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Discussion on: Can you become a successful software developer without a CS degree? My opinion

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MiguelMJ

Thanks, Natalia.
"because out of not having a CS degree, my way of demonstrating that I have knowledge, is practical and from experience. So I can reference many clients and projects that are in production, etc."
This is totally valid with software development. But not about theoretical knowledge that has no direct applications on the market and has interest only for research (this happens with a lot of mathematical knowledge). This is what I meant before with the difference between software development and computer science.

But, as you say, for software development that is not required. A degree doesn't magically improve your code quality, only experience and dedication. I totally agree with that. University might be the better path for a scientific career, but it is far from the best option to become a successful developer.

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Natalia Venditto Author

Thank you for the amazing conversation! I wish the internet was like this, all the time. 🤝

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MiguelMJ

It's been really cool and nice. ¡Gracias!

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