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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 are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? [closed]

What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers?
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What is the difference between software engineer and software developer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? What is the difference between software engineer and software developer? In my previous company, ...
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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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When someone asks you what you do, what do you say (e.g. programmer, developer, code monkey)? [closed]

Do you call yourself a programmer, a developer, or a code monkey? I personally prefer to say I am a developer.
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How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer? [closed]

Because I'm a programmer, people constantly ask me to fix their computer. How do you handle this situation? Do you make exceptions for relatives, friends and coworkers? Do you charge people for it?
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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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What defines a software architect? [duplicate]

At what point does a developer stops being simply a developer and turns into a software architect. Or in other words , whats the minimum job description of a software architect?
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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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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's the difference between a “developer” and a “programmer”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? What is the difference between software engineer and software developer? What's the difference ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automation Testers vs Developers [closed]

What are the differences between automation testers and developers?
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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 ...