Perl is an island

2017-03-22 09:25:21 mihai.szilagyi Guest blog posts 3 Comments

Disclaimer: this article is metaphorical and rather ironic and it should be taken as such. Any resemblance to real life islands is purely coincidental. It’s sunny, it’s beautiful, almost like a paradise. It’s filled with people that love Perl. The community is thriving, but only on the island (concept inspired by Stevan Little’s presentation ). It&r ...

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Working remotely or on site

2017-03-29 09:21:24 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

No matter what technology you’re using, it could be Perl or any other, as a software developer you’re no longer tied down to a location or a 9 to 5 schedule. Most tech companies have moved to a more open and liberal approach to work schedules. The first thing that should be mentioned here is that tech as an industry relies on exceptional individuals, companies will always look for the best and won’t always find them close to their location. Geography is not an impe ...

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Perl Training

2017-04-04 17:26:29 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

One of the best ways to get people hooked into Perl is to introduce them early on, at the university level. Now, Perl might be, or it might not be on the curriculum, but once you know the basic principles of programming and you’re in a familiar state with what coding is all about, you’re also in an appropriate state to take it on as a language. Someone who’s in the early stages of programming, who is new when it comes to programming languages, is the perfect candidate to get ...

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Perl learning resources for beginners

2017-04-12 09:55:11 admin Perl Interests 1 comment

Meet Paula. She’s 20 years old and a sophomore majoring in computer science. Paula loves to code and recently came across a language called Perl.  She would like to learn Perl, but is unsure how to move forward. She checks out a few books, tries to find a few articles on Perl (has a bit of a tough time on it, as Perl developers don’t blog as much) and gets a better grip on it. She learns about Perl 5 and Perl 6, about the Perl Mongers about the community. She’s ready to ...

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Perl Developer Survey 2017 Results - Part 1

2017-04-26 16:07:19 admin News 1 comment

The 2017 Perl Developer Survey has come to an end. We conducted the survey over 38 days, from the 7th of March to the 14th of April.  We have received 849 responses from developers from all over the world. This was the largest Perl survey in recent years and it showed quite a few interesting trends for the language itself, but even more about the developers that are using it. These are statistics that show the state of Perl in 2017. Here are the highlights: Only 3 ...

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