Perl Skills Test

Aaron Trevena aaron.trevena at
Mon Sep 26 14:37:51 BST 2011

On 26 September 2011 09:18, Peter Edwards <peter at> wrote:
> More recently I did a good test which was basically a pair programming
> exercise where you are given a spec, some partial code, and a unit test you
> could run but not inspect.
> Then using your editor of choice go and make the code pass the test and
> discuss with the technical director your thought processes and why and what
> you are doing.
> That seems to me a very reliable way of working out whether someone can
> deliver the goods. And also whether they can work in a team.

I had a go at code dojo at the recent Agile on the Beach conference
and thought to myself - this would be a handy technical test tool
: (and yes, it does
come in perl flavour)


Aaron J Trevena, BSc Hons
LAMP System Integration, Development and Consulting

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