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A developer is an individual that builds and create software and applications. He or she writes, debugs and executes the source code of a software application.
A developer is also known as a software developer, computer programmer, programmer, software coder or software engineer.
A developer is the key individual behind all software applications. Generally, developers are well versed in at least one programming language and proficient in the art of structuring and developing software code for software or a program. Depending on job role and type of software developed, a developer may be classified as a software developer, application developer, mobile developer, Web developer, etc.
Although the primary job role is writing code, a developer also may gather requirements for software, design or overall software architecture, software documentation and other related software development processes.