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Discussion on: Computer Science vs Software Engineering

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Jesse M. Holmes

I feel like we're doing all contrast here, so here's a tangent comparison: both disciplines tackle delivering content at scale.

A developer/coder/programmer could handle the flow of information, inputs and outputs, such as putting data on the screen, without regard to efficiency/scale.

Computer Science aids in selecting the right data structures and algorithms (both are math) to get the job done efficiently.

Software Engineering aids in ensuring that platforms can deliver the content to as many people as necessary in the most efficient and cost effective manner for a period of time until the infrastructure hoisting the content needs to be adapted or removed.

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