I have been programming for 14 years and work for my self as a perl developer. Originally from Yorkshire and currently living in the East Midlands with my partner and our two children.
Why I Use perl
I have tried many languages over the years and I always found the nuances of syntax for each counter-intuitive. Then 7 years ago I took a job with a web hosting company which almost exclusively used perl. Starting out learning perl programming was an absolute joy. Rather than struggling with syntax I found myself typing commands as I thought they should be constructed and being pleasantly surprised to find I was right. Finally I had found a language that thought the way I did and I have not looked back since. That combined with the seemingly endless supply of modules available via cpan to solve problems that I have not even thought of yet.
What I use perl for
My primary focus is on server management/monitoring for linux servers and building bespoke online business solutions. Tasks for which I find perl more than capable.
Some of my projects with perl
Why I joined the monastery
After many years of lurking and absorbing knowledge I felt it was time that I tried to give something back to the community and help the next generation of perl programmers.