Perl in Japan

Perl is used in many different fields, by programmers from all over the world. Western countries have a large number of companies that use Perl and implicitly Perl developers, with a solid community that touches base every year through events like The Perl Conference formerly known as YAPC. But further east there are other YAPC events, a bit different and a lot bigger. They’re not exclusive to Perl developers and bring together more than a thousand participants each year. A qu ...

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Perl in Brazil

Carrying on the heels of our previous article that explored the topic of Perl in Japan , we now move towards South America, more exactly, Brazil. To find out more about how Perl is used in Brazil and the community there, we had a talk with garu. For most of you, his name, Breno G. de Oliveira or garu, is certainly familiar, but for those of you who might not know him, here’s a brief bio. Garu has been a community orga ...

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OpenCage Data, geocoding in Perl

2017-11-22 11:25:19 admin Companies 0 Comments

We had a quick interview with Ed Freyfogle , co-founder of OpenCage Data to talk about more about this Perl company. How did the idea of a product like OpenCage Data come up? Well originally we were part of London-based real estate search engine Nestoria (also built in Perl). In that business we processed millions of real estate listings from vari ...

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Interview with a Perl developer

2018-03-14 12:55:37 admin Perl Interests Interviews 0 Comments

Today we’ll have a chat with John. C. Norton , a Perl developer and Linux enthusiast, about the state of Perl, his experiences in the business and some of his side projects.  BIP: How long have you been working in Perl and how did you two “meet”? J.N.: I started with Perl in 2000, when I switched jobs to work for a company that needed a principal tool ...

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Interview with a Perl developer, Randal Schwartz

2018-03-28 12:41:12 admin News Interviews 0 Comments

Randal Schwartz is a self-taught programmer, writer, consultant and trainer. A published author of several Perl books, like Programming Perl, Learning Perl, Intermediate Perl and Effective Perl Programming and an important community contributor, Randal has been involved with Perl since its first release in 1987. BIP: When and how did you get into programming? R.S.: I worked a lot with my Dad in the “lab”... our wor ...

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Perl Developer Survey 2018

2018-04-04 17:07:38 admin Perl Interests News 0 Comments

We are happy to announce the second edition of the Perl Developer Developer Survey. Last year 849 developers from all over the world took our survey and shared lots of information about their work with Perl and not just. To be able to do a year by year analysis most of the questions from last year remain, but we also added a few new ones to learn more about the community and about learning Perl. The survey itself will shed some light on how developers are using Perl, where ...

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