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Re: Is PerlMonks relevant for one's Perl marketability?

by runrig (Abbot)
on Sep 07, 2012 at 14:43 UTC ( #992323=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is PerlMonks relevant for one's Perl marketability?

If "learning stuff" increases your marketability, then yes, it's true.
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Re^2: Is PerlMonks relevant for one's Perl marketability?
by technojosh (Priest) on Sep 11, 2012 at 16:20 UTC
    Suppose this is the sentiment I'd agree with. I've basically never* been asked about my participation on PerlMonks. I have, however, used some of the trickery I've learned here to place me ahead of the pack in my chosen niche.

    *I can only recall being asked one single time in the past decade, by a coworker, if I was "on" this site...

      From my point of view, it's not so much as "having an account on PM" that counts. It's more like, if someone tries to get a job as Perl programmer but doesn't know that (s)he can search PM for answers, that person is bound to run into troubles either during the job interview or the probation period...

      "I know what i'm doing! Look, what could possibly go wrong? All i have to pull this lever like so, and then press this button here like ArghhhhhaaAaAAAaaagraaaAAaa!!!"

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[Corion]: haukex: Yes, but if it's only supposed to run on my machine, I can be far more liberal with how I extract the code etc.
[Corion]: haukex: Yes - I see the benefit of using Dist::Zilla for people with 150+ modules on CPAN, but I don't see it for myself, and I'm always put off from contributing to such modules because they require a lot of toolchain setup that I don't want to ...
[Corion]: ... spend time on if I only want to provide a short patch
[haukex]: Corion: Yes exactly, in the author tests I don't worry about portability as much, I also don't list the author tests' dependencies in Makefile.PL
[haukex]: I figure someone who wants to contribute will know how to install the missing modules ;-) Not the nicest way to go but I don't think many people are using my modules yet

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