Programming Languages & Perl

A Meditation on Perl's Place in the Programming World

Dave Cross

Asking Important Questions

What "They" Say

Success is a Double-Edged Sword

Safety Languages vs Dynamic Languages

Dynamic Languages Are Hot

Comparing Ruby and Perl

Golf Course Conversations

Where are the Perl Programmers?

Community Aspects

Pick Your Battles

Perl Isn't Dead

The Echo Chamber

Geeks and Suits

The "M" Word

Marketing to Geeks

Marketing to Suits (internally)

Marketing to Suits (externally)

Press Releases

Releasing Press Releases

Some Vague Conclusions