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I just took the free brainbench test. What a piece of CRAP!. I would never, ever, use it as a way to evaluate anybody's Perl proficiency.

To summ up the test let's say it is just a list of questions on bits of Perl trivia. On the kind of pieces of code that nobody in their right mind would use. Better work on those special variables efore taking it I tell you! And know your globals, << and >>, pack, and be ready to read (and understand) some awfull bits of code.

Too bad there is just nothing there that shows whether you can actually write a piece of code.

And of course it is just to easy to cheat, just fire up perl -d -e0 and you get most of the answers.

So I would recommend using it 2 ways:
- if you want to hire someone to maintain code written by BooK
- to watch the look of disgust on a canditate's face when you have them take the test in front of you (but they can probably sue you for extreme emotionnal distress).

And yes I passed, although certainly not with flying colors (what do I care about using globals to alias whatever...)

In reply to RE: Web-based certification services by mirod
in thread Web-based certification services by brother ab

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