[San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled
tanicholson at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 10:00:02 PDT 2010
Our enterprise standard is Java but we have lots of Perl code holding it together. But since Java has the most *support* I see more people using Java supported languages like Jython, jRuby, Groovy, CFscript, etc. This allows them to still *script* while living in a Java enterprise. So far as I know Perl doesn't allow that and with a global enterprise keeping standard versions of Perl across all the different platforms is difficult.
Thomas Nicholson | Sent from my iPhone
On Sep 24, 2010, at 9:40 AM, Chris Radcliff <chris_radcliff at mac.com> wrote:
> On Sep 23, 2010, at 9:04 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>> Gautam> Yeah, the company I'm in is rewriting everything in Java from Perl. It
>> Gautam> was because the Senior Designer thought it would be easier to find
>> Gautam> good Java developers, then Perl developers.
>> This is exactly what I'm hoping to avoid, because it's a step backward
>> for humanity.
> I work for a company that's doing the opposite. We have a few older systems written in other languages, but we're migrating them to Perl because our engineers all know it and use it regularly.
> That said, I do think Perl hasn't kept up with some of "hot stuff" languages like Python and Ruby in terms of frameworks, which are the first line of contact for many new programmers. Want to use GAE? Learn Python or (*shudder*) Java. Wonder what this Rails business is about? Learn Ruby. Wordpress plugins? PHP. The language itself is becoming a commodity item, chosen as a side effect of the application environment.
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