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RE: Programmers with network engineering skills
From: "Holmes,David A" <dholmes () mwdh2o com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:46:07 -0800
But my point is that each person who is capable to do so generally chooses their life's work, after working in and
trying out several capacities, and this is extremely common in IT environments where a person could have cycled through
programming, system admin, dba, networking, security, etc. For me, I prefer networking, and even a substantial raise
would not get me to design and write computer programs again. Life is short, networking professionals generally are in
high demand, and are in networking because they like it. Yes Perl scripting may become a temporary, necessary evil at
some point, but if the subject of coding comes up, many will move on.
From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy () psg com]
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 6:23 PM
To: Holmes,David A
Cc: North American Network Operators' Group
Subject: Re: Programmers with network engineering skills
programming is not being able to write a hundred lines of unreadable
a real programmer can be productive in networking tools in a matter of a
month or two. i have seen it multiple times.
a networker can become a useful real progammer in a year or three.
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