On April 13th I will be, as they say, between jobs.1 I'm leaving behind a collection of Perl based programs and co-workers with little to no Perl knowledge.
In an email to my current boss I'm suggesting he assign people to read and do every exercise in Learning Perl and Learning Perl Student Workbook. I'm asserting that after having completed all the exercises the workers will have at least a foundation in Perl and the ability to (hopefully) understand the code I'm leaving them. I'm also asserting this can be done in three weeks by "learning" a chapter a day.
Is this reasonable?
Do you have other recommendations?
1 This is the good kind of "between jobs" where I start with a new department doing more interesting work on the following Monday.
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