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Re: Perl in large corporates - verifiable success stories?

by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor)
on Dec 02, 2013 at 04:40 UTC ( #1065219=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl in large corporates - verifiable success stories?

I would suggest probing carefully, but diplomatically, to better understand what sort of criteria the client’s Architectural Council would be using to make their decision.   I would presume, as should you, that the council is quite aware of the Perl language (and that it works well) ... so, when they ask for a “business” case that Perl is “suitable,” I would endeavor to better understand what other technologies they are using right now, how they deploy software assets (and to what machines), what interoperability is required, and, well, “does it hurt / where does it hurt” right now.   Adding any new software development technology to “the mix” is always risky and costly.   You don’t need to proselytize for the Perl language.   Rather, you need to present a business case, within the specific business context of this client, that, for this client, there is:   a business benefit; acceptable business risk; return on investment (ROI); and a truly compelling reason to add something new, instead of doing the work with the existing tools already in use there.   Leave the pom-poms at home.


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Re^2: Perl in large corporates - verifiable success stories?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Dec 02, 2013 at 09:51 UTC

    Assuming the Architectural Council knows more about programming languages than what they've read in a business magazine (that is they've heard of Java) is at best naive.

    Besides in this case it's not adding something new, but rather keeping things that work.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

      I will gladly take that chance.   Any group of people in that role in a “big-boy pants” IT organization ought to be presumed to be very familiar with everything that’s out there ... including Perl.   This language is not exactly “new,” and its reputation is well known.   That’s not the argument you need to make.

        Any group of people in that role in a “big-boy pants” IT organization ought to be presumed to be very familiar with everything that’s out there. I'd sign that.

        Jenda
        Enoch was right!
        Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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