What to look for in a Great Perl Programmer

2016-04-19 15:14:46 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

Programming jobs are on the rise and have been so for a while now, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everybody in the available roster is great or good at what they do.  Great Perl developers are assets for your company, but finding or better yet, identifying the right ones can often be difficult. Finding the right developers is hard, if it would be easy everybody would have great developers. This is valid in any programming language, but in Perl more than in others be ...

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Perl is back in the top 10 programming languages

2016-04-26 10:01:54 admin News 0 Comments

Yes, folks, Perl is on the rise once again! TIOBE reports that Perl is once again in the top 10 most popular programming languages. Staying cozy at number 8, Perl is right between Ruby on the low end and JavaScript on the high end. Note: For those of you not familiar with TIOBE. TIOBE measures the quality of a software system through widely accepted coding standards. The name is an acronym and it stands "The Importance Of Being Earnest", a ...

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Have you heard about RPerl?

2016-05-04 10:17:46 admin Perl Interests News 0 Comments

Let’s take it from ground zero. What’s RPerl? RPerl is a compiler for Perl 5. The name stands for Restricted Perl, it comes from the the fact that the compiler only uses certain parts of Perl, those that can be made to run fast. The name also stands for Revolutionary Perl, because of the level of speed it offers. It’s basically really, really fast so you can just imagine that the R stands for run, run, run. How does it w ...

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5 Myths about Perl

2016-05-11 10:14:36 admin Perl Interests 1 comment

Perl is a general purpose programming language so there’s a lot of stuff that you can do with it. It’s used in all sorts of application, projects and web stuff. Perl is a one of the oldies when it comes to programming, with a rich and very long history. After more than a quarter of a century Perl is still here, it’s still kicking (ass) and taking names. Unfortunately as far as the “names” go, a lot of them are wrong. People know a lot of things about Perl, but no ...

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A trilogy of Perl frameworks

2016-05-17 09:21:18 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

Choosing a framework is a tough call, but it doesn’t has to be. Just like choosing an outfit or a car, or just about anything else, you have to think what do you want and need. Do you want to look dapper or do you want to be comfortable? Do you want good consumption or power? Each Perl framework has certain qualities and features that make it perfect for a certain something. It all depends on what you need, so here are 3 frameworks that work well in different situation.

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Perl and the human genome project

2016-05-25 10:16:22 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

More than twenty years ago Perl made its mark in one of the most important human endeavours. It all started in Cambridge in a meeting between the computer scientists of the largest DNA sequencing center in Europe and its homologues from the United States. That meeting was meant to solve a sharing problem. The two DNA centers used the same systems and techniques but they weren’t able to share data or compare results. But let’s put things in context first. Backstor ...

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