There are a lot of different ways to become a software developer. Some examples: you can go to college for a computer Science degree, you can take online courses, you can learn to do it yourself by coming up with a project and trying to figure out how to implement it.
If you want to develop software, then you need to understand the entire process, not just the part where you write the code. The things that a software developer does when building new software are:
- Gain an understanding of the problem or opportunity to be addressed, as well as the way the client or users of the software want it to look,
- Design the software to solve the problem or address the opportunity,
- Implement that solution,
- Test and debug that solution,
- Deliver the solution to the client or users, and
- Support and maintain the software.
It used to be that people tried to do this in the order listed (waterfall), but it proved difficult if not impossible to do. In reality, you will likely have to return to an earlier step when requirements change, major problems with the current implementation are encountered, or you discover that your design was inadequate due to a less than complete understanding.
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What Is Computer Engineering?
Computer Engineering is the marriage of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. It focuses on computing in all forms, from microprocessors to embedded computing devices to laptop and desktop systems to supercomputers. As such, it concerns the electrical engineering considerations of how microprocessors function, are designed, and are optimized; how data is communicated among electronic components; how integrated systems of electronic components are designed and how they operate to process instructions expressed in software; and how software is written, compiled, and optimized for specific hardware platforms. Therefore, computer engineers are electrical engineers who specialize in software design, hardware design, or systems design that integrates both.
What is Computer Science?
Computer Science is the study of how data and instructions are processed, stored, communicated by computing devices. A modern descendant of Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Science deals with algorithms for processing data, the symbolic representation of data and instructions, the design of instruction languages for processing data, techniques for writing software that process data on a variety of computing platforms, protocols for communicating data reliably and securely across networks, the organization of data in databases of various types and scales, the emulation of human intelligence and learning through computer algorithms, statistical modeling of data in large databases to support inference of trends, and techniques for protecting the content and authenticity of data. Therefore, computer scientists are scientists and mathematicians who develop ways to process, interpret, store, communicate, and secure data.