Programmers with network engineering skills

Keegan Holley keegan.holley at
Fri Mar 2 16:45:18 CST 2012

2012/3/2 Randy Bush <randy at>

> > In my experience the path of least resistance is to get a junior
> > network engineer and mentor he/she into improving his/hers programming
> > skills than go the other way around.
> and then the organization pays forever to maintain the crap code while
> the kiddie learned to program.  right.  brilliant.
> +1 Although, I've seen the opposite where a brilliant developer writes
wonderful code, leaves and you are left with a similarly difficult
situation since there are no more programmers in the department and no
brilliant developers willing to do programming that requires in depth
knowledge of networking.

> Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a
> violent psychopath who knows where you live. -- Martin Golding
> randy

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