7 features that I would like to have in Perl 5

2016-11-23 10:28:19 mihai.szilagyi Guest blog posts 2 Comments

As a senior developer I work with Perl 5 every day. It’s my livelihood and my passion, but even though I love Perl, sometimes it makes my days dreary and dreadful. It’s a great language, it’s my language, but it’s not perfect. It doesn’t even have to be, I don’t believe there is something as a perfect programming language. They all have have their drawbacks, and Perl 5 is no different. That being said, there are a few features that I would love to have in P ...

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Evozon, a company built on Perl

2016-12-07 09:32:43 admin Companies 0 Comments

Perl was one of the first technologies that Evozon covered when it first got its start 11 years ago. It opened as a Perl and Java company, small and opportunistic, growing eventually to a huge company covering the most demanded technologies in the current IT environment. They currently cover, with over 500 developers: Perl, Java, .Net, PHP, Node, Mobile, C++ and modern JavaScript. They also have teams of their own consultants, analysts, trainers and testers. Starting out as an Australian-Roma ...

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The time for Perl 6

2016-12-14 17:37:09 admin Perl 6 0 Comments

Perl 6 has been released for almost a year now, but it hasn’t quite reached mainstream level. Only a handful of people got around to playing with it, but that will start to change soon enough. In the past few months we had a few lectures about Perl 6, at YAPC::EU, YAPC::NA, OSCON Austin, OSCON London and more. The time for Perl 6 is now, because we will also have at least 3 Perl 6 books available next year. Although there is extensive document ...

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London Perl Workshop, an interview

2016-12-21 10:52:48 admin Perl Events 0 Comments

Mihai Pop, a Perl Developer and an active community member attended the 10th edition of the London Perl Workshop. We had a chat with him about it, but before going into it let’s say a few things about the LPW. First of all, it’s a free one day conference and the UK’s main Perl event, this year it was held on the 3rd of December. For the past 10 years it was organized by Mark Keating who stepped down this year, letting in a new organizing team. The event is very ope ...

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White Camel Awards, recognition for our unsung heroes

2017-01-11 09:49:12 admin Perl Events 1 comment

Every community has some sort of way of acknowledging the ones that offer outstanding contributions and the Perl community is no different. Some have Oscars, some have Grammies, some have Tonys, we have White Camels. The White Camel Awards were created to honor individuals who devoted themselves to the community, who supported the Perl community in various ways, through creativity, energy, involvement in all the aspects that go beyond the technical side of Perl. The White Camel is a ...

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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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