Current State of Auntie Beeb

Paul Weaver paul.weaver at
Mon Oct 8 19:47:36 BST 2012

We use a lot of perl internally in News. Not just monitoring, but in the
TV production chain. Pretty much anything you see that's not live, and
comes from abroad, comes in via perl. Just this evening I've written a
few new lines of perl code which I've deployed to servers in Islamabad,
Brussels and Moscow.

The last entirely new perl code I created was in March, a jquery front
end/perl backend to control some video encoders.

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> > Out of interest which bits of the Beeb are still Perl? Are
> > still there? And where does fit into
> > these days?
> >
> >
> >
> Well, there's me, and a several others working in Publishing Services.
> Perl products in our area are:
>  * PIPS (programme metadata database).
>  * Dynamite (client-facing: programme metadata feeds)
>  * Media Selector (client-facing: media access/security), which is
> Modern Perl (thanks mainly to pdcawley)
> There's other odd projects out there too.
> No new Perl projects though.
> Don't think the News homepage has anything to do with Perl these days.
>   Ash
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