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How do you show off your work to prospective clients?by punch_card_don (Curate)
|on May 11, 2009 at 19:35 UTC||Need Help??|
punch_card_don has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Mucho Gusto Monks,
So you've built up this massive repertoire of Perl projects, not to mention some pretty advanced and complex front ends to interface to them. And you're thinking it's time to look for new business or greener pastures.
Just one problem - everything you've done the last 5 years is confidential, proprietary, hidden behind password access systems and strictly off-limits for dog and pony shows. And this isn't the kind of stuff you can easily create your own sanitized demo site for, unless you'v got two months availabe with nothing else to do.
Besides, even if you did do that, what'll you show? A web page with some form fields, fill them in, hit enter, get a confirmation page. Big woop. Zero indication of the gymnastics going on that retrieved the initial page population data, vetted the new input, cross-referenced with other data, re-formatted it, and stored it.
And of course showing the source code would be a contractual no-no.
"Hi, Don super Perl programmer offering his services."
"So, what ya done, Don?"
"Oh, marvellous, wonderous things."
"Excellent, show me one."
"Uh, well, you see...."
What do others do?
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