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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The vicious cycle of legacy code

2017-05-10 09:45:37 admin Perl Interests 1 comment

A one point or another in your career you probably worked on legacy code. It brings chills through every programmer’s spine, it creates nightmares and cold sweats in the night. Basically it’s a term that has a very bad reputation. But what does it actually mean? The definition: Technopedia refers to legacy code as: “an application system source c ...

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2017 Perl Events

2017-05-17 09:23:13 admin Perl Events 0 Comments

Do you plan to attend any Perl conferences or events this year? Well, if you are, here are a few recommendations. First of all we have to go through the two major (yearly) Perl conferences, both formerly known as YAPC (EU and NA) The Perl Conference Amsterdam The EU Perl Conference is in Amsterdam this year and the theme is “High-end Perl”. It will take place from August ...

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5 large companies that use Perl

2017-05-24 10:21:50 admin Companies 0 Comments

One of the questions that we had in the Perl Developer Survey 2017 was about the size of the company that the respondents work for. This was meant to help paint a clearer picture on where  Perl is used. Large and very large companies came ahead, with 25.6% of respondents choosing the 100-1000 section and 30.5% of respondents going with the 1000+ option. We’re going to present companies in both categories. Grant Street Group Based in Pittsburgh, ...

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European Perl Conference(s): it's time to get cracking

2017-05-31 11:59:29 admin News 0 Comments

Summer is upon us and you know what that means: a new Perl conference! Actually more than one, but let’s keep our focus on this side of the pond. Perl people, rise, rise and start writing proposals! This year The EU Perl Conference is in Amsterdam this year and the topic is High End Perl.  The organizers suggestions for topics are: Something where Perl saved you (a lot of) time Something where you ...

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