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Re: Professional perl

by ickyb0d (Monk)
on Oct 17, 2005 at 20:47 UTC ( #500811=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Professional perl

I definately think perl has a place in the professional world. I am actually a recent college graduate, and I had only had about one summer of programming in perl. I was pretty much born and raised on C/C++ all through high school and college.

But in my downtime of trying to find a job, i had about 3 times as many calls about people interested in my perl experience rather than my C++ experience. And sure enough, my current job now is doing perl. I work in a smaller company with a very laid back environment though. So i'm not sure i can really vouch for very large corporations using 'professional perl'. But I did have some interviews with some bigger companys, and they were interested in perl a great deal. However, it seemed like they were more interested in hiring people as consultants. Maybe just to make some quick fixes for problems they were having.

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Re^2: Professional perl
by zshzn (Hermit) on Oct 18, 2005 at 02:24 UTC
    Getting three times the calls for Perl than you get for C++ could be less of a reflection of Perl's popularity as it is of a lack of Perl programmers in comparison to C++ programmers. While prospective clients may find someone else for C++, perhaps they have far fewer options when they need Perl work done. Then again, I'm not you, and I wouldn't know.

    The benefits of programming Perl are many, the drawbacks few. A good solution for a vast range of problems.

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