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== Definition ==
A '''software engineer''' is a person who applies the principles of [[software engineering]] to the design, [[software development|development]], [[testing]], and evaluation of the [[software]] and [[system]]s that make [[computer]]s or anything containing [[software]], such as [[chip]]s, work.
 
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'''Software engineers''' (also called '''computer software engineers''')
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{{Quote|[[analyze|[a]nalyze]] [[user]]s needs and design, create, [[modify]], and [[test]] general [[computer application]]s [[software]] or specialized [[utility program]]s. They develop both packaged [[system]]s and [[systems software]] or create [[customized]] [[application]]s.<ref>The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software Testing (Final Report), at 4-4 (May 2002) ([http://www.nist.gov/director/planning/upload/report02-3.pdf full-text]).</ref>}}
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Latest revision as of 16:44, 27 May 2013

Definition[]

Software engineers (also called computer software engineers)

[a]nalyze users needs and design, create, modify, and test general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. They develop both packaged systems and systems software or create customized applications.[1]

References[]

  1. The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software Testing (Final Report), at 4-4 (May 2002) (full-text).