SDN Should Not Require Programming – Per Se

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There has been a lot of controversy about how the network engineering profession will change in the future, thanks to SDN (Software Defined Networking).  Because network decisions will now be controlled by software, many think the network engineering profession will have to learn programming.  While this may be true in some cases, I do not believe it to be true in the majority of the cases. If you break down the acronym, it will say "Software-Defined" networking.  This means software that has previously been written to accomplish a specific task will be deployed on the network.  Do you need...