Perl publishing and attracting new developers
jerome.eteve at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 14:21:59 BST 2013
Probably a book about trolling on London.pm would be most entertaining.
On 18 September 2013 14:07, Joel Bernstein <joel at fysh.org> wrote:
> Funny, you usually do give the strong impression that you're trolling at
> best, and that you don't read the replies other people send, so I'm
> probably wasting my time here... However, I'm going to turn this question
> round and ask which publishers you've approached to offer them Perl books?
> On 18 September 2013 14:14, gvim <gvimrc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't mean to troll. In fact, to quote Stevan Little, "I totally asshat
>> Perl" :) but when I saw this today:
>> ... I couldn't help thinking Perl is getting left behind.
>> A contributing factor seems to be the narrow range of Perl books published
>> in recent years despite the Modern Perl renaissance. If you look at the
>> number of Ruby/Rails/Sinatra and Python books published in the last 5 years
>> compared with Perl the contrast is stark. There are stacks of Ruby and
>> Rails books covering very specialised applications. Perl books, by
>> contrast, tend to be just general tomes - Perl Best Practices, Programming
>> Perl, Modern Perl, Pro Perl etc. We have one decent web framework book on
>> Catalyst by Apress, if you discount the first effort by Packt, compared
>> with stacks of Rails and Sinatra books.
>> Take a look at these new, vibrant publishing companies:
>> Not a single Perl title. Surely Moose, Mojolicious or Dancer would have
>> been a candidate?
>> Something's gone wrong. Is it that publishers are not interested in
>> publishing Perl books or that Perl authors aren't writing about interesting
>> and specific applications of Perl?
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