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Who is best?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arunram, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Arunram

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    Hello all,
    There s a debate all over the world regarding who is best A NETWORK ENGINEER or A SOFTWARE ENGINEER? i also wanna know who is best? My question s based on intelligence,ability to think,being innovative etc... and not on wages.... i need many of ur guys replies...... i know that without network engineers,software engineers are not fully done and vice versa....so come on fill ur replies.......
     
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  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Er...

    No, don't feel like playing.

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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Its like saying whats best KFC or McDonalds personally I prefer Burger King :D
     
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  4. zebulebu

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    Dude - srsly?

    You asked almost the exact same question a few days back. As then, there is no answer to your question. If you're here on a wind-up - please stop it.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    There ISN'T a debate all over the world about this. They're two separate fields. That's like asking whether lawyers or doctors are best.

    But to answer your question, the one who is best doesn't need validation or confirmation that he is best.
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    if you are interested in networking then do networking if you would rather program then program.

    If your main interest in IT is which career will get you the most money then you will have a hard time.

    The IT field is a hard path and people only do well in it if they are genuinley enjoy what they are doing.

    When I did my HND I found that my best subjects where Database design with Oracle and PL/SQL but I didn't enjoy it so I didn't persue a career in it. Although I could have made a decent living from doing it I would rather be doing what I do now and thats fixing PCs and building PCs aswell as solving issues. I enjoy it more but the money isn't as good as being a DBA.

    Never go for the money in a career that doesn't really interest you as you will end up failing big time and making problems for other people.
     
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  7. zebulebu

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    It is?

    Tell that to Crito

    On second thoughts, don't bother - he'll be along soon to tell you its not true :biggrin
     
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    ^ Couldn't agree more with GreenBruceLee

    Money is great and enables you to do a lot in life but what kind of life will you have doing something you don't like doing, and believe me, I've seen many fellas in our place come to literally HATE I.T. but can't leave because the money is too good
     
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    Whats best? ME 8)

    No seriously ME!
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    That's right... Or it's the person who you need at that moment in time :)

    -Ken
     
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  11. Crito

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    In Texas and Ontario it's illegal to call yourself and engineer unless you have an engineering degree and have passed an engineering licensing exam. Anyone can call themselves a specialist or professional, however, even if they don't have a !@#$in' clue what they're doing.

    DBA pays well, but you'll need to be a jack-of-all-trades these days, doing development, administration and analysis/reporting. Software developers are increasingly doing the database design. Network administrators are increasingly doing the database maintenance. And business analysts are increasingly doing the data warehousing and business intelligence (and many of those guys used to be on Wall Street and have MBAs). So the only way you can really compete is to do all three jobs for the price of one. :ohmy
     
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    Arunram do you know kobem? Or are you one and the same?:dry
     
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  13. Arunram

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    That question was different dude....pl see that clearly....
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    Yep a guy I know who is top notch at what he does says when he goes home at night or when he gets home that he can't stand to look at a computer let alone use one.

    I hope you don't mean Windows ME just Me :D
     
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    do you mean breakout the :popcorn ?
     
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    That is, if the fascist police state doesn't first arrest him and execute him for treason and other high crimes. :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Nope, he's still alive and kickin'! :p DON'T LET THEM TAKE YOU ALIVE, CRITO!!! :gun
     
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  17. Arunram

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    wat s a kobem? i dont know wat s that....
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    it was some bloke (I think) who asks the same daft questions in different ways :D
     
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  19. tripwire45
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    Let's try to bring this thread back down to earth, shall we? I think the question has already been answered. There is no "better" or "worse" in terms of a career track. It just depends on what you enjoy doing more and where your talents lie.
     
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