On Fri July 27 2007 13:19:28 Tony Byrne wrote:
| No, we did fill that position and I don't recall it taking us all
| that long either. This time around its proving tough to find
| developers with solid Perl skills, although I'm prepared to believe
| that we haven't been looking in the right places until now, or that
| the time of year has something to do with it. Has Perl been deserted
| by serious developers, or are they all working for the Googles &
| eBays of the world?
I have an alternate explanation. To my mind perl is the weapon of choice
of sysadmins who occasionally use it to do web applications. PHP seems to
be a lot more about instant web enabled gratification first and wider
Both approaches are okay up to a point, but it means that by the time they
are doing the sort of perl you might be looking for, odds are on that
they'd be reading CVs rather than sending them.
--- Paul Mc Auley <paulmc at peema.org>
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