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Coding in Perl? What support do you need?

by marto (Cardinal)
on Jan 06, 2021 at 10:15 UTC ( #11126417=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Coding in Perl? What support do you need? over at the Perl foundation website has a linked survey:

"But think about this. If we switched Perl off today, there would be a problem. A huge problem! We know that Perl is the glue that holds a lot of the IT world together. The Perl Foundation wants to support the community to make sure that the IT world doesn’t fall apart and supporting people learning Perl is a big element of that.

We have developed a survey that needs just a few minutes of your time, to tell us what you would like, or need, to support your move into, or progress within, the Perl language."

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Re: Coding in Perl? What support do you need?
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Jan 07, 2021 at 07:52 UTC
    Thanks marto,

    > Discussion forums (e.g StackOverflow, mailing list, Facebook)

    I answered in the lower box: "Discussion forums: why the historical and still very active forum is not in the list?"

    Facebook?! Seriously?

    Anyway the best support I need is a part time perl job :)


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Re: Coding in Perl? What support do you need?
by Tux (Abbot) on Jan 07, 2021 at 08:13 UTC

    FWIW: they want *all* levels of expertise to respond. From wizard to master to absolute beginner.

    Done (of course).

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: Coding in Perl? What support do you need?
by Leudwinus (Beadle) on Jan 07, 2021 at 01:37 UTC

    Thanks for sharing this. I too completed the survey but was torn about how to respond, especially to the questions regarding what kind of support would I be looking for (as a hobbyist programmer new to Perl). Personally, I prefer the "asynchronous" nature of things like mailing lists that allow for more thoughtful exchanges at times that are convenient for me. But we obviously have that resource right here so I'd be hesitant to recommend something that competes with this site. Because of Perl's age, there are dozens of good books available ranging from introductory materials to in-depth examinations of Perl's more advanced features. What I ultimately recommended was something like online courses on edX or Coursera that offer ability to interact with a live instructor and students and possibly have assignments or projects for new Perl programmers to apply their skills. I know pulling something like that isn't easy but with so many options already out there, it was the only "novel" one I could think of.

    Gratias tibi ago

Re: Coding in Perl? What support do you need?
by Bod (Hermit) on Jan 06, 2021 at 23:03 UTC

    Thanks for sharing...
    Survey now completed.

Re: Coding in Perl? What support do you need?
by Don Coyote (Friar) on Jan 12, 2021 at 08:59 UTC

    Thank you for asking marto, always nice to be part of the solution.

    Not sure why I feel like I just did my annual Personal Development Procedure. Nonetheless, came up with at least one genius level idea so I am sure there is utility amongst the futility.

    Question 7 was a bit tricky to answer, as it kind of depends a lot on how you've used existing formats, but the question asks you to rate how often you would use something, which is not yet developed. However, I proceeded to give a best guess, assuming all working as imagined.

Re: Coding in Perl? What support do you need?
by roho (Chancellor) on Jan 09, 2021 at 06:14 UTC
    Thank you marto. Good survey. Hope it produces good results.

    "It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."

Re: Coding in Perl? What support do you need?
by xiaoyafeng (Deacon) on Jan 07, 2021 at 13:27 UTC
    Done, thanks for your sharing.

    I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction

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