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Re: Is Perl a good career move?

by robharper (Pilgrim)
on Jan 13, 2005 at 14:45 UTC ( #421980=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is Perl a good career move?

Well, I'm still just starting out in my geek career really, and decided to learn some Perl last summer in order to add another string to my bow -- and have an interesting and enjoyable challenge.

I haven't managed to get a Perl job, but my demonstrating understanding of REs and some other Perl techniques recently helped me get a job in a team standardizing on Python -- a language which I didn't know at all until after being offered the job (now studying!). I figure that at least some Perl skills are transferable.

And yeah, I know, I'm joining the Dark Side, but Python seems nice too.

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Re^2: Is Perl a good career move?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 13, 2005 at 17:35 UTC
    Gosh Rob, this sounds exactly like me too... Perl skills are sharp, landed a nice Python job (coming sono), now studying up on what I don't remember from occasional plaing around with Python. Maybe I'll come to find we are working for the same place :) Also coming to think the dark side isn't so dark...

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