[Phoenix-pm] Perl Best Practices
Metz, Bobby W, WCS
bwmetz at att.com
Thu Jul 14 10:39:03 PDT 2005
Ah, but as I've found out, management isn't up to speed on
programming languages like you pointed out...thus my FREE BrainBench
Perl cert looks very good on those pesky end of year reviews compared to
colleagues without one. That said, I think the BrainBench exam on Perl,
if viewed as the CCNA level cert for Perl, would be quite hard for a
novice to pass. I'm just amused that they charge for their tests when
anyone can use Google to find a free exam voucher, if they try hard
enough. Then BrainBench tends to offer you other tests for free each
month after you sign-up and pass the first one.
From: phoenix-pm-bounces at pm.org [mailto:phoenix-pm-bounces at pm.org]On
Behalf Of Scott Walters
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 10:38 AM
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Subject: Re: [Phoenix-pm] Perl Best Practices
> "Perl is doomed" to what, exactly?
The same obscurity as "academic" languages such as Scheme and OCaml --
other languages far more powerful and expressive then you'd guess
from how often they're used or hired for.
> But we're also getting waves of people who were taught Java as
> their first language (thats what NAU teaches, ew) and are now like
> that is some nasty Java code. But this OCaml/Haskell/Perl6 stuff is
Now that's a good point. And I've already stumbled across some horrid
in the wild.
By the way, a past thread on this list debated Perl certification (and
not those brainbench quizes, either). An argument from one side went
something like... in order to charge money for their trade,
general contractors, nurses, and practicioners several other skilled
all require a license, and this keeps the complete novices out of
professional positions where they can do harm.
> But I'm an optimist, so I may be biased towards Happyness :)
Quite the opposite here >=)
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