[Chicago-talk] Qualify Skills?
petemar1 at perlmonk.org
Sun Dec 5 14:03:00 CST 2004
Rather the following:
"...the exploits of jet-setting Java developers who've fondled James
Goslings' beard, superlative C++ engineers who've played with Bjarne
Stroustrup's bald pate or prominent Pythonistas who've slapped
Guido van Rossum's semprini..."
On Sun, 5 Dec 2004, petemar1 wrote:
> "Andy touched Larry's moustache twice..."
> That's what makes /Perl M([ou]nger|aniac|onk)s/ more of a community than
> the developers of any other language. I've never heard the exploits of
> prominent Java developers who've fondled James Goslings' beard,
> Bjarne Stroustrup's bald pate or Guido van Rossum's semprini.
> I believe that it's more effective for an interviewer to give a series of
> various technical tests than merely to demand a spot self-appraisal of an
> interviewee's Perl skills. The grading scale is useful for getting an
> answer to the question "Are you sure that you know what you know?"
> Also, the self-assessment varies as scope varies. A grade for general
> programming/computational science knowledge may be different from a
> self-assessment for Perl knowledge, which in turn may be different from a
> self-assessment for Perl knowledge used in the financial services
> industry, for example. The self-grade should be one of many interviewer
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