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Re: Is Perl the right language for a large web application?

by Your Mother (Chancellor)
on Apr 19, 2013 at 19:24 UTC ( #1029569=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is Perl the right language for a large web application?

I don't care about frameworks really. I think I am doing this from the ground up.

That’s a recipe for FAIL if it really is a massive project. It’s also an end-run around the language question. If you really plan to do everything from scratch then language choice should only have one criterion: whichever you know best. If you really do plan to do a huge project without frameworks, or at least scaffolding, and tons of tests and so on and such like, you will fail. You may bristle and -- and gnash now at that string of words but I am a vessel of truth in this. Learning frameworks is hard, sometimes very, doing it yourself is as hard + you lose the combined effort of the dozens of devs and hundreds of users who built and tested everything.

On the intended question. Yes, Perl. It has every tool for success.

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[Corion]: marto: Ow ;) But you made it, finally ;)
[Corion]: marto: Naah, the main thing I'm unhappy about is that I'm angry about that situation at all instead of mostly ignoring it and rejecting/closing the incidents.
[Corion]: (well, and angry about the actors there, while I should simply ignore them)
[marto]: LanX++ asking the right questions :)
[Corion]: And I also have to talk to the technician implementing the export side of the change that this is not about them, and that maybe they should hold on to that changeset just in case the project comes back with a formally correct approach...
[Corion]: Naah - I think the "fasta" format should be familiar by now to the casual visitor of this site ;)
[Corion]: The rest would benefit from de-jargonizing. Maybe somebody versed in both, Perl and bioinformatics could write up a translation dictionary ;)
[marto]: I helped with some corrections to the Glasgow Uni Perl for Bioinformatics course, but didn't get time to do a full review. I've also patched some trivial problems with the bioperl based upon a question someone asked here.
[marto]: but I've never done any bioinformatics work, so don't know what people are talking about :P

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