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Perl a "hot skill" according to eWeek

by RyuMaou (Deacon)
on Nov 15, 2010 at 15:06 UTC ( #871485=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Out of 25 "Top Non-Certified Technology Skills", Perl is one, according to eWeek.com
Perl is mentioned on slide 13 in the article, though I don't think they're listed in any particular order.

So, whatever else may be going wrong on a Monday morning, we've got that going for us!

Comment on Perl a "hot skill" according to eWeek
Re: Perl a "hot skill" according to eWeek
by CountZero (Bishop) on Nov 15, 2010 at 17:16 UTC
    Very nice.

    Pity they seem to think that Perl is "UNIX based"

    Manipulation of text files, among the many other uses of this versatile Unix-based programming language, keep Perl a hot skill for systems administrators, network coders and database access.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

      What's wrong with that statement? Perl clearly does have its roots in the Unix environment after all. They don't say it would be usable on Unix only - though some might misread it that way...
        For sure, Perl is not "Unix based". It may have taken some inspiration from tools and paradigms which can be found (also) in Unix, but we are long past that.

        It just shows how relative all these lists are.

        CountZero

        A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

Re: Perl a "hot skill" according to eWeek
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Nov 15, 2010 at 17:50 UTC
    RyuMaou,
    ....though I don't think they're listed in any particular order.

    From the article: The following alphabetical gallery lists the top 25 skills in technology with increased demand in pay for the third quarter.

    Cheers - L~R

      Ah, yeah, I meant any particular order of value, like salary or "number of jobs requiring", but, point taken.

      From the article: The following alphabetical gallery lists the top 25 skills in technology with increased demand in pay for the third quarter.

      I guess they alphabetized "Oracle WebLogic" as "BEA".

      Nice to see Perl in the list for sure.
Re: Perl a "hot skill" according to eWeek
by zentara (Archbishop) on Nov 16, 2010 at 12:23 UTC
    The ESP module is telling me, that with this kind of hype, Perl6 may surface soon. :-) Perfect timing.

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
    Old Perl Programmer Haiku ................... flash japh

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