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ajt (2546)

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Friday January 23, 2009
12:59 PM

Proud to Use Perl

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Just before the end of last year we went live with a new quality initiative at our Hampshire based manufacturing site. It's mostly SAP standard and barcoding but my bit was some custom ABAP code and some funky Perl stuff to glue some of the hard bits together.

I'm proud of the solution is brings lots of quality and regulatory benefits to the factory which is good as we make medical devices. We also got a 15% increase in productivity for free which the bean counters will like. I mentioned this to the Proud To Use Perl and Dave said it was a good story.

After we went live the factory manager wanted a nice big plasma screen in the office showing live figures from the SAP system as they are entered into it by the factory staff. The easiest way to do that was to reuse a Perl/SAP web application framework I wrote for another project (zero code changes required) and create to new SAP functions to do the new SAP side of the work. All told it too two days to have up on the "big screen" for a site visit by top brass. Yet another win for Perl.

All I have to do is finish off my Proud to Use Perl statement - something I'm not so good at.

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