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perigrin (3495)

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After Middle School Chris bounced through various high schools around the state of Florida for a bit. He ended up getting a BA (in English) from the University of Central Florida at about the time others his age were getting their MAs. His (now) wife, their child, and he went to Europe for a bit (there was a programming job in Scotland) and came back unemployed where upon he got offered a job in St. Paul. He moved on from that job after a few years to one where he was paid to do the things he previously did as a hobby. That sounds much more exciting than it really was. Really his life is based on two kids, two cats, and a bunny.

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Tuesday March 25, 2008
04:16 PM

Make Perl Exciting ... Hack and Discuss

[ #35977 ]

So there is a thread on PerlMonks talking about how to bring the excitement back to Perl. Which is something I’ve been thinking about a while myself. Stevan chimed in with his own analysis of Perl vs PHP and Ruby spot on which is as far as I can tell accurate. However it doesn’t really talk about how exciting Perl is, and how to explain that to others. chromatic said it best

Step one: do something you think is cool with Perl.

Step two: get a weblog and post about the results of step one.

Step three: make sure that Google and Technorati and other aggregators index your post.

Step four: repeat.

Which is exactly right. Write code, publish apps people want to use, then talk about how Perl solved the problem in a public forum.

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