[sf-perl] what do you do?
quinn at fairpath.com
Wed Feb 18 11:26:16 PST 2009
I do whatever my contract says to do. :) --mostly web programming and
services. Just about 75% web programming and 25% web services.
One interesting trend I've noticed with Perl web contracts these days
is that they're almost always for inTRAnet web apps, seldom for
Sometimes I do 100% Perl back-end programming (for web services).
Sometimes I do a mix of Perl and SQL (or ORM) while my client's
employee does the UI.
Sometimes (my favorite times) I do the whole web app on my own. Then it
usually boils down to something like:
30% UI design and XHTML/CSS
5% - 10% Database setup and DDL
20% - 30% jQuery
50% Back-end Perl plus SQL or ORM (usually ORM these days)
These numbers vary wildly according to requirements. Some sites need
UIs; more prefer quick and dirty UIs and fast development times.
trade-off, I make sure the customer understands the options and gives
informed consent. Then I deliver what they want.
Thanks for the thought-provoking question. It was fun to answer.
Full-stack web consultant
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