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What Do Software Engineers Actually Do?


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Hey guys,

I am currently a freshman CS major and am having difficulty understanding how what I’m learning (things like data structures and algorithms) apply to what would be expected of me when I get a SWE internship or job.

I can’t imagine that the job is just doing leet code style problems. I’m scared that once I get a SWE position, I won’t be able to do anything because I don’t know how to apply these skills.

I think it would really help if you guys could provide some examples of what software engineers do on a day to day basis and how the conceptual things learned in college are used to build applications.


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I am an engineer and applied mathematician who just happens to write software. I've written a lot of it since 1974—about three million lines of assembler, FORTRAN, and C. I have always written software to get some particular job done. If the subject matter didn't fall into one of my areas of expertise, I worked with someone who knew the important details. Examples of this cooperation include: geohydrologists, meteorologists, and biologists. I can't imagine writing software with no particular foundation. I have never sat through a single class in computer programming. Instead, I made a wager: If I could solve a problem, I'd get an A and the instructor would never see me again. I invite you to check out my website for many more examples http://dudleybenton.altervista.org/ I have accomplished a lot of things and had a lot of fun working with some great people!

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Software engineers are computer science professionals who use knowledge of engineering principles and programming languages to build software products, develop computer games, and run network control systems.  I know a company that brings any ideas to life. If you are interested, you can familiarize yourself with their services   https://sirinsoftware.com/

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I can recommend several software engineers from mlsdev https://mlsdev.com/services/dedicated-development-team. A custom software development company also uses custom development tools, like Xcode, which enables developers to write code that is specific to each program or device. The software development company designs and constructs the programs and test them with real users. They can provide mobile apps that make your business mobile. The apps can integrate with social networking sites and connect you to new customers and new opportunities.

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I am a mechanical engineer. I recently wrote a Roughness Calculator for Mechanical Designers.

The Free Roughness Calculator allows you to assign roughnesses to part surfaces quickly and without error.

Watch this video. At the end of the video there is the link to download the Free Roughness Calculator.

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