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I believe certification is wrong. I'd prefer NOT to pacify some HR or IT manager who can't otherwise do their job. There are better ways than certification to evaluate a prospective programmer. If your existing programming staff can't evaluate a perl programmer, hire an outside firm. You'll only need them on the first one, then you'll either have a proven product, or at the very least, know what to ask the next one. Let the results be the deciding factor.

Now, having said this, it's also very important to have testing milestones, to avoid going too far down the right road with the wrong person. This allows the entire process to be 'almost' language independent. Thanks for letting me weigh in on this. I'm currently certified in nothing, nor do I have a CS degree, but I've been programming for 3 decades in over a dozen languages, and I have yet to meet an HR person that's even remotely competent.

In reply to Re: Perl Certification revisited by Aim9b
in thread Perl Certification revisited by cosmicperl

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