Have you ever, i.e. during and interview or business discussion, tried asking someone the question “Are you a programmer or a software developer?” ? If you haven’t, do it next time – fun is guaranteed!
Programmers write code to create software programs. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or other device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.
While it may not seem to be of a major concern, understanding the difference and choosing the correct profile to work with makes a significant difference in success of a project.