What is the difference between a Software Engineer and a Software Developer?

I am thirteen years old and I know for sure I want to make computer programs and/or computer/laptops themselves, I also wouldn't mind a software job in the videogame industry. I have been searching careers for an 8th grade English project. I am very confused on what the difference between a Software Engineer and a Software Developer. Are they the same thing? I would like to know so I know what career I am looking for in the future. I am very skilled in computers and have already taken a high-school credit computer class (Computer Applications) and I am only in 8th Grade. (Also I would love it if one of these two careers involves making power points. I love powerpoints.)

Asked By: - 4/15/2013
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A software engineer would be similar to a real engineer in real life. The engineer plans out the blueprints, the basics, and the resources. However, a developer would be similar to a construction worker in real life. These are the people who are actually building the software, after being directed by the engineer.
Answered By: A - 4/15/2013
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The reality is there is no difference between these titles. Employers use them interchangeably. Theoretically, the difference is this: software engineers apply computer science and mathematical principles to design and develop software. Software developers simply develop software, i.e. carry out programming tasks.
Answered By: Shahid Mughloo - 4/15/2013
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Answered By: Jen - 4/16/2013
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