- a person or company that develops real estate on a speculative basis
- Comput. a person or company that develops software, applications, etc.
- Photog. a chemical used to develop film, plates, etc.
- One that develops: a developer of hidden talent.
- A person who develops real estate, especially by preparing a site for residential or commercial use.
- A chemical used to render visible the image recorded on a photosensitive surface.
- A person or entity engaged in the creation or improvement of certain classes of products.
- A real estate developer; a person or company who prepares a parcel of land for sale, or creates structures on that land.
- A film developer; a person who uses chemicals to create photographs from photograph negatives.
- A liquid used in the chemical processing of traditional photos.
- A software developer; a person or company who creates or modifies computer software.
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developer - Computer Definition
A person or organization that designs and writes software. The term generally refers to the commercial software field, but it may also refer to employees creating internal applications within an enterprise. The developer job title has become very popular in the 21st century, and it is often used synonymously with "programmer." However, a developer implies more than just coding. Developers are typically involved with the user interface as well as the programming, although one person may not be responsible for both. See UI designer and user interface. Software Is All About Developing The software business is a service industry that involves human thinking almost exclusively. This contrasts with computer hardware or any other industry that makes equipment, whereby manufacturing is a major part of the business. The only physical manufacturing in software is the CD or DVD package for retail sales; however, very few applications find their way to a store shelf these days because software distribution is mostly on the Web. Sometimes when ordering online, optical media are an extra-cost option for backup. See software publisher, software engineer, programmer and systems programmer.