Junior-mid level Perl

Richard Foley richard.foley at rfi.net
Wed Apr 27 09:44:13 BST 2011

That's good to hear.  All I ever hear in the new-projects-arena from 
management is everything is being replaced with Java.  Although I am still 
gainfully employed contract-to-contract as a Perl developer and have been for 
a number of years, there seems to be this constant undercurrent of "it's a 
dead language".  *WE* might know that's not true, but the "word on the street" 
is different, and it's the (maybe technical) managers who decide what language 
to use most of the time.  Having said that, it seems as though it's getting 
harder to find good perl developers, or at least that's what the agencies tell 
me, maybe that's a good thing in some ways in the short term (for me), but 
it's not so good in the long term (for us), imho.

The other day I heard of a new Perl project replacing an old Java project - 
that was a nice noise indeed.


Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than AufWiederSehen! 

> There's enough of a demand for Perl devs in London that a lot of companies
> that are looking to hire in that space are willing to hire people with
> OO-PHP/Python experience.
> Katie

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