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The Perl Journal, rest in peace

by brian_d_foy (Abbot)
on Apr 13, 2006 at 19:33 UTC ( #543201=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

The Perl Journal has stopped publishing. The website is still there and the archives are still available under the Dr. Dobbs "Lightweight Languages" headings, but CMP decided to finally let TPJ pass on after my last article, "Use Perl 6 Now".

TPJ published my first two Perl articles, and did quite a bit for the Perl community. I'm certainly going to miss it.

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Re: The Perl Journal, rest in peace
by moklevat (Priest) on Apr 14, 2006 at 13:31 UTC
    I sign up for a two-year subscription and within a week they shut down.

    Coincidence? I think not.

    OMG, they killed TPJ...

    Update: Boy is my face red! After reading wazoox exellent suggestion below, the fog in my mind parted enough to realize that I had in fact just subscribed to TPR and not TPJ. Relief and embarassment on top of the loss of TPJ all at once!

      Too bad. However you still can subscribe to the Perl Review. It's very good.
Re: The Perl Journal, rest in peace
by zshzn (Hermit) on Apr 13, 2006 at 21:14 UTC
    I didn't think your article was that bad ;)

    Sad to see it end.

Re: The Perl Journal, rest in peace
by swampyankee (Parson) on Apr 13, 2006 at 21:24 UTC

    This is, in my opinion, sad news.


    "Being forced to write comments actually improves code, because it is easier to fix a crock than to explain it. "
    —G. Steele
Re: The Perl Journal, rest in peace
by rjray (Chaplain) on Apr 14, 2006 at 06:07 UTC

    Sad indeed. Like yourself, I got my start in professional writing in TPJ, when Jon Orwant suggested I write about AutoLoader and AutoSplit. I still have my complete collection of the print version.


Re: The Perl Journal, rest in peace
by iguanodon (Priest) on Apr 17, 2006 at 13:45 UTC
    Well this is a bummer but I'm definitely a happy subscriber of The Perl Review. Thanks, brian for filling this need for a good perl magazine.

Re: The Perl Journal, rest in peace
by davorg (Chancellor) on Apr 18, 2006 at 12:02 UTC
Re: The Perl Journal, rest in peace
by santonegro (Scribe) on Apr 14, 2006 at 21:01 UTC
    I think everything depends on how much they want it to survive. They seemed to want to franchise out their operation to other publishers instead of handling things themselves.

    Unless they sold the rights to the name "Perl Journal" to CMP, then the fate of TPJ is up to the Perl community, not CMP.

      I'm not sure who you mean by "they". CMP completely owns TPJ and everything associated with it. There is no other party to this decision.

      The folks at CMP kept it alive much longer than they should have, business-wise. A lot of people worked on it as an extra job assignment, and I think they did a pretty good job.

      The name is just a name, though. The Perl community already has another print magazine, which I started several years ago when I knew this day would come. :)

      brian d foy <>
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