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Re^2: Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ?

by erroneousBollock (Curate)
on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:12 UTC ( [id://638954] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ?
in thread Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ?

Unfortunately (at least where I live) perl is usually required (along with shells, databases) not for programming jobs, but for nasty, boring, system administration jobs. :-(

-David.

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Re^3: Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ?
by johngg (Canon) on Sep 14, 2007 at 13:45 UTC
    I've been doing nasty, boring system administration jobs for over 20 years now. At least the last several years doing the job with the help of Perl have been far more productive and interesting than what went before. :-)

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

Re^3: Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ?
by bwelch (Curate) on Sep 14, 2007 at 16:53 UTC
    After changing jobs from software developer to database developer, I find many more cases where Perl is a perfect tool because I'm now working closer to databases. While I have no wish to move to a full DBA or system administration job, this is working out well with about 70% development and 30% DBA work.

    It seems that some DBA jobs are actually interesting Perl developer jobs in disguise.