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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Wow. That's an awesome looking building. I wanna work there :(

    Not knowing anything about your agent, I'd be hard-placed to say whether or not he knows his stuff, but I have met a number of folks who make a serious distinction between Web and application development. With the Web, most developers are working in a stateless environment and have to design applications which take this into account. One generally isn't working with threaded applications, creating event-driven code or building rich GUIs.

    Plus, let's face it: lots of "Web" programmers suck. They've tossed up a bunch of CGI scripts for sites that have maybe three customers at a time and have no clue that what they're building doesn't scale. That's not to say that all Web developers are clueless, but it seems to me that those who have primarily worked in a Web environment often don't have a clue that there's a lot more to programming world than what they're doing (this is closely related to the "Perl is all I will ever need" argument).

    Needless to say, this doesn't apply to everyone and if you have a strong enough background, that will come through in an interview. I just hope your agent doesn't hold you back because he doesn't realize this. Heck, I'd hire you in a heartbeat if I was in a position to do so.