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Difference between Web and Software Developer

Web developers and software engineers are working with computers and coding. But what is the difference? Their jobs can include visiting customers to negotiate their desires and budget and then build what they want.

But the main points are in actual development:

Web developers focus specifically on web design and web creation, while software engineers develop more complex computer programs or applications. Engineers determine how computer programs work and write the code that ensures the proper functioning of the program.


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Web Developer

Web developers are responsible for how and how a website appears and functions. These professionals need to be creative in order to develop original site designs, and they also need to be able to work on a computer for long periods of time while programming the design of the site. They need to pay close attention to their work in order to avoid errors that affect the site's function.

Web developers should learn several programming languages, including HTML or XML, PHP, Javascript and others used in web development.

However, with the technology developing web development is becoming easier, as there are many low code or no code options available, so anyone can now create a simple website without any skills in programming. That is why web developers' future jobs would have less demand and their salaries are not growing too fast.



Software Developer

Software developers should be able to write computer programming code, learn computer basics, computer architecture, and data structure, as well as mobile application development and web development.

In order to make innovative enhancements to existing software or to create a proposal for a new system, software engineers have to be creative too. They will need to be thorough and carefully assess their work so they can ensure they meet the programming needs of their client effectively.

Software Developers have a lot of possibilities to focus on certain areas of development and master skills in the chosen field. They have better chances to grow their career, as well as salaries while working on more complex projects.


IT Academy STEP Cambodia accepts new students to join a professional program in Software Development, that includes a module on web development too. Join us in and in 2.5 years you can become a skilled software developer and support in getting your employment. All our graduates are employed and confirm that studying with IT Academy STEP helped them to get a well-paid job.

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