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Defending Perlby ait (Friar)
|on Nov 15, 2007 at 21:24 UTC||Need Help??|
This meditation is to _desperately_ seek help in justifying the use of Perl in the enterprise. Sun and IBM here have made tremendous efforts to position Java as "the" Enterprise language and use other languages (like Perl and PHP) as bad examples for application development.
They have brainwashed THOUSANDS of programmers nationwide with free RUP courses, evangelizing tools like Eclipse, Rational Rose, and especially Java.
I don't think we are the only place where this is happening (in one way or another), so I post this node to see if we can unite somehow and articulate some kind of (statement|document|white paper|strategy|site|wiki) as to why companies should use Perl as an Enterprise language.
Perhaps there is such a $1 already in existence, if so, please point us in the right direction. In any case, I believe that just having this discussion will be worthwhile to see what other PMs think about this situation.
Many thanks in advance,