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Re: Should I stay with this company or leave?

by pg (Canon)
on Nov 20, 2005 at 21:40 UTC ( #510288=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Should I stay with this company or leave?

If you love Perl so much, probably you should start to look for another Perl job, as nothing is more important than being happy with your work and your life. But don't rush, wait until there is a good opportunity pop up.

For the time being, learning some Java is not a bad idea either, especially you get this chance to gain hands-on experience with Java.

Perl's syntax is a bit messy, I guess everybody recognize/admit that to a level. But to most of the people, that does not change the fact that Perl is a very useful tool, with a very resourceful CPAN in the background.


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Re^2: Should I stay with this company or leave?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 20, 2005 at 22:16 UTC

    It's true that it is not a bad idea to learn Java, and I believe that I can learn a lot in that team. Everybody in the company knows that the Java team leader is a smart chip. He personally can code in several languages, and came from one of the top universities.

    In one of the lunch conversation we had a while back, the guy said that, he found Perl is easy to learn and useful, but it is simply not a language for the troop, but only a language for individuals. He said that Perl's way of OO clearly against Perl's simplicity, and only idiot will enjoy it.

      the guy said that, he found Perl is easy to learn and useful, but it is simply not a language for the troop, but only a language for individuals. He said that Perl's way of OO clearly against Perl's simplicity, and only idiot will enjoy it.
      Is this the same Anon troll that has been writing stories a while? Now he knows everyone just would ignore him, so he starts mildly and then puts his trolls in other people's mouths?

        I was wondering the exact same thing. The OP itself seemed genuine (if odd) enough, but some of the comments since then do sound a bit too trollish.


        Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. -- Brian W. Kernighan
Re^2: Should I stay with this company or leave?
by Your Mother (Canon) on Nov 20, 2005 at 22:29 UTC

    I'm with pg. When you get a chance to get paid to learn something new, you should never refuse (unless it's torture or chemical weapons manufacture or something). Learn some Java while you get your resume/CV out there. You might find you really like Java. Having more skills will mean you can take a wider range of jobs either way. The last physical office I contracted in was only consciously hiring for Java hackers but they were waist-deep in Perl that needed daily work so anyone that had Perl chops could do that as much as they liked. I think this exactly Java:Perl perception:usage happens to some degree in many, many offices.

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