Is a software developer the same as a software engineer?
I want to know what the difference is. I want to get a job with someone like Activision, Ubisoft, or EA to help make video games. Who helps make them, software developer or software engineer, or are they the same.
Asked By: JakeDaSnake - 9/23/2011
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The two terms are used pretty much inter changeably... More
Answered By: Donkey Girl - 9/23/2011
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I'm sure that there are probably some differences in the definitions of both titles but from my experience in the working world, they are interchangeable.
Answered By: Lone Traveler - 9/23/2011
Well, I think they are +/- the same, but i think the engineer makes the program itself, and the developer makes the plan Hope this was useful, John.
Answered By: John Brown - 9/23/2011
I think there are three classifications - Developers can write code, but are terrible designers Software engineers can design code, and probably are good at coding Computer scientists understand how compilers and the like produce the executables from the developer's codes
Answered By: daSVgrouch - 9/23/2011
With video game companies, your title will be "code monkey" and you will work 60+ hours a week for crappy pay. If you manage to stick with it for several years without completely burning out, you might rise up to something approaching that level. The video game industry is not a good place to work. There are too many... More
Answered By: Vomit - 9/23/2011
seems you don't know nothing developer is the company that makes the game enginner is the person that makes part of the game
Answered By: The forgotten One - 9/23/2011
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