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Discussion on: My 5 Favorite Software Design Principles 

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Janne "Lietu" Enberg

This is like arguing "hacker" is different from "cracker", might have been the case 30 years ago, definitely not so in the world we live in now. The security industry decided to find a new way to differentiate with the white/gray/black -hats.

I've worked in the industry quite a long time and never think a "Software Engineer" is in any way different from "Developer" when I see them in CVs/business cards/whatever. With the way people abuse the terms I barely see any difference between a "Junior Developer", "Developer", or "Senior Developer" .. hell some "Lead Developers" are basically people who learned to code 2 years ago on some online site and someone incompetent then hired them in their startup.

At least the difference between Developer, Architect, DevOps/SRE, etc. still mostly remains clear.