the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at
Mon Aug 7 17:47:32 BST 2006

# from Uri Guttman
# on Monday 07 August 2006 07:36 am:

>this is why i expect to succeed in the perl hunting biz i am starting.
> i won't buzzword match and i expect to learn the real perl skills of
> the applicants and the real needs and skills of the shops.

Yes, let's get rid of the buzzword matching and maybe the 
$specific_experience >= 2+int(rand(11)) thing.

Checking the applicant's CPAN id against your client's installed modules 
might be a good first step.  Next, we could put JAPH's on our CV's and 
you can run them through Perl::Critic, etc :-)

"It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so 
--Murphy's Second Corollary

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