On Friday, 5 May 2023 at 19:39:43 UTC+2, matt....@gmail.com
> Jobst Brandt once said: "Those who think a programmer and a software engineer are the same, might also believe there is no difference between a mechanic and a mechanical engineer or electrician and an electrical engineer."
And yet that is more misleading than it is helpful: there is no such thing as a "mechanic" in our field (although by now it's a cesspool of charlatans and saboteurs, but that's another story), programming is simply the first step in a software engineering curriculum.
*Software engineering is the most complex engineering that there is, and not even Einstein could outguess it*: wright that on your wall, and that it takes some 20(!) years to become just reasonably competent on the whole SDLC, provided one has been working carefully and diligently for all that time...