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Discussion on: What advice would you give to High Schooler (Thinking of software developer career)?

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Michael • Edited on

I guess it depends on what you develop as well, or if you know how to code but go into QA. People who love to tear things apart, see how they work can also do great things and with the Shift Left that blurs between being about to code, test, and do other things is also there.

I work as a toolsmith and have for years, developing build and deploy pipelines and test frameworks, while I can't say I live and breath programming I can get things done. Software Engineering has a lot of different bits than just programming. But that's usually the first thing people think of when they consider software engineering.