A few months ago, I received some mail from Dr. Dobb's Journal informing me that I qualified for a free subscription. Unlike some of the other free rags out there, Dr. Dobb's seemed genuinely useful, so I accepted. The first issue I received was Java only. The issue I am looking at now covers Java, C, C++, C# and
What about the Perl Journal? Well, the last time I paid for a subscription, I received one copy and the magazine folded. I never received a refund and frankly, I was pissed. In its current incarnation, I've seen one issue and never got around to getting a subscription. Now, however, I think I know why. While I should probably subscribe simply because this is my field, it's too narrow for me (though I hear the articles are good).
Even though Dr. Dobb's is not narrow (it's even had articles on Prolog), it's largely useless to me due to its understandably heavy focus on languages with "market share". Despite that, there are times when it has fantastic articles that really pique my curiosity. I just want it to be more consistently relevant to me. What I want is a magazine like Dr. Dobb's that focuses primarily in dynamic programming languages.