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re: Good article, brings up a few points I've given a lot of thought to over the years. Here are my two cents: I think we use "software developer" to...
 

Someone solving really hard problems for NASA and someone coding landing pages have roughly the same title.

Are they though? Coding is not hard. Coding well is extremely difficult. And this idea that anyone just starting can do it (for a production environment (for a bank no less)) is dangerous. There are different problems being faced by both of those engineers, but neither of them is without a massive pool of domain knowledge necessary to do them well.

 

If I understand you correctly, I think we're on the same wavelength here.

I was referring to the title names. I've seen companies with very simple products and little to no Quality Assurance processes look for Senior Software Engineers. And I believe we should not be using the term "Engineering" so lightly.

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