the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Mon Aug 7 15:18:15 BST 2006

Peter Hickman wrote:
> Andy Wardley wrote:
>> So while it's easier to find a PHP/Java programmer or job, I think it's
>> easier to find a *decent* Perl programmer/job these days because the 
>> Perl wheat has been separated from the web/CGI/monkey-hack chaff.
> It's less easy than you think. Thats why we are turning into a Java shop :(

We've had good success finding OO PHP developers who've decided they don't 
like PHP anymore and teaching them perl. Not only do they tend to not mind 
boring stuff, they often actively enjoy it at least for a while because 
they're now doing boring stuff in 1/10 the number of lines of code :)

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