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- 1 Poor Wording
- 2 Redirect
- 3 A restart with a collection of text from other wikipedia articles
- 4 Hilarious Parasitic Hausfrau
- 5 Introduction Part
- 6 From "Education" section
- 7 Bad links
- 8 Lack of Measurability
- 9 Dubious
- 10 the use of capital and small letters
- 11 Requested move
From the status of software engineering section: The word engineering within the term software engineering causes a lot of confusion because it is a shallow analogy. 'a lot' of confusion, 'shallow' analogy. The wording is poor, and it is not neutral to call it a shall analogy. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:31, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
A restart with a collection of text from other wikipedia articles
I restarted this article with a collection of text from other wikipedia articles which all focuss on the profession of the software engineer. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 20:14, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
- At the moment there are 303 Wikipedia article, who link to this article. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 20:17, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Hilarious Parasitic Hausfrau
Mix engineer, programmer, developer, craftsman, productive people vs.
I think introduction part should be rewritten. For example "These people work long hours and may be asked to work overtime." is not a nice "wiki-style" introduction sentence. Two suggestions:
- It is possible to reduce this introduction part to a single sentence.
- It is possible to extend this introduction part over the first sentence.
From "Education" section
This is really too much, too detailed, to contemporary data. It is beginning to look like like spam:
... in engineering faculties such as McMaster University, the University of Waterloo, the University of Ottawa and the University of Western Ontario, the University of Calgary, the University of Victoria, École Polytechnique de Montréal, McGill University the ETS in Montréal and the Université Laval in 2006.
Links 10 and 36 are bad. Do we have any evidence to back up this claim? "Some of the United States of America regulate the use of terms such as "computer engineer" and even "software engineer". These states include at least Texas and Florida. Texas even goes so far as to ban anyone from writing any real-time code without an engineering license." --Pandnp (talk) 20:52, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Lack of Measurability
I would like to add to this article a description of the fact that software engineers do not yet use precise measurements for their work. My first attempt has been reversed only 2 hours after I entered it. Could anyone please let me know how this information should be entered, so it can stay in? Martin Rösch (talk) 20:43, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
- To stay in, it needs to be verifiable by means of a reference to the reliable source in which the "fact" has been published. If it has not already been published, it is regarded as original research and would not be acceptable in Wikipedia. --David Biddulph (talk) 20:58, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
- I would like to say that Software Engineers do use measurements, and some of those have standards - they just don't use inches or millimetres. See the Wikipedia article on Software metrics. Jarod (talk) 13:35, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
PEO Licencing Software Engineers
That link #28 (as of Feb 10, 2014) is currently broken. The article which that link is supposed to point to is also six years out of date. The PEO currently accepts Software Engineering as a valid "stream" and licences engineers who practice Software Engineering (in Ontario). I'm in that stream to receive my certification. This paragraph requires some cleanup. Jarod (talk) 21:45, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
the use of capital and small letters
I'm not a native speaker: I have seen at least three variations throughout this article to write software engineer. Which one is correct in the middle of a sentence, not the beginning: Software Engineer, software engineer or Software engineer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 12:41, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
- I believe when referring to a title or name it is proper to capitalize all words, so "Software Engineer" is correct. Jarod (talk) 13:07, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
- I see your problem. When referring to a person who holds the title, it is correct to capitalize all words, as in my previous statement as it becomes a proper noun. When referring to a generic group of people who all work in the same field, all lower-case is correct as in the following example: "Not all of the software engineers are good at programming in Cobol." The only time the mixed case should show up is if you are using the generic reference to begin a sentence, such as: "Software engineers are smart." The opposite mixed case should never show up: "software Engineer" is never appropriate. Jarod (talk) 13:49, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
- PEO. "CEAB accredits first software programs". Retrieved 2007-04-10.
- CCPE. "Software Engineering Syllabus - 2004". Retrieved 2007-04-10.
- University of Victoria. "Full Accreditation granted to our Software Engineering Degree (BSEng) Program!". Retrieved 2007-12-09.
- McGill University. "Full Accreditation has been granted to our Software Engineering Degree (B.S.E.) Program!". Retrieved 2008-04-10.
- Université Laval. "Accréditation par le BCAPI". Retrieved 2008-01-05.