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what type of programs you make?

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 07, 2012 at 02:09 UTC ( #958193=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I like to know what are the different categories of program that people make ? I am looking from application perspective. For example: facebook app or android app or web app etc..

Comment on what type of programs you make?
Re: what type of programs you make?
by VinsWorldcom (Priest) on Mar 07, 2012 at 03:05 UTC

    All of my Perl scripting has resulted in utilities that did a small automation function that I expanded with options to be a more general and ultimately useful set of tools for my day-to-day job (at one time or another). The "best" of which can be found at <shameless plug> http://www.vinsworld.com/software </shameless plug>.

    In some cases, a CPAN module was called for.

    While I've played with scripts that do databases and web CGI for my benefit (skill improvement), I've never done an actual script for production use in that vein.

Re: what type of programs you make?
by repellent (Priest) on Mar 07, 2012 at 04:16 UTC
    I do web app for make benefit glorious fortune tech company. Maybe map give you perspective.
Re: what type of programs you make?
by dsheroh (Parson) on Mar 07, 2012 at 10:12 UTC
    I was hired primarily as a software developer on a team that's rebuilding an existing in-house webapp and cleaning it up with the ultimate intention of opening the source. However, I have a background in system administration as well as programming, so I also end up writing quite a few command-line and cron-based tools to help with automating routine maintenance of both the webapp codebase and our servers.

    For free-time programming, I tend to write games, usually web-based, but often with command-line-based prototypes of game mechanics, concepts, etc.

Re: what type of programs you make?
by JavaFan (Canon) on Mar 07, 2012 at 10:26 UTC
    Anywhere from tiny one liners, to adding lines to a code base with more than million lines of code for an in-house application that get millions of visitors a day, making a yearly revenue expressed in many digits.
Re: what type of programs you make?
by DrHyde (Prior) on Mar 07, 2012 at 11:28 UTC
    Mine have ranged from the BBC iPlayer through an application to remind patients with multiple sclerosis to take their drugs, to one-liners that are handy for grovelling over log files.
Re: what type of programs you make?
by mr.nick (Chaplain) on Mar 07, 2012 at 16:11 UTC
    For the last 15 years of my professional programming career, I've worked with Fortune 100 companies either designing/implementing, or cleaning up/optimizing backend solutions.

    Nearly 100% of that is the aggregation or calculation of data used in intranet webapps. About half of my work is optimizing sql queries for efficiency, 25% fixing other people's issues and 25% actually writing code (perl, psql and ... sigh ... php).

    mr.nick ...

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