Writing About Perl

Matt Freake matthew.d.freake at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 13:03:38 BST 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:48 PM, Jason Clifford <jason at ukfsn.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2011-08-23 at 11:39 +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
> > So, purely hypothetically...
> >
> > If a popular Linux magazine had given you the opportunity to write a
> > 3000 word article giving a practical project-based demonstration of
> > how Perl had moved on in the last ten years, what would you do? What
> > would you write about?
> 10 years ago the popular view was the perl always ended up with an
> unmaintainable code base and that it was not very easy to implement.
> I'd suggest something to show how the use of CPAN makes it easy to
> produce big projects without writing lots of code and that the code
> produced is easy to maintain. I'd also consider doing something on top
> of Plack and a popular web framework.
As someone who used to mostly code Perl but mostly doesn't anymore (and
re-joined this list to find out more about what the state-of-the-art in the
world of the Camel was) this is the kind of thing I'd be interested in. I do
read those kind of magazines, but no idea if I'd be the target audience for
the article.


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