Yesterday, I thought I'd fire up a search tool and see how many mentions of Perl could be found on news source sites (newswires, etc)(1).
Here are some of them. I limited the results to those that seemed to have a 2002 publication date. Certainly this can't be all, so I must have missed some. However, I did expect to find more than this.
Some are interesting, others are trivial, and a few felt a little insulting in their Perl mentions.
I wonder if anyone has any use for this kind of summary. Likewise, I wonder if Perl 6 will catapult Perl back into a larger spotlight.
MKS Toolkit 8.0 Product Family Ships First Secure Shell with UNIX Commands and Utilities on Windows
Included Perl 5.6 at the time of this notice Jan 2002.
YesSoftware Ships CodeCharge Studio
June 2002, "...newest version of its code generator and Rapid Application Development (RAD) platform for the Web...", and, "...automates the creation of Web applications by generating professional-level, object-oriented code in all popular server languages, such as ASP.NET (C#), ASP, PHP, Java Servlets, JSP, ColdFusion and Perl." yadayada.
Apache Server Supports
July 25, 2002, "...the widely popular Apache Web server will support Microsoft's
.Net technology.", and, "With Apache, developers will be able to use Java, Perl and PHP on a .Net platform, something they wouldn't get with IIS because Microsoft doesn't support those technologies."
The father of modern spam speaks
Perl gets used for many things...
Fonix Releases Fonix SpeakThis 2.0; Now You Can Deliver Your website in MP3
SpeakThis works with all web scripting and programming environments including Java, ASP, PHP, Cold Fusion and Perl."
Mozilla Impresses From All Angles
Broaden Options, With Caution (continued)
Open Source discussion in eWeek mentioning Perl.
Three Paths to Sorting Content (continued)
Applied Semantic's Auto-Categorizer 1.1 has Perl API
Europe Embraces Web Services
Aug 22, 2002, "And because all communication is in XML, Web services are not tied to any one operating system or programming language. For example, Java can talk with Perl,"
SonyEricsson cuts Linux P800 fee to zero
"And this has proved a stumbling block for software libre developers who want to build applications on Linux. The GNUpoc project allows the Windows-based libraries to be used in the WINE environment, and with only a little bash, perl and WINE former Symbian engineer Alfred Heggestad, who maintains the project, was able to port his Commodore 64 emulator to the Nokia 9210. "
ActiveBuddy Intros a Lite BuddyScript Server
Aug 12, 2002, "ActiveBuddy Inc., which is based in New York City and Sunnyvale, Calif., said it is making available a limited edition of its BuddyScript Server. With the move, developers of IM-based interactive agents -- also known as "bots" -- can demonstrate their virtual "wares" to their clients and/or friends. ", "Bot building isn't for the casual IM user. A person needs to know general programming, the old DOS and even Perl before even thinking about diving into the world of bots. "
1 Actually, this search was prompted by my reading of an article in the Aug 19 edition of eWeek ("Sun to target Linux-based initiative at developers") discussing Sun's push around Open Source products, and their "solution" called LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and <cough> PHP </cough>) I started wondering how many, and what quality, of mentions Perl was getting.