re: Does anyone else feel bothered when people term us as coders instead of developers or programmers..? VIEW POST

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Between us here, the devs, the terms are not synonyms, but for the outside world they are. I agree with the coder <= programmer <= developer (comparator is for the knowledge and responsibilities, not quality), I'll not start discussion, here, again.

I wear different hats, depending on the knowledge the interlocutor has. I often address myself as:

  • I have an office job - very few ppl are here nowdays, that doesn't know what a computer is
  • I work on computers - for non-technical
  • I can make your startup a reality, from IT, networks, websites and marketing - for dreamers
  • I do websites - for non-technical ppl that knows about the internet
  • I am a programmer - for people that knows what an app/website is. Coder is not used in EU, at least not my Romania, but for their perspective are synonyms.
  • I am a developer - for technical people, that knows what a Tester, Designer, Manager does.
  • I am a full stack web developer with experience on mobile and desktop, cloud engineer and (soon to be, wishful thinking) technology architect - for really tech ppl
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