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Re: I'm all for the type of job posting Skip Huffman made

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 01, 2005 at 23:25 UTC ( #504776=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I'm all for the type of job posting Skip Huffman made

I would like to see a section of the Monastery devoted to these kinds of posts. Maybe, a new feature is required that allows someone to completely ignore a section of the Monastery. But, that kind of entrepreneurship should be encouraged by the Monastery, not squished.

As for policing ... nothing's wrong with the current methods and there's no reason to think they won't be sufficient.


My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
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Re^2: I'm all for the type of job posting Skip Huffman made
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Nov 02, 2005 at 05:35 UTC

    I'm not trying to be contentious, here, but why should it be? I don't think the site has anything as definite as a mission statement (in fact, I sort of hope it doesn't), but if it did, I'd be very surprised to see "nurturing small businesses" anywhere on it. In particular, why is this more relevant to a Perl programming site than, say, any of the dozen or so database-related questions I've seen considered with "deleteónot Perl" as the reason?



    If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
        --Michael Flanders

      Because of the number of Perl advocacy meditations we seem to be dealing with.

      My criteria for good software:
      1. Does it work?
      2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

        I'm not entirely clear on your point, here. Is there a logical connection between Perl advocacy and small business development that I'm somehow missing?



        If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
            --Michael Flanders

      I agree that "nuturing small business" would be inappropriate. But what about "encouraging professional opportunities for Perl users"?

      Skip
      In particular, why is this more relevant to a Perl programming site than, say, any of the dozen or so database-related questions I've seen considered with "deleteónot Perl" as the reason?

      I'm sure you asked this question seriously, so I'm wondering what fault you will find in the obvious answer: because the offer was for a Perl programming position. If it had been for a database administrator or an IT manager or a Java programmer, it would have been considered, downvoted, and reaped and if it got any responses at all they would have been rebukes. But, to Perl programmers, information about Perl programming jobs might have value.

      † Emphasis added.

      -sauoq
      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      

        I find fault in the presumption that more of us are unemployed than using Oracle. ;-)

        More seriously, and leaving aside the transient/permanent issue (though I do think it's an important one), I personally find the connection between "solving technical problems encountered while using Perl" and "solving technical problems encountered while using MySQL" to be stronger than the connection between the former and "seeking employment based on my existing Perl knowledge." Obviously, both are stronger than the connection to "seeking employment as a database administrator," but that particular question is not on the table.

        This is somewhat tangential to the point I was trying to make, however, since the antecedent of "this" was not SkipHuffman's post (which I cheerfully ignored until it became a subject of controversy), but rather "nurturing small businesses", which I positted in response to dragonchild's apparent assertion that Perlmonks had an affirmative obligation to encourage entrepreneurship. With which assertion I (as you might guess) disagree.



        If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
            --Michael Flanders

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