JPeterson at bmjgroup.com
Fri Apr 11 16:24:53 BST 2008
> Paul Makepeace wrote:
> > On 4/7/08, David Cantrell <david at cantrell.org.uk> wrote:
> >>> Any perl businesses with multi-<s>billion</s> million, even,
> dollar valuations?
> >> >
> >> > Morgan Stanley doesn't count :-)
FWIW, I had a chat with my local tame recruitment agent. His view of the
Python - little or no demand, only had one python job in the last month
Ruby - small but growing noticeably, had 4-5 in the last month
PHP - big and growing fast, and has had several 'good' (his words) Java
devs switch to PHP recently. Some large outfits now actively recruiting
'real' programmers and asking them to use PHP.
Java - big and static, waiting to see what effect the (highly probable)
city layoffs will have in a month or two's time.
Perl - small and static (4-5 / month), still used by a small number of
very big companies, who seem to account for most of it.
This sample is from one of the big 5 agencies, but only the north-central
London area, which is heavily dominated by publishing and (traditional)
Make of it what you will. Most interesting I thought was his belief that
people who previously would have written off PHP were now attempting to
use it, but to use it like a proper language.
My recent playing with Ruby came to griding halt whan I noticed it STILL
didn't do unicode. Also, if you look at Ruby's Net::SMTP and Perl's
Net::SMTP Perl's is just so much nicer - better documentation, better
designed, does more stuff. It really shows what an extra decade of
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