[Cialug] Coding Horror
me at digitaljeff.com
Sun Dec 13 21:46:16 CST 2009
Ken, I agree with you for the most part.
The longer you are in the IT field as either a programmer/developer or
I think you tend to develop some of those cross-trained skills. Even
will always be a little better at one, depending on what your talent
I would expect a more green programmer to maybe not have learned to keep
copy of the code, but someone who has been coding for several years
should know better.
That obviously will depend on your environment somewhat. If you work for a
mid to large company your job might be compartmentalized enough that you
don't even have the opportunity (on the job) to expand into some of
Many of those folks will only learn those other skills if they're doing
hobby IT or freelance work.
> IMHO, developers don't usually have very good system administration
> skills and systems administrators don't usually have very good
> software development skills. To be successful you either need both
> skill sets in one person or people with complimentary skill sets
> working together.
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