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Re: Perl Passion websiteby afoken (Canon)
|on Feb 12, 2010 at 11:13 UTC||Need Help??|
Hmmm, I think that collecting certificates is not the proper way to learn a language, neither a natural language nor a computer language. Collecting experience by using the language is way superior to collecting nicely printed pieces of paper.
Until yesterday, I've never heard of javapassion.com, maybe because I don't use Java that much, maybe because it's simply not that important. I don't know. Now, I had some free minutes to look at the page. From the front page, I have the impression that this is a one man show, not much of a community, and following some links didn't change that impression. The announcement stating that the content will cost money in the near future doesn't make a better impression.
If you want to support Perl, there are better ways:
You considered yourself being a newbie. I don't think that this is the best qualification for someone willing to teach on a given subject. Or is your plan just to provide a platform that the "real" Perl gurus are expected to fill with content, lessons and the like? Let me assume you would really get them to work for you for free. Who will take care of administrating the platform? You as a newbie? I don't think that even that would be a good idea. Newbies often run into traps that make their work vulnerable. I don't think we need yet another platform written in Perl that is vulnerable to trivial attacks.
Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)