|90% of every Perl application has already been written.
- Find a process your company has that is inefficient.
- Whip up a solution in under 40 hours that saves the company significant resources by streamlining the process.
- Do #2 in your spare time.
- Demo the solution to upper management, emphasizing the cost/benefit ratio as well as the time-to-market.
- Be prepared to be called a liar.
- Have a bodyguard for a few days to make sure you don't get jumped by the other developers in the parking lot.
- Eventually, upper management will either see the light or you will find a better employer.
- In general, if you think something isn't in Perl, try it out, because it usually is. :-)
- "What is the sound of Perl? Is it not the sound of a wall that people have stopped banging their heads against?"
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