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Old 02-09-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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programmers are technicians; engineers design systems.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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Computer Programming is programming compilers and software at the computer level, example would be creating a ROM chip for the motherboard and bios since data of that kind is programmed at the computer level. Software programming uses pre-made compilers such as C++, JAVA, Perl, ext to write code to sell. Like making an OS would be software programming while programming a blank ROM chip you bought would be computer programming.
perl is interpreted (not compiled). i think you are describing two types of computer engineers: hardware engineers (verilog, vhdl, xilinx, wdc-65c02, m68k machine language/mnemonic assembly opcodes, ...) and software engineers (c, c++, java, object modeling, api's, ...).

which is not the op's question.

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Old 02-09-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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ok, that makes sense, but i pulled this off of wikipedia's Computer Programming section:

"Computer programmers are those who write computer software."

so does that mean there is a difference between "computer software" engineers and just ordinary "software" engineers? i think this is what you meant by "at the computer level" but I'm still unclear what you mean exactly.

i understand that software programming is like writing code for a program (like Microsoft Word) to sell. Then what's an example of computer programming?
programs are definable instances of a process; they are non-tangible and thus soft. computer programmers write programs to run on computers; software engineers plan software to interact with certain hardware (pc's, tablets, blu-ray players, ...) and interface with certain programs (mysql, webserver, open-office, ....) and handling data interchange (edi, xml, scp, curl/webget, ...).

architects draw blueprints; construction workers pour concrete.

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