[Wellington-pm] How much perl is out there?

Lenz Gschwendtner lenz at gschwendtner.eu
Sun May 30 14:11:32 PDT 2010

to come back to your initial question;
we use perl for all our frontend development which is either catalyst or more recently for some small trials mojolicious. backend wise we use perl and erlang and especially erlang is always worth a look at :-)

perl is far from dead it only grew from a hyped scripting language to a working major language. you'll most probably see not to much c++ hype or someone overly excited about java. in terms of active developers in the space perl is quite well set i think. there are some really neat frameworks for web development and i see no real need to pick up any of the currently hyped languages for my day-to-day development.

learning a new language is always worth it though but i would go for a functional language in that case. it stretches your mind way more and improves your day-to-day programming - in whatever language that is - remarkably.


On 29/05/2010, at 7:44 PM, dale.durose wrote:

> Hello Mongers
> I have a question is perl still being used commonly in the new zealand IT industry? I know in the past it was used for most web applications. So i imagine its holding strong with the system administrators out there?
> ~ Dale
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