Perl Skills Test

Piers Cawley pdcawley at
Sun Nov 6 07:36:28 GMT 2011

On Saturday, November 5, 2011, Zbigniew Łukasiak <zzbbyy at> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Dave Cross <dave at> wrote:
>> Interesting question from a training client:
>> "Do you know of a general Perl skills test (on-line or paper) that we
>> give to our Perl developers before you turn up.
>> The idea is that the output could feed into the training you are doing
>> us."
>> I don't[1]. Does anyone else have any ideas? I suppose I could write
>> something. But I don't really have time.
>> I don't want to get into the whole certification issue. That's not what
>> is about at all.
> I guess it might be too late - but has among others also
> Perl tests.  These are on-line, automated tests where you write a
> short script and they run it against some precompiled input data and
> test for correctness and that they finish in some reasonable time.
> The tests are not meant to find the best candidate in the crowd - but
> only to filter out those that cannot code at all and I believe they
> are pretty efficient in that.
> For a full disclosure - I know the founder personally and I envy his
> business idea.

While I just wonder how good his sandbox is.

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