A programmer is an individual who writes computer software. Other terms such as developer, software engineer, coder, and computer programmer are interchangeably used with the title. A programmer can be an expert in a particular area of programming or someone who writes code for multiple types of software. Typically, programmers are referred to by their primary computer language. For instance, those who write Java programs are generally called Java programmers whereas those who write programs in C are called C programmers. They can also be referred to by the environment in which they work or the function they perform such as Web developers, database programmers, and mainframe programmers.
Tasks and Work Settings
A programmer’s tasks include writing, debugging, testing, and maintaining sets of detailed instructions that enables computers to perform specific functions. These sets of instructions are called computer programs. A programmer’s job also involves designing logical structures for solving computer problems. Their work typically starts by getting the program specifications from a client, a more senior programmer, or a systems analyst. The next step is to design a solution and then convert that design into a logical series of instructions using one of the numerous existing programming languages. Programmers also usually perform a requirements analysis and write technical documentations for the software they build. Programmers may work in various settings such as huge software companies, small service firms, IT departments of corporations, and consulting companies.
Robotics is a rapidly rising field of technology that primarily deals with the study, design, and construction of robots and the computer systems for their control, information processing, and sensory feedback. The concept of robotics dates back to classical times but the researches about its functionality and potential uses only grew considerably during the 20th century. A number of robots are built these days to serve various domestic, commercial, and military purposes. Several robots are made to do perilous jobs such as investigating shipwrecks and mines as well as defusing bombs.
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