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Re: How to measure Perl skills?

by lachoy (Parson)
on Mar 23, 2004 at 04:32 UTC ( #338888=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to measure Perl skills?

I think the approach from a recent job posting can be very useful -- let people solve a task over a period of time, see how they solve it and how well they can explain it. It gets around a lot of the issues people have with being nervous in an interview and, along with published code, will hopefully give you a good idea of what someone is capable of.

Chris
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Re (2): How to measure Perl skills?
by talexb (Canon) on Mar 23, 2004 at 19:41 UTC

    Hey, very cool job link. Thanks.

    It cuts right to the chase .. only the people who contact them in the appropriate manner can even get into the test. And you can bet that there are logs kept of every timestamped keystroke that the applicant made in solving the problem.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Life is short: get busy!

    Update .. and if you go up one level from the web page that links from jobs.perl.org to 'more information' you get this freaking page which strikes me as hilarious.

Re: Re: How to measure Perl skills?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Mar 23, 2004 at 20:21 UTC
    Strange job posting, requiring "Fearlessness" and a "decent selection of musical CD's" to qualify for the job. Referring to a mercenary background and having stacks of "Vietnam era" music would land me the job?

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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