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I hope I've posted this in the right place.
I'm a dedicated Perl Hacker. I've used perl and mod_perl for every web application I've ever worked on. I used to use perl4 and made the trasition to perl5 when that happened. I can't wait for perl6. I can make stuff happen. I love perl and write it better than I write english.
I am a programmer, I think I'm a good one. But I'm not a business person.
The problem is I have a new project I'm working on and I think it would be good to learn a new language/architecture. More importantly, I think J2EE is going to more saleable. An easer sell to tech people and an easier sell to VC (venture capital) people. These people want the latest buzz. J2EE has been around for a long time, but from my experience it is what peoiple want to hear.
So... my questions to all of you are simple:
1: How can I make perl/mod_perl more saleable?
2: How can I promote perl/mod_perl scalability vs. J2EE?
3: How to overcome the term scalability for people who really have nothing to worry about but think they do?
4: I don't see anything j2ee can do that I can't do with perl/mod_perl. Why is it percieved as "better"?
5: Is this just a marketing thing or is there something I am missing?
Thank for any insight you can provide. I appreciate it.