Polling for fun and engagement

I've been posting some Perl related polls in Perl Programmers over the last few weeks. Despite the obvious weaknesses in the sampling method, they've provided some good insights and great talking points.

Here's some results as of this afternoon. People can still respond to these polls.

Regarding area's where Perl could help out:

Perl Mentoring

In the Perl Programmers Facebook group we have kicked off a Perl Mentoring program. Already more than a dozen experienced Perl people have offered their services to anyone looking to learn more about Perl. It's very convenient that mechanics of volunteering and looking for a mentor are handled by Facebook's mentoring functions. Here's a few thoughts on how to build on that.

For Mentees:

Before reaching out to mentors first pick a specific…

Please not yet-another-oo-system, let's support frameworks

I'm very keen to be actively deprecating and removing syntactic oddities that folks should already be prohibiting via good perlcritic policies (i.e linting) hopefully in their editors and CI pipelines.

And standard perl is a good way for code bases to prepare for the future and derive real benefits right now. Both build on the meritocracy approach of CPAN.

It is that meritocracy that brought us the object frameworks Moose (which people seemed to feel was too big) and then Moo+Type::Tiny (which…

Contacting author of Net::Azure::StorageClient

I am trying to contact Junnama Noda author of Net::Azure::StorageClient

I have sent two emails now to the public email address listed in his public github profile and have received no bounce or response.

If anyone is in contact with him, please have him contact me


Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020

There's a lot in it and we could question some of the methodology, but here's some thoughts.


Perl developers are older (and there aren't that many of them) but salaries are excellent.