Software Engineering Code of Ethics are certain guidelines for Software Developers/Programmers which are put together by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery in 1996.
It is expected from Software Engineers that they will follow these guidelines while doing their job.
Eight Software Engineering Code of Ethics Principles
|Public||Software Engineers should act consistently with the public interest|
|Client and Employer||Software Engineers should act in a manner which is in the best interest of their client/users|
|Product||Software Engineers should ensure that software developed by them meets the highest possible professional standards|
|Judgment||Software Engineers should maintain integrity/independence in their professional judgments|
|Management||Software Engineering Managers should promote an ethical approach to management of software development and maintenance|
|Profession||Software Engineers should advance the integrity and reputation of the profession consistent with the public interest|
|Colleagues||Software Engineers should be fair and supportive to their work colleagues|
|Self||Software Engineers should be a lifelong learner regarding different aspects of Software Engineering|
If your working as a Software Engineer in industry, then you may recognise these rules from Agreement which you signed with your company while joining. As most companies legally make their employees to adhere to these Eight Software Engineering Code Ethics.