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Is the Perl community schizophrenic?

Recently, I've been reading with great interest about the future of Perl, and -- more specifically -- about how the outside sees Perl and how Perl might need a director of marketing. Frankly, and at the risk of rocking the boat, I'll propose that Perl needs more than just a marketing director, or someone on the outside to do a survey; Put simply: Perl needs a creative agitator. (Or, perhaps more appropriately, a creative benevolent dictator.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Uncovering the true "face" of Perl

Following on the last post about Prettier Perl Web sites and taking Sebastian Riedel's Don’t explain what you think would look better, just make a mockup and show us! challenge to heart, I spent some time looking at Perl's existing design patterns. Specifically, I wanted to take a closer look at two established Perl brands and to expose the underlying elements of their design consistency; the typography, colours, and so on. The two I chose -- because they look like they were developed by…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Perl: Love it, or hate it, but don't ignore it.

Call me a curmudgeon (and many do), but I just can't understand why intelligent folks make the choice to completely ignore Perl. I can understand if you don't want to use it yourself -- that's all cool -- but I wish folks would at least give it the nod it deserves. Case in point: I was reading Simon Wilson's excellent blog post about Node.…

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Perl in your city

Over the years, I've been involved with a fair number of Bricolage implementations for different organizations. (For those that don't know, Bricolage is a large, Perl-based, publishing system.) Many of these organizations don't have a full-time Perl programmer on staff, and instead rely on external contracts to do the heavy lifting that comes up from time-to-time.…

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Getting to the root of Perl's perception problems

The interest in improving the perception of Perl is increasing every day (much to my surprise!). From Matt S Trout's initiative to feed patches back to the maintainers of perl.org to Jon Allen's TPF grant application to Improve the visual design of Perl websites, to Gábor Szabó's Measurable objectives for the Perl ecosystem, each step builds on the next.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Exploring Perl web frameworks

A couple of years ago I started looking at options to deliver common “front end” functionality for sites using Bricolage, the content-management system that is used at New Internationalist Initially, what I had in mind to provide this front-end functionality was a “swarm” of micro-applications, where each little application provided one simple, specific, function, e.g., user registration, comments on content, voting and rating, sharing content, etc.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The big "Explore Perl" button, where is it?

How can we make Perl more explorable? That's the question I've been wrestling with since my last post about Getting to the root of Perl's perception problems. (By the way, thanks for all of the feedback -- very helpful). As I continued to think through the different audiences that Perl needs to speak to and the challenge of helping them find the information they're looking for, I kept coming back to one idea: we need a Sherpa.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Free software Fridays. Let's promote participation.

One of the most enjoyable benefits of working with a not-for-profit workers' co-operative is being able to invest some time into activities that aren't exclusively tied to generating revenue. New Internationalist has long-relied on free and open source software and this year we will try to formalize our efforts to contribute back to projects that have helped along the way. The concept is Free Software Fridays, which is something we hope will catch on at other organizations.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Perl ecosystem toolbar: Now it's your turn.

A couple weeks back, I asked the question Where is the big 'Explore Perl' button? and followed up last week with a short demo of the kind of thing I was thinking about. Some folks liked it: so today it's one step closer to reality. And now it's your turn to take it to the next level.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A Perl-based editor for Perl, on a Mac. 

Giving credit where credit is due: The folks behind Padre, the Perl IDE, are leading by example when it comes to doing community engagement well. Twice now, folks from the Padre project have dropped me a note to ask about this or that, which is a great way to catch people's attention So, with such great outreach, I'd feel like a complete schmoe if I didn't at least give Padre a whirl. Unfortunately, getting Padre running is currently pretty difficult -- I'd say a tad more difficult than…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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