[Catalyst] Last Chance / Last Day: Web development platform contestand Perl / Catalyst

apv apv at sedition.com
Fri Dec 1 19:58:44 GMT 2006

On Dec 1, 2006, at 8:45 AM, Jonathan Rockway wrote:
> Perl.  Is.  Not.  Dead.
> Is there anything more we need to add to this discussion?
The last two big companies I worked for were both moving away from  
Perl. One of them was Amazon.com (I known there are still a few  
boosters and projects for Perl there but as a whole the company has  
become quite anti-Perl and has been rewriting everything in Java it  
can get budget money for). It isn't because Perl isn't useful, Perl  
helped build both of the companies, but because it has an image of  
not being up to the task. Sure Perl's not dead but that's at least  
100 high paying, high profile Perl jobs in my town alone that are  
gone. Not because Perl sucks but because a lot of people think it does.

There is nothing wrong with trying to improve Perl's image.

> ...If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.



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