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GeneralRe: Software testing is now every developer’s job Pin
Dave Kreskowiak3-Oct-22 2:58
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NewsTesla shows off unfinished humanoid robot prototypes at AI Day 2022 Pin
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NewsLow-code could replace "traditional" coding within months Pin
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den2k883-Oct-22 3:55
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It does encroach in the development teams, I am seeing it rising faster and faster in my environment, it just shifts a bit the professions involved and thats from my perspective a good thing.

As of today the software development team in my organization is made of a single computer engineer, a control engineer and an electronic engineer, plus a programmer-actually-system-architect. Untile 2020 there were 3 computer engineers and neither the control and electronic engineer had anything to do with development.

Whty do I believe it is a good thing? First, it allows for much better software engineers to be kept and helps to weed out the "codez-please" and "ooh-shiny-new-stuff" programmers from the team, reducing technical debt. But much more than that it allows the domain expert to exert their full competence and knowledge on what's ultimately the core of the product. This helps, since developing a control algorithm for an engine that applies two space coordinate substitutions to compute two currents that have to drive six mosfets in three complementary couples all the while avoliding short circuits, managing measurements errors, keeping wasted power low and reducing mechanical vibrations inherent from the control algorithm is quite a daunting task for any "pure" software developer.

On the other side of the spectrum, managing a SoC devices and memory, writing the low level drivers and merging the low-code platform with the real world is a daunting task for any domain expert.

TL;DR: yes it is taking over some of the developers jobs, which means that there is less need of pure developers and more need of domain experts and operating system experts. Such is life, mechanization killed the jobs of many menial laborers and increased the jobs for line supervisors and technicians.
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NewsMassive web tech survey shows how bad habits continue – and WebAssembly may be over hyped Pin
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