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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.…

  • 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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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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Prettier Perl Web sites: Three arguments and three ideas

In doing a bit of background reading for this post, I stumbled on Sebastian Riedel's Perl Monk post from 2008 titled Prettier Perl websites. The discussion on that post is a fun read, as it highlights the polarization in the Perl community around Perl's (rather lousy) public image. This comment says it all: One thing I always liked to say about Perl-based services/sites, is that they, like Perl (and the Camel) are Ugly, but efficient.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Promoting projects that are written in Perl

I got a great e-mail from Gabor earlier this week that proposed a simple challenge: Let's not get distracted trying to promote Perl itself, but -- instead -- let's focus on promoting projects written in Perl. One of those projects -- the one I'm most excited about on a day-to-day basis -- is Bricolage, the enterprise-class content management system. Gabor's note -- which asked about the status of the project -- makes me wonder why more folks in the Perl community aren't taking a closer look…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Demo: The Perl ecosystem toolbar

This isn't really a post. But, after a bit of a funny back-and-forth with Adam Kennedy, I thought it would be fun to throw together an example of what a persistent Perl ecosystem toolbar might look like in reality. So, here's a quick demo.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Perceptions of Perl

Given the active conversation unfolding around the perceptions of Perl, I wanted to follow-up with what was originally part of my previous post on the Perl community's multiple personality problem. Though I feel strongly that the Perl community's online visual identity (or lack of one) poses unnecessary friction or drag when trying to appeal to potential adopters, there are also some very positive currents in the Perl community to highlight. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

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…

  • Thu Nov 26 14:11:00 2009
  • Rank: 100

Promoting projects that are written in Perl

I got a great e-mail from Gabor earlier this week that proposed a simple challenge: Let's not get distracted trying to promote Perl itself, but -- instead -- let's focus on promoting projects written in Perl…

  • Thu Oct 22 18:13:00 2009
  • Rank: 100

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