[2015] Marquan Norris: Engineer vs Programmer

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[2015] Marquan Norris: Engineer vs Programmer

Software engineers plan and create programs. They analyze user needs, design software and then test it to ensure quality. They give instructions to programmers who write the codes. They also need strong programming skills. They require a minimum bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science or a related field.

Software Engineer vs. Programmer

Computer programmers receive specifications by software engineers to write the instructions or code the computer. They must be expert in computer languages such as C++ and Java. They can update or expand existing code and debug programs to find and fix errors. Most employers prefer programmers with bachelor’s degrees. However, in some cases, they will hire programmers with an associate degree.


Software Engineers

Both constantly use computers and other technology.Both have some experience in coding.Both have a vital role in the development and design of computer programs, video games and apps.



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Though experienced, Engineers don't typically code.Engineers are usually paid more than Programmers.Programmers use designs given by Engineers




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