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Re: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by arc_of_descent (Hermit)
on Mar 26, 2008 at 08:55 UTC ( #676336=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

IMO support from some big organizations could create/bring back excitement. What better way to catch a newbie than than tell him that company X uses Perl, and no, they are not shy about it either :)

And this? Google does not hire Perl Programmers. Read this somewhere. Please correct if I'm wrong.

I'm not sure excitement is the right word here. Excitement and enthusiasm die fast.

--
Rohan


Comment on Re: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by adamk (Chaplain) on Mar 26, 2008 at 12:41 UTC
    Perl programming in Google is only done in the sysadmin parts of the company.

    All the serious coding is done in C, Java and Python.

    C for the raw speed, Java and Python because they are the members of their class that are easy to instrument, tool, automate and analyse.
      All the serious coding is done in C, Java and Python.
      Maybe they only use Perl for poetry? :)

      --
      Rohan

      I think you mean C++.

Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by talexb (Canon) on Mar 26, 2008 at 15:21 UTC
      And this? Google does not hire Perl Programmers. Read this somewhere. Please correct if I'm wrong.

    I saw John MacDonald at an impromptu Toronto Perlmongers meeting at Smokeless Joe's recently -- he started working at Google recently, and was visiting from California. Does that count? ;)

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by Arunbear (Parson) on Apr 01, 2008 at 19:08 UTC
    Agreed ++. Maybe we could borrow an idea from Python's home page e.g. the "NASA uses Python..." and "What they are saying..." sections. I'm sure Perl has similar usage but just isn't as publicised.
Re^2: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
by doom (Deacon) on Apr 05, 2008 at 01:59 UTC

    Google does not hire Perl Programmers.

    And perhaps worse, if you're start-up is based on perl, it's going to be hard to cash-in by selling-out to Google.

    So, drop the idea that you're in business to be bought out: if you want to be in business to be in business, then perl is a good choice.

Google does hire Perl developers
by perrin (Chancellor) on Apr 05, 2008 at 02:10 UTC
    I've had 3 different headhunters form Google contact me telling me they're trying to hire Perl people. I also see text ads saying they're hiring Perl people when I read Perl mailing lists in gmail.

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