New Projects, Old Perls

I’m looking for a new gig, so I’m talking to a number of different shops, recruiters, et. al. Over and over again, I’m being told they’re working with very, very old versions of Perl. I recently came back from an interview with a “leading technology company” that is starting a new project in Perl 5.8 and doesn’t want to use …

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Why Catalyst?

So, let’s start at the top: Why are we using Catalyst? What were we using before? Why did we switch? Our project began as a simple little “we can knock that out in a couple of weeks” kind of thing. (Yeah, I know, insert foreboding music and laugh track.)

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Why are you here?

Thus begins my journal about my exciting adventures with Technology! Right now, I’m working on a “secret” project (no code name) and we have decided to move to the Perl-based Catalyst application framework, with all that entails. Several of the usual suspects and members of the secret project have opined that my perspective as 1) …

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