On 27/07/07, Tony Byrne <ilug at byrnehq.com> wrote:
> Has Perl been deserted
> by serious developers, or are they all working for the Googles &
> eBays of the world?
Well, serious Perl developers would be more at home at Amazon (our
retail website is implemented in Mason with a lot of Perl services)
than at Google, which is a Python-dominated dev environment.
But I think Paul is right; hard-core Perl hackers are probably happy
and valued where they are, so they are not going to be searching for
jobs so much.
You might want to get a bright young thing who lacks polish but has
plenty of smarts, and teach him or her how to write good Perl. That
approach scales, in my experience.
> Tony (serious Perl developer).
-Josh (serious Perl developer)
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