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Re: "Perl is the Cobol of the WWW"

by tmiklas (Hermit)
on Oct 21, 2005 at 13:25 UTC ( #501984=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Perl is the Cobol of the WWW"

Hi Monks!

My oppinion/answer - "Who cares?!"

Perl works and always worked as it should. I don't care for the tool, i think in category of problem-solution and the process that comes between. Being "trendy" in usage of technology has at leas two major pitfalls:
1. higher costs
2. security issues, etc.

Drifting away from the subject - i live in Poland. Situation here is a bit strange (at leas as for me) :-( I've found that Perl is my way of thinking - i can't switch to Java... i always come back to Perl, even if the company want's something else... But... about the market and professionals for hire - most adverts about vacancies concern Java programmers, database related stuff (but in Java), mobile technology, etc. I've found one (only ONE) job offer where Perl was just *mentioned*. Why?! Are companies trying to use "trendy" techniques? In my oppinion YES.
As an opposite - i looked at the job offers abroad (mostly in UK) and there is a lot of effers for sysadmins/programmes/system engineers and all of them require at least "very good knowledge od Perl/Bash scripting languages". That's what i like (that's why i'm moving to the UK in a few weeks). So what's the diference between Poland and UK? Are the people diferent? NO! Are the problem diferent? NO!

Anybody knows?

BTW. Yesterday i've found that ticket reservation system for one of the "cheap airlines" is written in Perl... everything would work much better if it was running on *NIX and not Windows (during reservation i had at least 6 CGI crashes caused by the OS itself). Sorry for being OT

Greetz, Tom.

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