Books for the NOC guys...
scott at sberkman.net
Fri Apr 2 08:50:38 CDT 2010
I just show them this:
From: Larry Sheldon [mailto:LarrySheldon at cox.net]
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 9:46 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Books for the NOC guys...
On 4/2/2010 08:39, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 02 Apr 2010 13:48:48 BST, Michael Dillon said:
>>> So, what are you having your up-and-coming NOC staff read?
>> In an attempt to wean them off of unmanageable PERL scripts
> There is not, and there never will be, a useful programming language that
> makes it the least bit difficult to write totally abominable
> unmaintainable code in.
> The ability of a programmer to write totally obtuse code is entirely
> orthogonal to the choice of implementation language. Some people just
> have good taste, and will produce train wrecks in any language. Remember
> it's possible to write Fortran-IV code in any language. :)
> Unless you teach them stuff like "Document the sources and expected types
> input data", "add useful comments that explain your choice of algorithms
> than "a++; /* Add one to A */", and "If the language supports operator
> overloading, don't be a bozo and abuse it", the code will be
"Teach them". Train them. Have standards. Enforce them (pay according
What a concept! We did that using Autocoder and COBOL.
What next? "Manage" them? Is that even legal?
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