Domain Knowledge

One of the most under-appreciated skills that programmers (and members of other professions as well) have; and a key reason why programmers aren't commodities. Domain knowledge is expertise in a particular problem area - especially problems which aren't the primary concern of a computer science curriculum.

Examples of important areas of domain knowledge that can help land you a job:

In many cases, DomainKnowledge can be very company- or site-specific, i.e.:

Generally, skills in a particular programming language (or programming skills in general) aren't considered a problem domain. Some computer topics are legitimate problem domains of their own, which one might acquire DomainExpertise? in:

In general, domain expertise is hard to come by (which is why it is so valuable). True domain expertise requires both a considerable amount of study in the topic (formal or informal), and a considerable amount of experience in design and implementation. One doesn't read the RedDragon? and become an expert in compilers; but if one reads the RedDragon? (and a few others) and works on GCC or a commercial compiler for a few years, one could start to claim domain expertise.
DomainKnowledge can be modelled with SemanticNets.
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