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DiTBho:

--- Quote from: eti on October 10, 2022, 08:13:11 am ---Bill Gates

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umm I think comparing Bill Gates(1) with Steve Jobs(1) needs more fancy statistical theories than comparing Jean-Louis Gassée(2) with Dominic Giampaolo(3) and Cyril Meurillon(3)

Unfortunately they are not a free-running artificial intelligence string, my neural processors cannot easily find a matching pattern, except ... they are all somehow involved in computer science and contributed to the development of something.

(1) motivator, business executive
(2) motivator, planner
(3) designer, implementer

Bill Gates | Jean-Louis Gassée -> why PC manufacturers don't sell non MS products

Sherlock Holmes:

--- Quote from: MikeK on September 21, 2022, 02:33:31 pm ---I don't understand the need to change "programming" to "coding".

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Well said nor should programmers be called "developers". When I was younger "developing" was what one did in a darkroom.

Nominal Animal:
People also use 'real estate development', so if it includes planning and finding out the requirements and targets, 'software developer' fits better than 'coder'.
When done right, engineering principles are applied to 'design, develop, maintain, test, and evaluate software', but it's rarer than genuine imitation hen's teeth.

Most involved in creating software are just code monkeys, slinging poo at the wall and hoping some of it sticks and they get paid.

SiliconWizard:

--- Quote from: Nominal Animal on December 03, 2022, 09:44:02 pm ---Most involved in creating software are just code monkeys, slinging poo at the wall and hoping some of it sticks and they get paid.

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 ;D

SiliconWizard:

--- Quote from: Sherlock Holmes on December 03, 2022, 07:59:29 pm ---
--- Quote from: MikeK on September 21, 2022, 02:33:31 pm ---I don't understand the need to change "programming" to "coding".

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Well said nor should programmers be called "developers". When I was younger "developing" was what one did in a darkroom.

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Uh dunno about that, not that it really matters.
Actually "developer" is a slightly fancier term, although it doesn't mean a whole lot - can cover a whole range of different skillsets.
While "programmer" is pretty much the lowest level of the scale. Historically, a programmer was mainly translating high-level statements into machine code, later on that stepped up and a programmer was the one translating analyzed specifications (so basically higher level than a programming language) into a programming language. But a "programmer" has pretty much always been at the bottom of the scale. So if terms matter to you, developer is actually fancier than programmer.

Then came the "software engineer" term, which is largely a misnomer - as has been discussed for decades now.
So all in all, "software developer" seems the most adequate to me.

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