Um... Quite a lot? Maybe... I think? 🤔
This question is a bit general and vague. It's kind of like asking: What do you understand by maintaining and fixing a car.
Where does one even begin? I wouldn't even know if you were looking for something specific and any answer I attempted to post was completely out in left field. 🤷♂️
My advice is to provide some context on what you're asking. It's unclear what the purpose of this question is. Knowing that might help with providing an answer.
Like... are you considering an opportunity to join a company in a development support role?
Are you trying to settle a debate between two buddies where one is claiming to be a hacker because he does patch fixes on production releases?
Did you read an article about a specific set of skills that seem to be too advanced for someone who maintains and updates software?
Remember, context helps with any question. Especially in any technical field.
Martin Taylor I'm a freshman at A&M so I asked a question that my friend asked me, he got an internship at Tesla. I started programming not too long ago, I have a good idea of what to respond if it were asked to me. I just wanted to hear your thoughts?...
Sounds like an interview question to me. Strangely enough you posted asking for interview questions too.
If you don't know the answer to this question you are not ready to apply for a programming position.