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Re^2: Defending Perl

by technojosh (Priest)
on Nov 16, 2007 at 13:35 UTC ( #651193=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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++ to this, good insight into the seemingly developing problem in the OP's home country (Venezuela?)

My current employer is a 'mostly' java shop. They are currently contracting workers overseas for this exact reason. You can bring in a young Java trainee, and they will plug right in. It's all dollars and cents. I was coerced into picking up Java over the last year, however my position still allows about 80% Perl programming so I'm a lucky one/exception to the rule here. I think, in this sort of case, it's up to the creative Perl user to find ways to convince the boss that Perl is still the sensible language to go with in a given scenario (although that's not always possible/easy)

It would seem to me, that if IBM and Sun Microsystems have contracts with the OP's gov't, the situation there will be following these same sort of footsteps.

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Re^3: Defending Perl
by Jenda (Abbot) on Nov 16, 2007 at 16:38 UTC

    It's all dollars and cents. As the manager of a fifty-head enterprise Java team, you're definitely gonna get a much higher salary than as the lead of a five-men Perl shop. Even if (or rather even though) the produced applications are the same.

    What do you think is more appealing to a middle level manager? If you tell him/her that you can get it done with the people you have or if you tell him that you need twenty more certified Java developers and have all the fancy presentations ready to convince the upper management?

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