This is a reasonable and interesting question. Hopefully it will produce much good discussion. Now to throw some fuel on the fire:
Where, exactly, is the "engineering" in software development?
Is it design? No; craftsmen design.
Is it gathering specifications? No; craftsmen gather specifications.
Is it meeting deadlines? No; craftsmen meet deadlines.
Is it knowing and using tools well? No; craftsmen know and use tools well.
Is it repeatability? No; craftsmen repeat their results.
Is it invention? No; craftsmen invent.
I don't want to set up a strawman argument here, so I ask again: where is the engineering?
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