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Perl is Dead. Long Live Perl.

Aug 04, 2007, 08:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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"JT Smith, president of Plain Black, the creator of WebGUI, and one of the unsung successes of using Perl in business, recently sent me this essay. He gave me permission to publish it in its entirety here.

"(In the interest of full disclosure, the plush WebGUI octopus I have from YAPC::NA last year is one of the coolest pieces of swag outside of Hollywood, ever.)

"It seems every day I am questioned about why I write in Perl versus PHP, Java, C#, Ruby, Python, or [insert your favorite language here]..."

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