I am looking for some advice.
I graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Boston University in 2002. I learned C/C++ well in college and learned Java more loosely. I also took a databases course using SQL, and have some experience with PERL and Python.
I worked for 6 months as a civilian for the Navy programming C/C++. I quit and went on a few years of soul-searching.
It has been about 4 years since and I am wondering how I might go about getting into the computer programming or software engineering careers again. I figure that I am somewhat out of the loop.
What is the difference between software engineering and mere computer programming?
What skills would I need to brush up on to resume programming as a career?
What skills would I need to learn or refresh from my college education to become a software engineer and not just a computer programmer?
Also, any other thoughts you might have that you think are important to add would be much appreciated.
All the Best,