symbolist's Journal symbolist's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:46:48+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 symbolist's Journal Perl in the News (somewhat) Every now and then I have too much time on my hands.<p> 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).</p><p> 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.</p><p> Some are interesting, others are trivial, and a few felt a little insulting in their Perl mentions.</p><p> 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.</p><blockquote><div><p> <a href="">MKS Toolkit 8.0 Product Family Ships First Secure Shell with UNIX Commands and Utilities on Windows</a> <br>Included Perl 5.6 at the time of this notice Jan 2002. </p><p> <a href="">YesSoftware Ships CodeCharge Studio</a> <br>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. </p><p> <a href=",1411,54072,00.html">Apache Server Supports<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.Net Tech </a> <br>July 25, 2002, "...the widely popular Apache Web server will support Microsoft's<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.Net technology.", and, "With Apache, developers will be able to use Java, Perl and PHP on a<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.Net platform, something they wouldn't get with IIS because Microsoft doesn't support those technologies." </p><p> <a href=""> The father of modern spam speaks</a> <br>Perl gets used for many things... </p><p> <a href=";STORY=/www/story/07-25-2002/0001771656&amp;EDATE=">Fonix Releases Fonix SpeakThis 2.0; Now You Can Deliver Your website in MP3 </a> <br>SpeakThis works with all web scripting and programming environments including Java, ASP, PHP, Cold Fusion and Perl." </p><p> <a href="http://http//,3959,30630,00.asp">Mozilla Impresses From All Angles</a> <br>June 6 2002, XPCOM, "...also makes it very easy for developers to integrate applications into the Mozilla interface. XPCOM, which is based on C and C++, and also uses standard development code such as JavaScript and Perl, is the object model engine for Mozilla. " </p><p> <a href=",3959,367241,00.asp">Broaden Options, With Caution (continued)</a> <br>Open Source discussion in eWeek mentioning Perl. </p><p> <a href=",3959,386437,00.asp">Three Paths to Sorting Content (continued)</a> <br>Applied Semantic's Auto-Categorizer 1.1 has Perl API </p><p> <a href="">Europe Embraces Web Services</a> <br>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," </p><p> <a href="">SonyEricsson cuts Linux P800 fee to zero</a> <br>"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. " </p><p> <a href="">ActiveBuddy Intros a Lite BuddyScript Server</a> <br>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. " </p></div> </blockquote><p> 1<em>&nbsp;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 &lt;cough&gt; PHP &lt;/cough&gt;) I started wondering how many, and what quality, of mentions Perl was getting.</em></p> symbolist 2002-08-22T22:19:00+00:00 journal