Perl, the hot programming language

2016-10-26 10:04:18 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

There are a lot of must know or hot programming languages lists making rounds on the Internet and if you check out any of them you find sort of the same languages. There’s Java, the C family JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Node.js. Swift and on occasion, Perl. Most of the considered hot languages are established (so not to call them old) languages, with just a few exceptions (like Node.js and Swift which are pretty young). Experienced programmers don’t pay much attention ...

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Perl Editors: Vim

2016-11-02 10:06:36 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

Vim is a very powerful text editor popular in the Perl community. As far as text editors go, it brings a lot to the table so we decided to cover more of it in an article. Vim was written by Bram Moolenaar, a Dutch computer prorgammer and was first released in 1991. In the past 25 years it went through 25 versions, the latest being version 8, released last month, on the 3rd of October. It’s free and open source. You can download it from it’s official w ...

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Cluj Perl Mongers: Make Perl Great Again

2016-11-09 10:11:36 admin Perl Events Perl Interests 0 Comments

At last week’s Cluj.pm meeting, the 11th since its inception in 2012, there were a few interesting talks, starting with mst’s presentation, the “godfather”of cluj.pm as he was the first ever guest speaker.  But today we want to talk about another presentation, one called “Make Perl Great Again” by Mihai Szilagyi, a Perl programmer @Evozon. The title of the presentation may put a grin on your face, but hopefully only because of its Trumpesque quality. T ...

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Working on legacy code

2016-11-16 10:30:36 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

It’s hard, difficult and at times even downright horrible. Badly written Perl legacy code is a scary monster that can make developers change programming languages and unfortunately there are quite a few situations when this happened. Legacy code has a somewhat dark and dreadful tone to it. When you think there’s more than one way to do it you get excited at the freedom that it offers. On the other hand when you think that you have to maintain something written a few years ago, or ...

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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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