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Discussion on: 10 Things I’ve learned during my first year as a Software Engineer

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Guy

Interesting post, but I don't think it's fair to call yourself a Software "Engineer" having done only a 12 month bootcamp. I know Bootcamp grads are very capable, but I feel bad for actual Engineers who have worked hard for years to achieve their title being compared to Bootcamp grads that come from all kinds of backgrounds

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Courtney Corlew Author

Hi, Guy! Thanks for your input. My bootcamp was only 3 months. I've been employed for a year. I help design, maintain, test, and develop software. That by definition makes me an engineer!

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Guy

Sorry I meant to write 12 week bootcamp. I think there's a difference between "Developer" and "Engineer" though.

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Mykal Machon

Software Engineer: a person who applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of computer software.

Software Developer: a person concerned with facets of the software development process, including the research, design, programming, and testing of computer software.

I'd say the true differences come down to industry Dogma. An "Engineer" is often seen as more senior/experienced when compared to a "Developer" but at the end of the day, by definition, I'd say they're almost identical. Connotation makes the difference.

See this article on dev.to for an interesting read on the topic. dev.to/david_j_eddy/opinion-archit...

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EDDISON HAYDEN LEWIS

But how does the employers view Bootcamps?