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posted by davorg on 2007.07.27 3:00   Printer-friendly
Skud writes "The Perl Survey is attempting to take a snapshot of the Perl world as it currently stands. Whether you're a web developer, sysadmin, or using Perl for scientific research or finance or just tracking your DVD collection, we'd love to hear about it.

We're trying to answer questions like:
  • Where do Perl programmers come from?
  • What sort of fields do they work in?
  • What languages — computer and spoken — do Perl programmers use?
  • How many use Perl as their primary language?
  • What proportion of Perl users participate in the Perl community through mailing lists, user groups, and conferences?
The survey's open til the end of September. After it closes, we'll be releasing the results in various forms, including a full data set for you to download and play with."
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  • Good thing there's no "favorite baseball team" question, eh Chris?
    • I didn't participate in the survey. I don't want to answer any of the demographics questions (because I don't think it is important, and therefore I do not wish to contribute to something that may consider it to be important), and I can't participate unless I do answer them.

  • Cygwin is not included as a development platform. It is a very significant platform for me.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • My apologies; I'll make sure it's on the list next time round. For now, just put it in as "other".
      Kirrily "Skud" Robert
  • I didn't see SAP AG's ABAP/4 or ABAP Objects. I know SAP go out of their way to close people off from ABAP to keep it "special", but as SAP is widely deployed it's COBOL/SQL language is very common, more so than many people think. I'm forced to use it to earn my pennies...

    ABAP/4 [].

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • Niche browser, but the javascript-driven multi-option input fields (Industry, Languages, Versions, OS) are all broken and can not scroll. Unsurprisingly, works in Firefox but I happened to have Opera open when I tried it.
  • I know where perl programmers come from....:)

  • error: install_driver(mysql) failed: Can't locate DBD/ in @INC (@INC contains: /home/chezskud/websites/ /home/chezskud/perl/lib/perl5/i386-linux-thread-multi /home/chezskud/perl/lib/perl5 /home/chezskud/perl/lib /home/chezskud/site/perl/lib/perl5//i386-linux-thread-multi /home/chezskud/site/perl/lib/perl5/ /home/chezskud/perl/share/perl/5.8.4 /home/chezskud/perl/lib/perl/5.8.4 /home/chezskud/perl/share/perl/5.8/ /home/chezskud/perl/lib/i386-linux-thread-multi /etc/perl /usr/l
    Were that I say, pancakes?