software Development and Information Technology. If you have majored in IT is it a fine major but as different as Software Development and Computer Science as ...
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When should you call yourself a senior developer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the difference between Entry Level/Jr/Sr developers? I'm curious what senior developer means because apparently the definition doesn't mean what I thought it ...
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Required skills for a senior level ActionScript/Flex developer

I'm looking to take my Actionscript knowledge to the next level and I've been having trouble finding what it takes to become a senior level AS developer. From my searching this has what I've come up ...
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Automation Testers vs Developers [closed]

What are the differences between automation testers and developers?
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Are you allowed to manage your own time and if so, do you sometimes abuse this? [closed]

The title is a bit vague so let me elaborate: I develop both hardware and software, and I'm in a position where I get a list of 'large' tasks/projects to do but not on a regular basis. Sometimes ...
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What should you bring to the table as a Software Architect?

There have been many questions with good answers about the role of a Software Architect (SA) on StackOverflow and Programmers SE. I am trying to ask a slightly more focused question than those. The ...