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Job ad wants VC++ with Linux - why?
« on: September 14, 2007, 09:32:35 pm »
I came across a job ad that seemed to indicate that the project is to be done in VC++.  Assuming this is a not a fake ad (the laundry list was not TOO exhaustive, and it doesn't seem to be one in any case), what would be the reason that any project done in VC++ would need any expertise in Linux?  I suppose it could be a conversion, but usually those ads would say so.

The office of Borkeragio is currently seeking a Visual C++/SQL Server Developer <snip>  The position requires a good working knowledge of MS Visual Studio, C++ and MFC.   <snip>  Demonstrated, extensive knowledge of C/C++. Distributed systems experience. Real-Time data acquisition experience. Experience with any of the following would be a distinct advantage: GUI design, process or control systems, C#, communications protocols. Understanding Raw Ethernet and low-level messaging constructs, Software development for Real-Time data acquisition systems and Development under Linux operating system.


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Re: Job ad wants VC++ with Linux - why?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 04:04:51 am »
I don't know about this particular case, but in one previous job I was hired to support an app with a GUI that was developed in MS Visual Studio, and also to do development of the interface to a backend that had to work in Linux and Windows.  So they wanted both VS and Linux experience.