Tuesday, July 14, 2009
programmer equals developer ?
For others as my fellow mates who cannot distinguish between the two, here are the links from the Sun's certification pages:
programmer vs. developer
From my point of view, I can summarize the following:
programmer: one writes lines of code which compiles, following a design.
developer: one understands what the lines of code means, creating the design.
I also think that above difference does not only apply to Java. It also applies to other languages. It's a matter of attitude towards your job. You need to aspire to understand your technology beyond the details of writing code.
This is not a rant. I'm trying to avoid arrogance in this post. Just that developer is not the same as programmer.
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