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Re: Perl falls victim to shifting trends

by barrachois (Pilgrim)
on Aug 20, 2002 at 03:16 UTC ( #191380=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl falls victim to shifting trends

Something similar has happened to me recently - though my shop doesn't write code, we teach WWW engineering.

For the last several years we've been using both Perl and Java as our two primary languages. And typically the final projects of our students have used the two in roughly equal proportions, with a smattering of other choices.

This last year, however, very few students chose to work in Perl. I'm not sure I understand the reason for the change this year, but the perception among many seems to be that Perl CGI is not as popular or marketable as Java servelets. Moreover, the other faculty would like (with some justification) to have more depth and less breadth.

Thus it seems that in the coming year we're not going to have Perl as part of the curriculum. Which is kinda sad.

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