What is the definition of developer

richard semock's picture

Previous conferences of Star West and the agile methodology in general have accepted the concept that testers and programmers are both subsets of the developer category. Is this still the accepted definition or are programmers the only team members that are considered developers.

4 Answers

Tim Ottinger's picture

I don't know official definitions. 

The Tim Ottinger definition of a developer is "a person who materially participates in the development of a software product." 

Sure, that includes documentalists, UX, Ops, Customers. I'm okay with that. 

But I also know that a lot of people use it as a euphemism for "programmer" so I try to stay aware and either pick it up through context or simply ask.

Is that remotely helpful? 

Surbhi Nahta's picture

Developers make charts that assist developers with composing PC code. Programming engineers make the PC applications that permit clients to do explicit undertakings and the basic frameworks that run the gadgets or control organizations.


Vivek Garg's picture


A developer is someone who creates, designs, constructs, and/or maintains software, websites, applications, or other technological solutions in general. Writing code, diagnosing bugs, testing functionality, and collaborating with other team members or clients may all be part of the job. 


Have a nice day.

Vishakha Singh's picture

The term is "DevOps." It combines the phrases "operations" and "development" to emphasise how the tasks of IT teams interact. They promote seamless product development, testing, and deployment through their processes. Its objective is to bridge the gap between the operations and development teams. Consequently, the entire development process is made simpler. Full stack development is the range of skills a programmer has. Additionally, they produce at both the back-end and user interface levels. Consequently, to a programmer who is capable of carrying out all the duties necessary to create web apps. Selecting a career path between a full stack developer and a DevOps. You will eventually learn all there is to know about these professions. Define Full Stack Developer and DevOps Developer first.


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