Perl and the human genome project

2016-05-25 10:16:22 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

More than twenty years ago Perl made its mark in one of the most important human endeavours. It all started in Cambridge in a meeting between the computer scientists of the largest DNA sequencing center in Europe and its homologues from the United States. That meeting was meant to solve a sharing problem. The two DNA centers used the same systems and techniques but they weren’t able to share data or compare results. But let’s put things in context first. Backstor ...

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Perl, where to?

2016-06-21 17:06:30 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

Perl came to be 28 years ago, through the grace of Larry Wall. That was the beginning, that was the start of it all. The next versions of Perl succeeded each other rapidly, Perl 2 came in 1988, Perl 3 in 1989 and Perl 4 in 1991. Between 3 and 4 there weren't many changes but the language got a groundwork book, Programming Perl so the version was updated. Perl 4 went through a few changes until 1993 when Larry tossed it out and  began anew with Perl 5, which was released in 1994. ...

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Perl memes all around

2016-06-29 09:03:38 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

If you’re interested in Perl, you must be if you’re reading this blog, you know that when it comes to programming jokes, Perl has been a rather a go topic. There are a lot of Perl jokes, and you probably heard them all, or close anyway, but here are a few Perl zingers that you got to enjoy. Here we go! Everything is a foreign language when you don’t understand it

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Perl Programming Payout

2016-07-05 09:59:07 admin Perl Interests 0 Comments

There’s no mystery that programming pays, this has been pretty much general knowledge for years and years now. But even through coding in general and a technical background  means big bucks, not all coding is created equally and not all coding is paid equally. Right now the top income quartile in the United States, defined as those paid more that 57.000 dollars a year are represented by occupations that require computer coding skills. Coding has become a very useful and v ...

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Perl hate

2016-07-13 17:41:26 admin Perl Interests 1 comment

Why do they hate us? Or let me put it in a less politically charged way, why do they dislike Perl so much? Is it just because it’s not as popular as it was and they just disregard it as one of those dying languages that older programmers refuse to let go? Or is it because the new generation of programmers is completely enthralled by popular languages like PHP, JavaScript or Python? Some programming languages see more hate than others, for various reasons. Some are just point b ...

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