Monday, May 5, 2014

Monkey see, monkey do

Chimpanzee at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

A programmer, computer programmer, developer, or software engineer is a person who writes computer software. [Wikipedia, "Programmer"]

Computer programming (or programming) is a process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable programs. … The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate performing a specific task or solve a problem. [Wikipedia, "Computer Programming"]

Software engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software.  It involves the establishment and use of sound engineering principles in order to economically obtain software that is reliable and works efficiently on real machines.[Wikipedia, "Software Engineering"]

Engineering is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.  Origin of term: from Latin ingenium, meaning "cleverness" and ingeniare, meaning "to contrive, devise". [Wikipedia, "Engineering"]

Code monkey means an unskilled computer programmer who can only perform programming tasks by copying examples, usually where they do not truly understand how the code works. ‘Code monkey’ is also a job description for a job that treats even experienced programmers in a way that trivializes their problem-solving abilities.[Wikipedia, "Code Monkey"]

Owls @ Dragonheart, Enschede

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