Paul Makepeace paulm at paulm.com
Wed Aug 22 00:51:09 BST 2007

A company I'm involved with (not a search engine) is hiring grade-A
Catalyst-savvy perl coders who know a bit about production, svk, MySQL
5, DBIx::Class, and ideally have some interest in corporate
governance&ethics and/or maths and/or stats and/or AI and/or being
part of a market disruption. And it's in London :-) Everyone has a
different view on interesting I suppose but I certainly find it
interesting and the work is short-cycle, well-spec'ed, and highly
telework favourable (Google Apps/Docs/Chat, etc).

In terms of turncoaty-ness I must confess to liking python more and more.


On 7/26/07, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
> With the dearth of any interesting Perl jobs out there, I'm thinking
> that I should probably retrain in something that people are actually
> hiring for. A quick poke around Jobserve indicates that Java jobs pay
> enough coin that I can afford to take loads of time off to hack on
> interesting Perl stuff.
> The main downside is that my Java knowledge is basically stuck in
> 1998. I know the core language, have written web applets, mobile
> phone applications, daemons, but it's all Java 1.1 style. I hear
> they've added one or two new features to Java since :)
> So... I'm going to wander into Foyles to stock up on books to get me
> back up to speed. Assume I'm
> a competent Perl 5 and Java 1.1 developer. Which books come
> recommended to drag me kicking and screaming into the 21st century?
> Should I be looking at Struts, or something else? Swing looks useful
> (or at least seems to suck less hard than AWT), is it? Where did they
> hide LWP[0]? XML::Simple? Data::Dumper? WWW::Mechanize? etc..?
> [0] I lie, I actually know this one.

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