Browse IndustrySearch's Software Developer & Programmers directory to find suppliers, equipment, products and information.
Software development and computer programming are two closely related disciplines concerned with the creation of software used to run on computers and digital electronics for both the commercial and industrial markets.
A software programmer is a technical expert, often with an engineering degree, who uses their knowledge of computer logical processes and code writing to produce working software applications that perform a desired task.
Software developers may perform the tasks of a programmer, but this role is farther reaching. Developers focus especially on areas like how the user and the software will interact, what the software will be capable of doing, and if applicable, what sort of methods will be used to achieve this goal.
For instance, when planning software for an automatic banking machine, a software developer will focus on aspects such as screen layout, menu structure and how security encryption will work. A programmer on the other hand will focus strictly on script writing and code architecture, as well as product trouble shooting. Software developers and programmers may be hired as contractors to complete the software portion of the design of a product.