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By anonimouse (Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 11:23:55 AM EST) keep off the moors (all tags)
Well the interviews are coming thick and fast...

2 phone interviews today, one for a Perl role based in Birmingham, the second for a role based near to where I'm working in Berkshire. 
Both went well and I'm expecting a face to face for the Berkshire role and an actual offer for the Birmingham role. There's one problem with the Birmingham role though - because they've run out of office space they want me to work in their offices in North Yorkshire.

I also did a Javascript test for a role in London, my earlier attempt to work in London having failed. The test guy said my Javascript was  "very procedural and jQuery focussed". Personally I thought this was a bit evil as the skeleton they'd asked me to build on only had jQuery installed, so I made the assumption that they wanted me to do everything in jQuery. I've sent them an update using Backbone in an MV(C) structure. Honestly I think writing Javascript MVC stylee is an exercise in masochism.

Incidentally if anyone can tell me the best way to route button clicks (from outside a view) into actions on a model/collection in Backbone I'd love to know.

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Writing javascript by gmd (3.00 / 1) #1 Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 07:52:36 PM EST

whatever the idiomatic style is an exercise in masochism. I strongly suggest you go the pearl route, but only after having read and inwardly digested my good friend Jon Erikson's definitive guide to why pearl is better than python. (this way, when the interviewer throws you a python curve ball, you will be ready for it).

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