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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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What's the difference between Entry Level/Jr/Sr developers? [closed]

Other than title and pay, what is the difference? What different responsibilities do they have, how knowledgeable/experienced are they? Basically what would you use to determine which one you (or ...
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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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Whats the difference between a Software Architect, a Software Engineer, and a Software Developer (Programmer)? [closed]

I'm reading through the CNN article about the highest paying jobs in America. A software architect is listed as #1. A software engineer listed as #9. And a software developer (programmer) is listed at ...
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Is software development an engineering discipline?

Can software development be considered engineering? If no, what are the things that it lacks in order to be qualified as an engineering discipline? Related to this is this question on Stack Overflow ...
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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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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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Microsoft's Software Development Engineer in Test position [closed]

I was curious about MS's Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) position. I've heard a lot of people speak negatively and positively about this position. I was wondering if any current or ...
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Software Engineer and IT Professionals [duplicate]

If you graduated as an Information Technology or a Computer Science student and you have a job that involves computer programming such as developing websites and systems, can you be called Software ...
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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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What's the difference between junior, middle, and senior developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the difference between Entry Level/Jr/Sr developers? There seems to be three common java programmer qualification levels: Junior Middle Senior What makes a ...
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work advancement titles [closed]

After some googling I was unable to find out hierarchy of different titles in career development. Especially the connection between Senior Engineer and Software Specialist is unclear to me. Which one ...
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Are 'Architect' and 'Developer' separate roles? [closed]

Is it actually possible to develop software without also architecting it?
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Difference between Software Engineering and IT?

I see mostly everyone distinguishes between being a Software Engineer and being in IT on the jobs sections of their site. What is the distinction?
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How can I find out what a job title means at a company?

I am in a dilemma about a job offer from a top 10 semiconductor companies in SF bay area. I have about 10 years of experience at various small to large (> $1 billion) companies in bay area. After my ...
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What's the difference between Enterprise Architect , Software/Solution Architect and a Dev Senior? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What the difference of Skills between a Dev Senior and a Software Architect? I was discussing with some friends and I got to the conclusion that in the Software area ...
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Does what I'm doing make me a software engineer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? I am a software company owner for 8 years now. After years of operation I figured out that all ...
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What the difference of Skills between a Dev Senior and a Software Architect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the difference between a Software Architect, a Software Engineer, and a Software Developer (Programmer)? I have had many discussions about the role of a software ...
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What is the difference between these senior software engineer titles? [closed]

I'm currently a senior research software engineer at a large company and am being offered a "senior staff engineer" position somewhere else. I am not sure if the new position's title conveys a ...
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What is the job title hierarchy amongst software engineers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the suffix after software engineer/developer job titles mean? (i.e. Software Developer III) work advancement titles I've been struggling to understand job ...
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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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Software Developer vs. Project Manager vs. Product Manager [closed]

I've been a software developer for 10 years. I like being a developer and no surprise I strive for sense of achievement. However, I normally find myself doing stuff that needs to get done regardles of ...
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Can I apply for “Software Engineer” jobs without being an engineer? [closed]

I am from a country in which the use of the word "Engineer" or "Engineering" is strictly regulated by legislation. This means that you must hold a degree in Engineering AND passed an exam to join the ...
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Difference between software analyst, software developer and programmer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System Analyst vs Computer Programmer? What the main occupational difference? Which one pays generally better? Which has the better Work–life balance? I am asking ...
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How important is my job title? [closed]

I work on two internal, mission critical applications. Let's keep it simple and call them "Foo" and "Bar". Nobody outside of the company has ever heard of them - like I said, they're internal apps. ...
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Job title inflation and fluffing [closed]

When you work on the same project for a relative long time you get more experienced. You may also master many new technologies. Besides the coding you may also do what would classify other roles. ...
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What is the actual difference between Computer Programmers and Software Engineers? Is this description accurate? [duplicate]

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the difference: Computer programmers write programs. After computer software engineers and systems analysts design software programs, ...
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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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Lead Programmer definition clarification

I have been working on PHP and MySQL based web application for more than 5 years now. I started my career as an Intern, and worked my way up through Jr Developer and Software Developer to Sr. Software ...
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Why are IT and development job titles so cryptic? [on hold]

I'm a new intern in a fairly large company's IT department. I've been learning a whole lot of stuff and I'm loving every minute of it. However, the more people I meet in the company, the less I ...
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What is the difference between web designers and developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer? Web designers and developers work in the same project, I've been searcing for ...