[San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled

Nicholas Wehr pm at bionikchickens.com
Fri Sep 24 09:48:37 PDT 2010

I've also heard recently that companies doing M&A diligence will put a
higher valuation on Java (specifically) than on a "scripting language". I
have written, and continue to write, huge systems in Perl and find this
statement to be disturbing to the core of my being. If this is true, it may
impact our choice of platform and those of other companies who have
acquisition in mind as a real exit strategy.

Of course I have no evidence to support this statement; I was hoping
somebody here could comment on the validity of this claim?


On Fri, 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.
> ~chris
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