January 10, 2004

brian on Perl certification

Perl Certifications are a hot topic (again) - brian d foy doesn’t like Perl certification and I couldn’t agree more. I recognize that it’s difficult for companies to ascertain if someone actually knows what they’re talking about in the absence of honest references. (Which, BTW, is a shameful side-effect of our lawsuit crazy culture.) But IMO certification is just another method The Man uses to treat you like a cog that can be measured by numbers rather than as a human being.

Plus: how hardcore is brian to post this from Iraq? Wow.

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