paulm at paulm.com
Tue Apr 8 12:54:58 BST 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 11:13 PM, Paul Johnson <paul at pjcj.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 06:34:12PM +0100, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> > On 4/7/08, ben at bpfh.net <ben at bpfh.net> wrote:
> > > On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 02:04:21PM +0100, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> > > >
> > > >There's a difference between 'business relies on X' and 'business uses
> > > >X'. Sure MS use Perl, so do Google, and Amazon. Do either company
> > > >_remotely_ rely on it? No. (I'd be curious to hear from people working
> > > >in finance who use other languages what perl's role in the finance
> > > >world actually is. There seems to generally be a lot of overstatement
> > > >of perl's use in certain businesses in this thread.)
> > >
> > >
> > > In my opinion, it would be serious misconduct on the part of anyone
> > > who worked for a financial institution to discuss the inner workings
> > > of systems in sufficient depth to satisfy this thread on a publicly
> > > archived list.
> > Well then, I'm sure we'd be happy to hear from anyone no longer
> > working at a financial institution ;-)
> > Or, joking aside, information revealed that's within their sense of conscience.
> Ooh, show and tell! I'll go first.
> This is how Perl is used in the heady world of international finance.
> Or at least as much as I am allowed to reveal under Swiss banking
> secrecy laws.
> Surprisingly enough, those are the slides from my 2007 presentation
> "Glueing A Bank Together" at YAPC::Eu in Vienna.
Cool stuff. Thanks!
> [ Note to future employers: I recieved permission from all the right
> people to say all the things I said. ]
> OK, now it's your turn.
> Tell us something exciting about how Google is using dynamic languages.
Funny you should ask! Well, Google thinks python is important enough
to hire its author, Guido v Rossum. And he's part of a team that's
been working on making python accessible in a hosted environment,
along with Django and friends. It's pretty damn cool.
"Google App Engine enables you to build web applications on the same
scalable systems that power Google applications."
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