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Discussion on: Computer Science vs Software Engineering

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Phil Ashby

With you on most of this apart from the very end where you say 'properly engineering their software'. I would suggest that we are actually doing the 'engineering' part very well, balancing cost, capability and risk to meet the needs of our customers (just good enough to solve their problems) and ourselves (feeding the family!) in a free market system...

Kudos for SpaceX references ;)

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Rémy 🤖

Indeed, I meant it in regard to people saying that bridge engineers can make a safe bridge and software engineers can't make anything safe and thus they are not proper engineers.

That asks a quite deep question of what is software engineering and what is just writing code that somehow works.

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