Programmers with network engineering skills

david raistrick drais at icantclick.org
Mon Feb 27 14:31:55 CST 2012


On Mon, 27 Feb 2012, Owen DeLong wrote:

> I think you're more likely to find a network engineer with (possibly limited)
> programming skills.

While I'll agree about the more likely, if I needed a coder who had a firm 
grasp of networking I'd rather teach a good coder networking, than try to 
teach the art and magic of good development to a network guy.

I think it really comes down to which you need: a hardcore network 
engineer/architect who can hack up code, or a hardcore developer who has 
or can obtain enough of a grasp of networking fundementals and specifics 
to build you the software you need him to develop.

The ones who already know both ends extremely well are going to be -very- hard to find, but 
finding one who can learn enough of the other to accomplish what you need 
shouldn't be hard at all.

oh wait, that's an echo I hear isn't it.


...d (who is not exactly the former though I've played one for TV, and not 
at all the later)

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