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User since: Jan 02, 2006 at 09:36 UTC
Last here: Jan 03, 2014 at 10:51 UTC (27 weeks ago)
Experience: 3409
Level: Curate (13)
Writeups: 354
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my involvement with perlmonks increased from may 2008 when I saw tutorials and Q&A section.
I love to program in both Perl and python. Both are awesome languages. Java and PHP are the recent addictions. ;)


perl => common man's s‎crip‎ting language, easy to write s‎crip‎ts, minimum development time, I love CPAN 1000 yrs of man work is sitting there as modules what can you ask for more?!
python => almost a perfect s‎crip‎ting language with every feature of OOPs, amazing simplicity in syntax, elegant code style, I love python..
Java => made OOPs popular to every single developer in the world, OOPs at its best, in fact the mother of perfect OOPs, everything that is programmable is possible to be programmed using Java, when there is no urgency of delivery date, Java is the best one to go for, if not python has my vote.
PHP => born as a pure web development language but it can be used for pure s‎crip‎ting too, with PHP 5 born with full support to OOPS, it is in-fact challenging perl and python in every aspect. But if you want to develop web PHP has the vote, since most of the internet is already PHP.

Copyright/Licensing

Any code I write on Perlmonks is released under the same terms as Perl itself.

Any text I write on Perlmonks is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales license.


Personal interests

peace, silence

Books I admire



More the books you read, the better you would become

Modules I admire

Storable, Data::Dumper, CGI, DBI

OS I admire

Debian etch.

Languages that I admire

(computer programming)Perl. python, java

Websites I admire

Google(nevertheless), wikipedia.org , perlmonks.org, yahoo, naukri.com

Things that we can really wait for and can go mad for

Perl 6(the much awaited perl release with major changes in the core of the language, most importantly runs on a vitual machine, http://perl6-projects.org/).

Python 3(http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html)

references that I would like to revisit
from ww and others
A brief tutorial on Perl's native sorting facilities.
Five Common Misconceptions While Learning Perl
Survey of Surveys on HTML Templating systems
Categorized Damian Modules
Pack/Unpack Tutorial (aka How the System Stores Data)
On Coding Standards and Code Reviews
http://www.masonbook.com/
http://perl.apache.org/docs/tutorials/index.html
http://www.perl.com/lpt/a/596
Ten essential practices http://www.perl.com/lpt/a/939
articles by merlyn => http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/columns.html
from moritz => http://perlgeek.de/en/article/encodings-and-unicode

perlmonks first question => How do I recursively process files through directories
What shortcuts can I use for linking to other information?

Interesting nodes that I have noticed

global variable initialization inside try{}, ++ for ikegami
Re: Re2: Learning how to use the Error module by example, ++ for perrin
Re: Taking reference to function, ++ for tilly
if(my) scope, ++ for ikegami
Perlmonks Related S‎crip‎ts,

Simple but effective write ups

Re: Perl Module ending without 1;, ++ for ig
What is the best way to compare variables so that different types are non-equal?, ++ for elisheva, browseruk, ikegami
Split on every second character, ++ for ikegami and browseruk

the monks I think are best all-rounders on this site => ikegami,BrowserUk
the monk i think is very responsible => corion

some interesting stats
as on 13 feb 2010 users above my level => 403 0.86% users on my level => 182 0.39% users below my level => 46281 98.75% total number of users => 46866 as on 25 Aug 2009 users above my level => 395 0.91% users on my level => 181 0.42% users below my level => 42924 98.68% total number of users => 43500
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Joined the elite list of 'Saints in our book' on 24/Aug/2009. A big yey! for me. I was the 576th Curate.

my progress/growth status in perlmonks as of SAT 13 FEB 2010 22:30:00 IST
SOME NUMBER GAME

+-------------+--------+---------+--------------+-------------+ |Month |nodes | points | points/node | Improvement | +-------------+--------+---------+--------------+-------------+ | 2007-10 | 1| 39| 39.00| 0.00| | 2008-05 | 1| 3| 3.00| -36.00| | 2008-06 | 4| 59| 14.75| 11.75| | 2008-07 | 1| 3| 3.00| -11.75| | 2008-10 | 8| 96| 12.00| 9.00| | 2008-11 | 5| 38| 7.60| -4.40| | 2008-12 | 6| 60| 10.00| 2.40| | 2009-01 | 46| 324| 7.04| -2.96| | 2009-02 | 39| 403| 10.33| 3.29| | 2009-03 | 51| 515| 10.10| -0.24| | 2009-04 | 49| 433| 8.84| -1.26| | 2009-05 | 50| 586| 11.72| 2.88| | 2009-06 | 61| 607| 9.95| -1.77| | 2009-07 | 15| 142| 9.47| -0.48| | 2009-08 | 5| 31| 6.20| -3.27| | 2009-11 | 1| 9| 9.00| 2.80| | 2010-01 | 1| 1| 1.00| -8.00| | 2010-02 | 1| 4| 4.00| 3.00| +-------------+--------+---------+--------------+-------------+ Total months of activity => 18 Total nodes => 345 Total points => 3237 Average nodes per day => 0.64<(taking last 18 months into calcu +lation) Average points per node => 9.38< Per day xp gain on voting => 6< PREDICTABILITY TABLE +---------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------+--------+ |Pred. Day|pred. month|pred. level|pred. title|pred. votes|pred. xp| +---------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------+--------+ | 65| 2010-04-19| 14| Priest | 26| 4005| | 177| 2010-08-09| 15| Vicar | 28| 5404| | 300| 2010-12-10| 16| Parson | 30| 7002| | 449| 2011-05-08| 17| Prior | 32| 9013| | 663| 2011-12-08| 18| Monsignor | 34| 12008| | 939| 2012-09-09| 19| Abbot | 36| 16008| | 1339| 2013-10-14| 20| Canon | 38| 22006| | 1855| 2015-03-14| 21| Chancellor| 40| 30001| | 2481| 2016-11-29| 22| Bishop | 42| 40014| | 3087| 2018-07-28| 23| Archbishop| 44| 50009| | 3675| 2020-03-07| 24| Cardinal | 46| 60002| | 4247| 2021-09-30| 25| Sage | 48| 70009| | 4803| 2023-04-09| 26| Saint | 50| 80014| | 5343| 2024-09-30| 27| Apostle | 52| 90001| | 5870| 2026-03-11| 28| Pope | 54| 100011| | 11000| 2040-03-27| 29| GOD | 108| 200017| +---------+-----------+-----------+-----------+-----------+--------+
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