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2132 COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS
 


    Computer programmers write, test and maintain computer programs to meet the needs of users of computer systems.

    Tasks include:

    (a) studying program intent, output requirements, nature and sources of input data, internal checks and other controls required in consultation with Computer systems designers and analysts and subject-matter specialists-.

    (b) preparing detailed logical workflow charts and diagrams and establishing sequence of steps for data input and computer processing operations;

    (c) writing and providing detailed documentation of computer programs in a machine code, assembler, or high-level language such as PL/l, COBOL, FORTRAN, PASCAL, BASIC or C, based when necessary on specifications provided by Computer systems designers and analysts, and testing programs to eliminate errors-.

    (d) maintaining computer programs and their documentation to take account of changed input or output specifications or hardware configurations;

    (e) performing related tasks-.

    (f) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Programmer

  • Programmer, communications

  • Programmer, database


   
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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.