|| Computer Scientist vs. Programmer (2) (Date posted: 04/18/12 at 13:26:25)
Not-so-regularly updated thoughts about the differences and similarities.
You ask the question: It's a little chilly out, but not cold. Do you think I should wear a jacket?
"I would, therefore my answer is yes."
"If you had to choose one or the other, would you rather be slightly too warm, or slightly too cold?"
You ask the question: Is this software reliable?
A Computer Scientist Says:
"This code is very reliable. There is only about a one in a billion chance of it ever failing."
Exact Same Statement Made by a Programmer:
"On a typical laptop, this code will fail about once a minute."