The basic role of a computer programmer is to create and modify the software programs that provide the instructions that tell a computer how to accomplish a specific task. They write these programs in special languages known as programming languages (such as C++) that allow computers to understand and accomplish the desired goals of the program.
In addition to write and create computer software, computer programmers are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of existing software, as well as modifying programs to meet the specific needs and desires of the end-users of the programs. To effectively understand and obtain the desired results from their software, programmers work closely with both the end-users and the system administrators of the networks running the software. When issues arise with their software, programmers in conjunction with network administrators and help desk support techs troubleshoot the problems and develop fixes for the specific problem.
- Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
- Test and document software for web sites.
- Work with designers and content producers.
The median pay of a computer programmer is HKD$263, 999.