Writing About Perl

Mallory van Achterberg stommepoes at stommepoes.nl
Wed Aug 24 17:57:43 BST 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 01:45:58PM +0200, Abigail wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 12:24:05PM +0100, Pete Smith top-posted:
> > I think that devs are interested in tools that let them get things up  
> > and running with little effort, so perhaps an article explaining how  
> > easy it is to use catalyst/dancer/mojo + dbic + plack (with a bit of  
> > moose thrown in) using distro packages (cpan probably frustrates newbies  
> > to perl if installation / tests fail) to get a web app up and running in  
> > a few minutes.
> >
> > That was the appeal of ruby and rails as far as I can make out.
> So, the point of the assignment (which is to show how Perl has moved on
> in the last 10 years) is going to be "after 10 years, we now can do what
> Ruby on Rails can"?

You'd be surprised how large the group is then who don't realise that yes,
Perl can do these things. A young web developer said on a forum recently,
"Perl is too old for me." He uses C#/.NET. Let's change his perception.


More information about the london.pm mailing list