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From Marilyn Burgess <mari...@marilynburgess.com>
Subject Re: decline and fall of modperl?
Date Tue, 24 Mar 2009 03:04:47 GMT
>From a fellow lurker to another, I would be interested in reading your
perspective.

- Marilyn

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 7:26 PM, Mike Bourdon <perl_finder@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Very interesting topic, byline and responses.
>
> For the last 5 years I have been Perl recruiter (24 years overall as a
> technical headhunter) based out of Southern Ca.
>
> Many on this list have talked/worked with me, most however would not
> recognize this screen name.
>
> I would be more than happy to share my insights as it relates to the "job"
> / "candidate" market conditions.
>
> If there are enough affirmative replies I will in the near future  post a
> more detailed dissertation.
>
> If not, I will continue to lurk in the shadows.
>
> Long live PERL
>
> --- On *Mon, 3/23/09, Louis-David Mitterrand <
> vindex+lists-modperl@apartia.org <vindex%2Blists-modperl@apartia.org>>*wrote:
>
>
> From: Louis-David Mitterrand <vindex+lists-modperl@apartia.org<vindex%2Blists-modperl@apartia.org>
> >
> Subject: decline and fall of modperl?
> To: modperl@perl.apache.org
> Date: Monday, March 23, 2009, 6:07 AM
>
>
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>
> Hi and sorry for the provocative title of my post :)
>
> One of our customers is doing a detailed review of a mason/modperl ERP
> app we've built for them since 2001. Prodded by some buzzword-compliant
> consultants they are expressing concerns that the app's underlying
> technologies - perl, modperl and mason - are becoming obsolete. They
> feel that a web application framework must have 'rails' or some other
> buzzword in its name.
>
> But their main argument is that perl is declining as a web developement
> language. Also they rightly feel that competent perl developers are
> becoming harder to find.
>
> What arguements could I use to address these concerns and convince them
> that their initial investement in perl is still safe and won't be
> obsolete in 10 years?
>
> The client's local developers (who maintain the app we've built) feel
> that mason gives too much freedom to write messy code and badly
> structure a web app.
>
> Indeed mason has very little constraints, maybe just slightly more than
> straight modperl. So it requires experienced, self-disciplined devs,
> which are few and far between.
>
> So my second question is, what perl web development framework should we
> recommend to our client? Catalyst looks like a winner, but maybe there
> are others?
>
> Thanks for your insights,
>
>
>

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