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Perl Certified!by gmpassos (Priest)
|on Apr 24, 2003 at 07:30 UTC||Need Help??|
(Please, don't flame, be opened and read all).
I already saw a lot of peoples asking for Perl certification, including the monastery, and some companies that do that. But in the first time that I saw that I think that this isn't a good thing, since Perl want to be a free thing, what is good.
But Perl is an amazing language were you can do everything, and in the most cases better than in any other languages. But Perl need to be used in commercial projects too, what can be done easy, you only need good programmers at it. But what we can't forget is that a companie is managed by peoples that see documents, official things, and the Open Source communitie is not much "official" in their mind (what is changing, thank good). And what they think when we say that we can't get a real certification for Perl?! We can't ask them to have the philosophy of Perl, to make the information free.
But I know that Perl programers want to win money with the knowledge that they have, since they know that Perl is good, and can make very good things. But as a project director in Brazil, I have a problem. I like Perl, since I'm a developer of Perl too, and want to use the best resources for the projects (like Perl) to make the best result. But here in Brazil the peoples buy the commercial things, since is cheap to make massive propaganda, and the peoples want to be prepared for what the market want (since the market buy the same thing). And my biggest problem is to find Perl programers, specially good Perl programers (with experience). So, most of Perl programers that work with me, I have taught Perl to them.
In the last week I was talking about that with other Perl programer here, and he was getting the certified for some other thing and want to get for Perl too. And think how good will be to find certified programers in Perl (a good certified of course).
Why not create a Perl certification group. The certified can be free, or if not all the money can go to the Perl community or any other Open Source project. And I started to make a list of what the programer need to know:
So I want to know what the monks think about the certification, what a Perl certified need to know and the market with Perl certification. About the knows, I just think that can't be much specific, like modules that work with external things, like the GUI modules (this is why the user can be free to chose the type). I will appreciate any type of reply including ideas for the knows (or maybe some one that want to really create the certification group).
Graciliano M. P.