Skip to content


What sysadmin things should every programmer know?

I recently joined ServerFault; a new forum for system administrations, built by the same guys that developed Stack Overflow for programmers.

One of the first posts I came across asked:

“As a programmer, we tend to take sysadmins for granted. The few times I’ve been without a good sysadmin have really made me appreciate what you guys do. When we’re venturing into an environment without a sysadmin, what words of wisdom can you offer us?”

I love these sorts of questions.  I enjoy sharing what actually works in the real world and come up with the infrastructure to support best practices.

I have come across all sorts of information and advice for both programmers and sysadmins.  In this series, I’ll go over my response to this question and the background of why I believe this stuff.

Posted in Tech.


No Responses (yet)

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.