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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by ziggy (25) on 2005.04.10 19:08 (#39567) Journal
    There are a decent number of jobs at http://jobs.perl.org/ [perl.org] that focus on Perl as a primary skill. More and more every month, too. But the overall trend is for Perl as a secondary skill, not a primary skill. Or a focus on some a specialized mix of skills.

    I've seen this for the last couple of years in the DC market. But there is another view that's slowly gaining acceptance: that what you really need isn't a specific skill, but a specific aptitude, and that Perl (or Python, or Ruby) programming is an indicator of that aptitude. So even if you are eventually going to be doing development in C, Java or C#, having a background in Perl is a net benefit for finding jobs/candidates.