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Re: Re: Re: Re: A Perl aptitude testby Jenda (Abbot)
|on May 06, 2003 at 12:10 UTC||Need Help??|
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.
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