The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your
kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct, no programming
questions and please don't post ads.
Acoording to my understanding, those who are woking on building the kernal of the operating systems, who deal with complex algorithms, implement functionality in Assembly, C, and C++ language are the most specialized from technical and domain front.
Which IT job/specialization do you think is THE most specialized?
No-one here understands what I do, which means I can bluff to anyone but does mean if I have so much as a lunchbreak and something looks like going wrong they all panic and queue up waiting for me to return.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
No-one here understands what I do, which means I can bluff to anyone but does
mean if I have so much as a lunchbreak and something looks like going wrong they
all panic and queue up waiting for me to return.
That may go for all the blind men leading other blind men and being led by yet other blind men. Among so many of those the one-eyed is king and automatically moves to the lower ranks of the charts when it comes to being exchangable.
It's not exactly specialized but people found it hard to say exactly what my ex-wife did.
She sold sea shells on the sea shore.
Girl: (staring) "Why do you need an icy cucumber?"
“I want to report a fraud. The government is lying to us all.”
I wouldn't let CG touch my Abacus!
When you're wrestling a gorilla, you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is.
Cogito ergo thumb - Sucking my thumb helps me to think.
Technical writer. I've yet to see one that was worth a damn.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997
Yes, I would say that we're all fairly easily replaceable at this point due to how many jobs have been loss (and continue to be). Even after all the shoes I filled over the years in IT (network admin, server admin, monitor carrier (glad they're lighter now), database admin, web developer, and now in incident management for one of the largest operations centers there are (think of one of the biggest names in online email not being gmail or yahoo). I can tell you that I'm still pretty easily replaceable. Even looking around me at some of the more .. professional professionals .. I can say that even with all their amazing skill sets, they're still replaceable within a short time frame. I think the days of being anything otherwise are over. Must have been cool to be IT in the 80s. More respectable perhaps?
Safety-critical, mission-critical software.
Pure and simple.
Software in which if there is a single 'bug', it may directly cause the deaths of one or more humans.
The absolute pinnacle.
And we utterly shun "C" & "C++" with very, very good reason.
The most complex IT job is the SCE, or Specialty Coffee Engineer*.
Especially steaming up the cream, cuz we'd use the crop of the organic raw milk!
This job is a 24/7/365 demand that has literally no end in sight ...
* I actually convinced my manager to let me bring my little brother on at Apple to do just that for almost 2 months; though, on the books he was a "contract software test associate". His excellent coffees allowed him to get away with crappy testing results! (He did become a solid tester ... eventually.)
The best way to improve Windows is run it on a Mac.
The best way to bring a Mac to its knees is to run Windows on it.
~ my brother Jeff
I would say writing software for the space shuttle is the most specialised IT job. For me programming any sort of hard real time system where the choice of int over long can spell the difference between life and death, is an extremely specialised IT job.
The cream of the crop IT Job is the one where you are so involved technically in more that one area of technology. That way everyday is a new challenge. You get to be known as the person who has a complete understanding of systems from end to end.
I knew a guy who read the entire book on sendmail. He now has a nice consulting business writing sendmail rules for companies. It's not that no one can follow in his footsteps. It's just that no one wants to.
Last Visit: 31-Dec-99 18:00 Last Update: 16-Aug-17 11:00