May 2013 Archives

Making Perl more accessible

There is a reason large software companies provide free or relatively cheap license for their super-expensive software to students.
When these people finish school and look for a job, they will already know how to use that super-expensive software and not the other one.
So when a company hires them, either they let the person use this super-expensive program they need to train the person to use the other one. Even if the other one is free of charge, the training cost and the time it takes to get up-to-speed in that other tool will mean that most companies will opt for the software that has a larger pool of knowledgeable users.

With programming languages there is a similar effect.

Interview with Jay Hannah

the Chief Ticket Monkey of the Perl Mongers.
24.17 min of video or audio only.

Pinto Tutorial in 8 languages

A few days ago Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (aka vti) has published the Russian version of the Pinto Tutorial Jeffrey Thalhammer wrote.

In the meantime we also got access to the English version and prepared translations of the article. I am really glad to announce that just within a few days
there are now 8 versions of the tutorial:…

About Gabor Szabo

user-pic Perl author and trainer. Usually writing on other sites: Writing the Perl 5 Maven tutorial Perl 6 articles. Started a Perl IDE. Running the Weekly Perl newsletter. My personal blog.