[tpm] Perl as a career

Ilia samogon at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 09:53:09 PST 2009

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Antonio Sun <antoniosun at lavabit.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I'm new to TPM, and would like to hear your opinion on Perl's future from
> the career prospective. It can be considered as to further the "great
> debate" about whether IT can be recommended as a profession to the next
> generation,
> http://techrepublic.com.com/http://techrepublic.com.com/5206-13416-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=234089&start=0
> To me, Perl is the most powerful language, however, career-wise, I see most
> Perl jobs are maintaining web applications, whereas Perl lost its
> competitive edge over Php & Java.
> I personally think,
> - Though powerful, Perl has always been a "Cinderella", and will continue
>   being so, with no "Princess" come along to rescue in the future.
> - Perl's role for building web applications will fade out as time goes on.
> What do you think?
> I'm new here, so my observation might not be correct.
> What do you think the percentage would be (web maintaining to all Perl jobs)?

maybe 50:50

> What industry are you in, what type of Perl programming do you do?

currently my full time job is in Telecom. We use Perl to maintain a
legacy LAMP web application and we also use Perl for the backend with
some socket programming. I've also used Perl for a new project to
create a json-rpc server.

> What do you think the future (career-wise) of type of work you do?


> If you lost your current job, how much likely you can get a similar job?

probably likely but I would be looking for a Python gig.

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