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Re: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy

by bradcathey (Prior)
on Jan 08, 2005 at 23:34 UTC ( #420606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Seeker Of Perl Sympathy

Relax! I panicked too, and not long ago. Take heart, I received good counsel in this thread.

And not for big sites? Huh? Ever heard of Amazon (powered by Mason).

"Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up." G. K. Chesterton

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Re^2: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
by bart (Canon) on Jan 09, 2005 at 03:22 UTC
    And, unless something changed drastically since then, imdb too.

      True, and there are many more. But my point is that there are folks out there who are using Perl to create large, popular, even beloved, sites. If used properly, Perl is a wonderful and powerful tool.

      "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up." G. K. Chesterton
Re^2: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
by emazep (Priest) on Jan 09, 2005 at 08:06 UTC
    I can also add Yahoo! Finance, not exactly a personal home page ;-)

    Then there are so many others high-traffic and successful web sites/portals/applications written in Perl, that I think it's not wrong to state that Perl is the most adopted, widespread and popular language for such (big) web applications. Maybe PHP can challenge it (only for popularity I mean,) not Java, for sure.

Re^2: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
by woolfy (Hermit) on Jan 09, 2005 at 22:16 UTC
    Some more websites that would not exist without Perl: HospitalityNet and Bookings. Both are large, context-rich, very fast websites that receive many visitors.

    (added later)
    Both sites are built with LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl. With Perl all the database queries are handled. All webstyle elements are done in XML with Perl. Perl takes care of logging statistics, glueing programs, form scripts and other scripts.

Re^2: Seeker Of Perl Sympathy
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 12, 2005 at 13:53 UTC

    And let's not forget that Perl drives the data warehousing at Google and If “terrabytes” isn't large, I don't know what is.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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