Programming is a hot topic in the networking and infrastructure engineering world today, but why? Are engineers going to be required to learn how to write software? How does the industry expect to benefit from engineers having programming skills?
In this Infotrek episode, after covering the weekly news items, we talk about the future of engineer skill sets and who may or may not benefit from learning how to write code.
John W Kerns is a Hybrid Engineer focused on network and data center (systems, virtualization, etc.) technologies.
Derek Pocoroba, CCIE 18559, is the Director of Enterprise Networking and focuses on network architecture and design for customers.
Mike Aossey is the Director of Practice Management and works day to day overseeing SMEs and architecting VoIP solutions.
John, Derek, and Mike are all colleagues at a VAR based in Southern California.
HP announces new hyperconverged system – The Register
Google shares software network load balancer design – Google Cloud Platform Blog
Topic: Getting Started in Programming
- Everybody is talking about it. What is the big deal?
- Why would an infrastructure engineer be interested in programming?
- What types of engineers would benefit the most from learning it? Who would benefit least?
- What languages are best for different types of engineers? Any languages that have little value?
- What will the next generation of infrastructure engineer skill sets look like?
- Where are some good places to start learning?