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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.


  • (This is a new account, and this is my first post on use.perl. I am an IT Director who often does 'web development' (one-click-wonders) to solve often complex problems on my employer's web sites (both internal and external). However, I used to work as an application developer (C/C++) on Solaris and SCO Unix systems.)

    ... I thought I'd point out that there is a difference in perception for a reason.

    First off - an application is a complex thing with multiple sub-functions. To be an application, however, i

  • Read this[1], this morning... could be useful to forward to your agent. The line is blurring between Web & App. Development.

    Good luck w/ your hunt! :)

    - Jason

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  • You are absolutely right that they are the same thing. The only reason I might not want to hire a "web development" guy is the perception that some "web development" people don't realize the reverse: that web development is application development and needs to be done to high standards.

    If you were applying at my employer I'd be pushing as hard as possible for them to bring you on. I've seen what you do well enough to know you do it to high standards. I can't believe that anyone who might have a problem

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • You just write applications which have, amongst their many interfaces, a web front end. There's no reason to even talk about the web. Talk about your apps having SOAP front-ends, tk front-ends, curses front-ends, etc.

    You need to also put a link in your CV to the review that DDJ did of your Weird Hat Guy book. In that review they talk about how all your sensible advice applies to programmers in any language and any environment.