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renodino
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http://www.presicient.com/

Perl Contrarian & SQL fanboy.

Here's my CPAN goods. [cpan.org]

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  Comment: I guess things haven't changed much... (Score 1) on 2009.08.09 17:18

by renodino on 2009.08.09 17:18 (#69941)
Attached to: Myth of rarity of "good Perl programmers"
...in the past 3 years

Which is probably why I dropped the mic, walked away, and now make my living hacking C/C++/Python/Java. While recent numbers indicate the job market may be slowly turning around, I fear Perl's climb out of the pit may be slower than its rivals.

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  Journal: Help! DBD/DBIx::Chart need patent protection on 2009.02.19 17:23

Journal by renodino on 2009.02.19 17:23
Module News
Someone has just alerted me to the following patent attempt by our friends at IBM:

Data Plotting Extension for Structured Query Language

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  Journal: Is DEET an effective Irony repellant ? on 2009.02.12 11:46

Journal by renodino on 2009.02.12 11:46
User Journal
My overlords have tasked me to fix a rather sticky, noisome bit of coding horror whose SQL parser is in need of repair (it needs an overhaul, but thats too risky). Actually, there are 2 or 3 SQL parsers in this pile of codegoo (after all, one is never enough!)

After 6+ hours of hair tearing, teeth gnashing and screaming at the walls while attempting to fix this coding disaster, I note the following harmless bit (coded with the rusty straight razor of 'C'):

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  Comment: Have you considered... (Score 1) on 2009.01.29 20:16

by renodino on 2009.01.29 20:16 (#67114)
Attached to: Internal Perldoc
Warning: Shameless self-promotion ahead

For another take on Perl docs: Pod::Classdoc

For an example of Pod::Classdoc output: Thread::Sociable

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  pQuery: jQuery for Perl on 2008.02.28 14:03 renodino

Submitted by renodino on 2008.02.28 14:03
Module News
Oh boy, new toys!

pQuery

See also pQuery

I'm not a big fan of jQuery, but pQuery should keep me busy this weekend 8^))

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  Journal: pQuery: jQuery for Perl on 2008.02.28 14:03

Journal by renodino on 2008.02.28 14:03
Module News
Oh boy, new toys!

pQuery

See also pQuery

I'm not a big fan of jQuery, but pQuery should keep me busy this weekend 8^))

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  "Tired of FUD" Followup: Where the Jobs Are on 2008.02.11 14:37 renodino

Submitted by renodino on 2008.02.11 14:37
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For "Tired of Perl Is Dead FUD", I generated a simple chart of Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby job listings. It generated a lot more interest than I expected.

One of the common comments went something like, "Yeah, but there's no Perl jobs in my backyard".

Which aggravated a chronic itch I've had since first releasing DBD::Chart/ DBIx::Chart several years ago: how to support some kind of GIS visualizations. I've occasionally had users ask about GIS support, but it seemed like such a huge challenge that I've always begged off.

All the online mapping services are about "geo-location"; I'm interested in "geo-intelligence".

So when people asked "yeah, but where are those jobs ?", I decided to scratch that itch.

I found GD::Map, but its interface and rendering weren't quite what I wanted. So I've created GD::Map::Mercator. (Alas, I still haven't figured out how to integrate it into DBIx::Chart, but the experience helped me better understand the issues)

With that, and a Javascript widget I've been working on for another project, and a bit more detailed screenscraping, I've whipped up a Dynamic Language Jobs Map that provides some relative indicators of where those jobs are, along with a drill-down breakout of the Javascript, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby job counts. (Sorry, USA only; free/open, current detail GIS data for other locations is hard to find)

Note that I've added Javascript to the list, because its become increasingly important to me personally, and I suspect it either already is, or soon will be, important to other dynamic language users.

The cosmetics are still a bit rough in spots (despite minor intervention with Microsoft Paint), but hopefully its a bit more insightful. I'd hoped to get a deeper drill down using area code GIS data, but I've been unable to locate a free/open source for the data (if anyone knows of a source of such data, I'd be grateful if you passed along the info).

I'll try to update the data every couple of weeks; I've imposed on DICE's hospitatilty a bit more than I should; hopefully they'll continue to be gracious about my occasional scraping.

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  Journal: "Tired of FUD" Followup: Where the Jobs Are on 2008.02.11 14:37

Journal by renodino on 2008.02.11 14:37
User Journal
For "Tired of Perl Is Dead FUD", I generated a simple chart of Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby job listings. It generated a lot more interest than I expected.

One of the common comments went something like, "Yeah, but there's no Perl jobs in my backyard".

Which aggravated a chronic itch I've had since first releasing DBD::Chart/ DBIx::Chart several years ago: how to support some kind of GIS visualizations. I've occasionally had users ask about GIS support, but it seemed like such a huge challenge that I've always begged off.

All the online mapping services are about "geo-location"; I'm interested in "geo-intelligence".

So when people asked "yeah, but where are those jobs ?", I decided to scratch that itch.

I found GD::Map, but its interface and rendering weren't quite what I wanted. So I've created GD::Map::Mercator. (Alas, I still haven't figured out how to integrate it into DBIx::Chart, but the experience helped me better understand the issues)

With that, and a Javascript widget I've been working on for another project, and a bit more detailed screenscraping, I've whipped up a Dynamic Language Jobs Map that provides some relative indicators of where those jobs are, along with a drill-down breakout of the Javascript, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby job counts. (Sorry, USA only; free/open, current detail GIS data for other locations is hard to find)

Note that I've added Javascript to the list, because its become increasingly important to me personally, and I suspect it either already is, or soon will be, important to other dynamic language users.

The cosmetics are still a bit rough in spots (despite minor intervention with Microsoft Paint), but hopefully its a bit more insightful. I'd hoped to get a deeper drill down using area code GIS data, but I've been unable to locate a free/open source for the data (if anyone knows of a source of such data, I'd be grateful if you passed along the info).

I'll try to update the data every couple of weeks; I've imposed on DICE's hospitality a bit more than I should; hopefully they'll continue to be gracious about my occasional scraping.

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  Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ? on 2007.09.13 17:40 renodino

Submitted by renodino on 2007.09.13 17:40
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Yeah, me too. But I'm a capitalist, so I like to see what people are writing checks for. As I'm fed up with the various unsubstantiated claims, I've whipped up a little graphic that will hopefully cheer you up. I'll try to keep it updated regularly.

If nothing else, it'll give us all something to watch as we're overtaken by our Ruby and Python overlords.

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  Journal: Tired of "Perl is dead" FUD ? on 2007.09.13 17:40

Journal by renodino on 2007.09.13 17:40
User Journal

Yeah, me too. But I'm a capitalist, so I like to see what people are writing checks for. As I'm fed up with the various unsubstantiated claims, I've whipped up a little graphic that will hopefully cheer you up. I'll try to keep it updated regularly.

If nothing else, it'll give us all something to watch as we're overtaken by our Ruby and Python overlords.

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