Programmers with network engineering skills

Ray Soucy rps at
Tue Feb 28 14:05:06 UTC 2012

The right tool for the right job.

PHP (and the LAMP stack) can result in very quick development of systems
that will run on any vanilla Linux server.  In my experience, that has
turned out to be a huge benefit.

If you have a developer who knows C well, then they will more than likely
be able to use PHP properly.  I use both C and PHP myself, and have no
conflict.  I think they compliment each other nicely.  C for performance,
PHP for web applications or quick scrips.

C# and any .NET language on the other hand . . . now /that/ I question.

; )

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 1:21 AM, Noon Silk <noonslists at> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM, A. Pishdadi <apishdadi at> wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > i have been looking for quite some time now a descent coder (c,php) who
> has
> Just a practical comment here; part of your problem may be offering c
> and php together. I don't want to start a war, but I know that at the
> very least all the c programmers I know would considered php to be ...
> "horribly offensive". So, maybe seperating out these two roles (c and
> php programming) will help you.
> It is definitely true (speaking as a programmer, C# for several years)
> that seeing +PHP would instantly turn me off. Further, I'm sure that
> almost anyone who is still programming in c these days would have the
> level of networking knowledge you care about (and can train on top
> of).
> > a descent amount of system admin / netadmin experience. Doesn't
> necessarily
> > need to be an expert at network engineering but being acclimated in
> > understanding the basic fundamentals of networking. Understanding basic
> > routing concepts, how to diagnose using tcpdump / pcap, understanding
> > subnetting and how bgp works (not necessarily setting up bgp). I've
> posted
> > job listings on the likes of dice and monster and have not found any good
> > canidates, most of them ASP / Java guys.
> >
> > If anyone can point me to a site they might recommend for job postings or
> > know of any consulting firms that might provide these services that would
> > be greatly appreciated.
> --
> Noon Silk
> Fancy a quantum lunch?
> "Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy — the joy
> of being this signature."

Ray Soucy

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