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Should I choose a software development or computer programming degree?

There is a lot of similarity between software developers and computer programmers. They very often work closely together, and oftentimes experienced developers will wear both hats. Here is the primary distinction:

  • Software developers design software.
  • Computer programmers build software.

The developer outlines how the software must function, and the programmer makes it function. To successfully design software programs, developers need a background in programming to understand what’s possible from a programmer’s perspective.

Do you excel in executing tasks and carrying out instructions with tremendous attention to detail? You could thrive as a programmer and may consider working towards a computer programming degree

Do you excel in conceiving a new solution to a problem, designing it from the ground up and working with the many people needed to make it work? A career as a software developer might be perfect for you.

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