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Re: Re: Re: Re^2: How to measure Perl skills?

by optimist (Beadle)
on Mar 27, 2004 at 01:13 UTC ( #340182=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re^2: How to measure Perl skills?
in thread How to measure Perl skills?

This is a really nice idea. Because actually, I think the skill you actually want to test for with this is not so much working with incomplete specifications, as much as recognizing them. I've known programmers who would get a project, think they understood what was required, and only after coding for a month realize there was some unspecified but very crucial detail, and how it actually needed to be worked out ended up invalidating a large chunk of what they'd already done.

I guess the best way to get real world ambiguity would be to ask marketing to write up the test problems :-)


Comment on Re: Re: Re: Re^2: How to measure Perl skills?
Re^6: How to measure Perl skills?
by QM (Vicar) on Mar 28, 2004 at 02:24 UTC
    To paraphrase:
    ...skill in recognizing incomplete specifications.
    Yes, ++...that's what I wanted to say (now that I've seen you say it).

    I guess the best way to get real world ambiguity would be to ask marketing to write up the test problems :-)
    Umm, you do want to actually hire someone, don't you? Or do you take demonic pleasure in seeing them run screaming from the building? ;-)

    BTW, see Dilbert of 21/Mar/2004.

    -QM
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    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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