UNIX Ive never asked Windows questions. All of my (recent) work has always been on Solaris and Linux machines, and I would expect experienced programmers to be able to understand and analyze machine and environment problems with things like top, and truss, as well as be comfortable with grep, sed, awk, tr, and the all-too-useful tail f. ... Databases I dont care if you know how to use select properly or even if you understand joins. I want to realize that you understand the limitations and limited usefulness of stored procedures, as well as concepts behind database indexes, and the differences between row-level, page-level, and table-level locking. ... Debugging skills - I dont give a rats ass about the built-in Visual Studio debugger. At this point in your career, you had better know how to read a core file with gdb or dbx. If nothing else, at least tell me you understand that there is usually a problem when the core dump reveals that the first parameter into an object method call is a null byte.
Yine aynı programcının Hanging by a thread yazısı da basit bir programlama hatasının nelere yol açabileceğini çarpıcı şekilde gösteriyor.