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  • There. Now that's unburied I can comment on it >=)

    I took a half hearted stab at the black hearts of those quasi-programmers, the increasingly popular sort who only deploy modules.

    You set me right. It's not over-willingness to deploy modules that causes me suspicious for their dedication and management's judgement in hiring them. Deploying modules is a safe route for the reasons you listed. Make the module test itself pretty well and then it's much less unit level testing the whole application has to
    • Well, so far my solution for the second problem (of getting companies to release stuff on CPAN) is basically.

      "If the code is part of our secret sauce we have to keep it secret. If it's NOT, and just general functionality, then by releasing it to the community we get other people to test our code free of charge. And people that find bugs will often fix them for us, and we don't have to pay them for that either!"

      (or situation-specific variations on that theme)

      The second, and frankly easier, part of this is to