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Re: Re: A Perl aptitude test

by Jenda (Abbot)
on May 05, 2003 at 16:11 UTC ( #255659=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A Perl aptitude test
in thread A Perl aptitude test

netstat? Unix::netstat? sar? If this aint domain specific syntactic fluff than what is?

I thought we are talking about a Perl test here, not a Unix admin one. If you asked me the only reply you could get is "I'd search CPAN and PerlMonks to find something I can use/tweak to our needs".

Jenda
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
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Re: Re: Re: A Perl aptitude test
by logan (Curate) on May 05, 2003 at 17:30 UTC
    Ah, but if you didn't know something about netstat or sar, you wouldn't be applying for a tool development job in a unix shop, would you? My point is that it's better to ask about the application of the skill than the syntactic details of the tool itself. If you were hiring a carpenter, you'd ask about how they would build different things, not the design of different types of hammers. Obviously, if you're applying for a postition in a Windows-based company or a development position where networking isn't an issue, the question would be different. The concept, however, remains valid.

    -Logan
    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

      Why not? It's (should be) the programming skills that matter, not the knowledge of the tools in a particular version of a particular OS. As long as there is someone who can tell me about sar I don't really need to know about it myself. Tool developer != admin.

      It takes no time to read the docs of such a tool, but it does take a lot of time to learn to design and write decent code.

      The interview should include concepts like flocking, pipes, non-blocking IO, semaphores/mutexes, sockets, ...

      If you were hiring a carpenter, you'd ask about how they would build different things, not the design of different types of hammers.

      I agree completely with this sentence, I just think you ARE asking about the design of a hammer.

      Jenda
      Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
         -- Rick Osborne

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