[Pdx-pm] Fwd: [pm_groups] Perl programming on the Perl Monger web sites - use of our web assets

Eric Wilhelm enobacon at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 12:09:02 PDT 2013

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Date: Friday 09 August 2013
From: Gabor Szabo <gabor at szabgab.com>


Recently Mithaldu sent out another call to add "Perl programming" to
our web sites.

In general I don't think that this will solve the major issues Perl is
facing, but a few
comments on 
convinced me that we are actually misleading TIOBE, and any other
organization comparing these expressions.
While you don't care how TIOBE ranks Perl, other people base their
perception and decisions on that.

Here is the quote that most convinced me:

"Of the first 20 hits for Perl, 17 are actual hits on Perl. Meanwhile
for the 20 Python results, 5 are actually about the programming

So I went ahead and update my two main sites:
The Perl Weekly http://perlweekly.com/ and the Perl Maven: 
adding a sentence with "Perl Programming" in it to every page.
I have some more sites to change this way, but I'd like to go and call
all the Perl Monger leaders.

We have some very powerful web assets in our hands. Even if not many
people visit
the individual Perl Monger sites, they are respected by Google.

So we can use them to promote other Perl-related assets and to point out 
web site talking about "Perl Programming" and "Perl Programmers".

So It would be awesome if you could check your web site and make sure

1) it works
2) it has links to some important web site

I even created a recommended list for you based on what I
saw at http://houston.pm.org/ with some personal tweaks.
Please put your "area of service" instead of the dots and pick the links
you'd like to endorse:

This site is about the Perl programming language, especially for Perl
Programmers in

<li class="head">External resources</li>
<li><a href="http://blogs.perl.org/">Perl Blogs</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ironman.enlightenedperl.org/">Planet Perl Iron 
<li><a href="http://www.perlmonks.org/">The Perl Monastery</a></li>
<li><a href="http://metacpan.org/">Meta CPAN</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.perl.org/">The Perl Directory</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.perl.com/">Perl.com</a></li>
<li><a href="http://padre.perlide.org/" title="perl editor">Perl
IDE</a></li><li class="head">News</li>
<li><a href="http://perlbuzz.com/">Perl Buzz</a></li>
<li><a href="http://perlnews.org/">Perl News</a></li>
<li><a href="http://perlsphere.net/">Perlsphere Aggregated Perl 
<li><a href="http://perlweekly.com/">Perl Weekly news</a></li>
<li class="head">Tutorials</li>
<li><a href="http://perl-tutorial.org/">A Collection</a></li>
<li><a href="http://learn.perl.org/tutorials/">Perl tutorials</a></li>
<li><a href="http://onyxneon.com/books/modern_perl/">Modern Perl 
<li><a href="http://perlmaven.com/perl-tutorial">Perl Maven 

Oh yes, just to "lead by example" I have already updated both
and http://perl.org.il/ with the expressions and with some of the links.

regards and have a wonderful weekend!


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