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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • At my previous, and current company they've run into the same problem, as well at as another largish dev house in toronto. Salaries are getting large, because finding people that already have the skills is getting challenging to impossible.

    The last two hires at my previous employer had little to no perl experience, but were already programmers (ie: had CS degrees of some sort). We then took it upon ourselves to bring them up to speed in perl.

    Obviously that won't work for everyone, but if you hire smart pe

    • I run a very small consulting company and that's what I did too. I hired a Python programmer and had him learn Perl. He's very smart and picked it up in no time. Soon after he was hired, I sent him a copy of Perl Best Practices and he learned many good habits from the start.