[Princeton-pm] Princeton Perl Mongers
uber.spaced at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 17:10:10 PDT 2010
There are many facets to programming languages. If I were to bluntly and
directly answer your question about learning the Perl programming language,
I'd recommend books like "Learning Perl". I would also recommend you get a
Linux box, run "perldoc perldoc", and "perldoc perl" and read.
If you are talking about learning the "culture", there are some things you
must learn, and some you must unlearn. Some people are nit-picky. For
instance, from your email: "I am currently working on<space><space>Perl
requirement", that's missing an 'a' or an 's' somewhere. Probably an 'a'.
When people who deal with this stuff all the time, like me for instance,
they think "that was blindly copied and pasted into a hastily written
template email". That puts us off a bit. The next sentence is missing a
I shall quote the all truthful wikipedia for an article on culture:
You should also verse yourself in the Jargon file, which is referenced in
Now, to speak more seriously: Your company's skill assessment tests were
severely out dated and irrelevant, especially with regard to Perl. They
were just terrible.
On a lighter note, yes, learn Perl. Perl is good.
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Andriano, Krista
<kandrian at teksystems.com>wrote:
> To All,
> I am sending this e-mail because I am new to the IT industry and especially
> regarding Perl. I work for TEKsystems as an IT recruiter and I am currently
> working on Perl requirement. Would any of you have some time to speak with
> me regarding Perl for some education on the program language. I have
> conducted my own research, but still find it challenging to understand the
> whole concept revolving it. This is not what so ever an e-mail asking if you
> might know any Perl Developers, but rather I am looking to be educated on
> this skill. I would greatly appreciate any assistance or guidance that you
> can provide. Also, I saw on the Princeton-PM website that there was a
> meeting in September; will there be another one in October?
> Looking forward to hearing from you.
> *Krista Andriano, TEKsystems
> *1 Sylvan Way, 1st Floor, Parsippany NJ 07054
> T 973.630.2352
> F 973.630.7091
> *kandrian at teksystems.com* <cpuglies at teksystems.com>
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