2016 programming language of the year, Perl at no. 3

2017-01-18 10:00:49 admin News 0 Comments

Google’s Go was named programming language of the year (2016) by TIOBE, recognizing the language with the highest growth on a 12 month period.  There were plenty of changes to go around, including a very good one for Perl, who came in third, after Dart, another Google language. The listing is based on the languages growth on a year by year basis. Go gained 2.16% points from a year ago, with a rating of 2.325 percent coming on top for a second time, it also took the crown ...

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Kritika, new Perl startup

2017-01-25 09:54:36 admin Startups 0 Comments

We recently had a new addition added to our Perl community, a startup called Kritika , a service that allows to Statically Analyse code looking for Code Smell, Errors and any other issues. It’s easily integrated with repository providers and CI/CD services. It’s great news to have a startup built entirely in Perl, we had a chat with Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi, Kritika’s founder and he told us a few things about how t ...

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FOSDEM 2017, Perl devroom

2017-02-01 09:44:46 admin Perl Events 0 Comments

Let’s start with a bit of history on FOSDEM. It started 17 years go, in 2000, when Raphael Bauduin, a fan of the Linux movement in Belgium wanted to organize an Open Source meeting. Under the name OSDEM it proved to be quite a hit, so it carried on in the second year under the current name, FOSDEM. Today is a huge attraction for all those passionate about open source. This year FOSDEM will take place on February 4-5th, in Brussels at the ULB Solbosch Campus. It will have 607 s ...

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Perl in the financial sector

2017-02-08 09:24:35 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

One of the areas where Perl is used extensively is finance. This isn’t very common knowledge, as not a lot of companies detail their tech stack and developers usually don’t advertise their employment. Financial institutions have been reliant on technology since its early adoption, but at the same time they have also remained rather conservative in their use of it and programming languages. Risk is a very important element of their business,  so Perl might seem too unstable fo ...

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Larry Wall quotes - from A to P

2017-02-15 09:10:29 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

This week we’re going to get a bit whimsical and explore something a bit more fun. If you ever had the chance to attend one of the many Perl events and conferences that occur every year, you might have met a man with a moustache, a cowboy hat and a colourful shirt. He looks something like this:

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Perl and Redis

2017-02-22 10:24:05 mihai.szilagyi Guest blog posts 1 comment

My name is Mihai and I’m a Perl developer at Evozon . I love Perl, I’ve been using it for almost 5 years now, it’s my go to language since my university days. Full disclosure, back then, in my students days I actually wanted to be a Java foot soldier. I really dodged a bullet there :) My first experience with Perl was at the beginning of 2012, when a wonderful co ...

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