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Programming Perl as a Job: 8 hours a day is too much for me
How do you all feel about programming for 8 hours a day?
Only 8 hours? That's tough. My recommendation is to get involved in some Open Source development outside of work. Or maybe you can design a few prototypes for new products, or rewrite some legacy code, refactoring is always useful as well.
Oh, you mean 8 hours is too much? Then I'd recommend applying for Java jobs (lie if you have no experience) and once you get there, use Perl. You'll get 8 hours of work done in 2. Silly Java programmers.