I interview Eric Chou – author of the book: Mastering Python Networking: Your one-stop solution to using Python for network automation, DevOps, and Test-Driven Development.
He tells us his views of what to study in 2019. Is OpenFlow dead? Is it worth learning OpenFlow? Should you study for CCNA? Or CCNP? Or even CCIE? Or should you just study Python?

Which is better to learn first? Python or Ansible?

Eric’s Introduction: 1:09
Eric’s Experience: 2:20
Microsoft and Azure and Cloud: 3:21
Cloud tips: 6:03
Enterprise vs Cloud experience: 8:08
CCIE: 8:55
CLI / CCIE transition to Python: 10:06
Which language should I learn? Python vs Go: 14:06
Why learn Python: 15:22
Could you do your job without Python? 17:52
CCNA versus Python: 18:50
CCNA first or Python first: 22:45
Python is important: 25:41
Is a CCIE worth it today: 28:00
Cloud providers changed networking: 30:56
Eric’s books: 33:59
Eric donates all money from book: 39:46
Is there required reading for this book: 41:13
Book is very practical – Python and Ansible: 46:55
Python versus Ansible: 47:54
Flask: 52:33
Why was OpenFlow removed? 56:03
Should I learn OpenFlow? 1:01:15
Time between book versions: 1:04:21
New Book: 1:06:04
Eric Contact details: 1:08:06

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Connect with Eric:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/choueric/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericchou
Blog: http://blog.pythonicneteng.com/

Here are some links on the things we have discussed:
Amazon Link for second edition of book: https://amzn.to/2PkMRiZ
Charity Donation Tracking for book royalties: http://blog.pythonicneteng.com/2017/10/mastering-python-networking-book.html
Microsoft Autopilot: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/osr2007.pdf
OpenFlow Tutorial with POX (one of my earlier OpenFlow posts): http://blog.pythonicneteng.com/2013/02/openflow-tutorial-with-pox.html
Packet Pusher Priority Queue 135 on first edition of book: https://packetpushers.net/podcast/pq-135-mastering-python-networking-book/#comment-8716
AWS Connect (Cloud-based call center): https://aws.amazon.com/connect/
My VoIP Patents: https://patents.justia.com/inventor/eric-chunyi-chou

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