Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW

Re^4: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

by Mutant (Priest)
on Mar 26, 2008 at 09:01 UTC ( #676337=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?
in thread What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

Well, it's nice to have new developers coming through and joining the ranks. The main issue for Perl as far as the industry is concerned is that it's damn hard to find good developers (yes, it's hard to find good developers for any language, but Perl appears to be even harder).

Some people say "well, hire non-Perl devs and train them up", but that's really the problem. Because Perl doesn't seem exciting to a lot of people outside the community, the good non-Perl devs don't *want* to learn Perl. And if they're good devs, they can pick and choose their roles.

So companies are starting to phase out Perl because they just can't find developers. (The other usual Perl FUD most likely adds fuel to the fire).

  • Comment on Re^4: What can bring the excitement back to Perl?

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://676337]
[marto]: so I have to work Saturday, which is good and bad. Bad in the sense that I have to be hear early :( Good in that I am here only as support for another client project, so I get to spend the day working on my personal 'ToDo' list, without the kids :P
[Corion]: marto: Ooof - but yes, being there as only second level support or third level support is good and if you have enough things that you can work on, it won't be a wasted (if paid) day

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others about the Monastery: (7)
As of 2017-02-28 10:06 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

    Results (399 votes). Check out past polls.