Admin to Programmer

Everybody is talking about Cloud Computing these days. In fact, I read one survey that stated Cloud Computing was one of the leading tech topics for 2010. In legacy systems, you have programmers coding to network APIs. And sys admins manage workstations and servers. Roles get switched up in the cloud computing world. The sys admins have to learn a lot more tech.

Sys admins act more like programmers in cloud computing. Examples include script languages such as Python and PHP. They need to know SOAP and REST. The also need to become familiar with managing virtual machines. Admins may also need to ramp up on agile development.

It sounds like a system administrator job sound pretty existing in the cloud.