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Programming vs Engineering [closed]

I am in high school at the moment and soon reaching stages where I would have to make choices. To introduce, I love programming. I had started learning programming a year ago and have some experience ...
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How to deal with ad-hoc mindsets?

I joined a dev team of six two month ago. People are nice, all is good. But more and more I observe an ad-hoc mindset. Stuff gets quick fixed, at the cost of future usability, there is little testing ...
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How would you explain that software engineering is more specialized than other engineering fields? [closed]

I work with someone who insists that any good software engineer can develop in any software technology, and experience in a particular technology doesn't matter to building good software. His analogy ...
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portfolio building, working for closed-source vs open-source? [closed]

I've currently graduated from my first run at higher education, landed my first full-time gig as a web application developer, and absolutely love it. My question is that in looking for jobs I ran ...
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When being a technical genius is not enough to be a successful developer? [closed]

There has been a lot of discussion around the excellent question "Will high reputation in Stack Overflow help to get a good job?". I immediately agreed with JoshK that basically said "No" (I'll will ...
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Is Information Technology really Engineering? [closed]

While travelling I met a mathematician who was sitting near me. In a discussion he said: "...there is nothing like engineering in IT or rather programming". A true engineering is what Architecture is, ...