Evolving Perl: Where Perl can go and how to get it there

Evolving Perl: Where Perl can go and how to get it there

By Richard Dice from Toronto.pm
Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2009 11:40
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Corporate Perl
Tags: tpf

Perl has evolved as a technology for 20+ years, to the point where it is as good a programming language as any. And yet, from the point of view of adoption its use is mostly under-the-radar.

Could there be a Perl/P5EE that could compete with Java/J2EE or C#/.Net for mainstream corporate adoption? The answer to that question is a solid "maybe." But what is clear is that if it does happen it will /not/ be the result of a change in Perl-the-technology. The evolution that needs to happen here is cultural within the Perl community.

I will talk about what a corporate-friendly culture within the Perl community might look like, how it has happened within other Open Source technologies that have achieved ready acceptance and recognition beyond just their own communities, and how The Perl Foundation can play a part in this evolution.

Attended by: José Castro (‎cog‎), JJ Allen, Gabor Szabo (‎szabgab‎), David H. Adler (‎dha‎), André Cruz (‎edevil‎), Markus Pinkert (‎Bedivere‎), Tobias Henoeckl (‎hoeni‎), Sue Spence (‎virtualsue‎), Luis Motta Campos (‎LMC‎), Renee Bäcker (‎reneeb‎), Aristotle, Bartosz Jakubski (‎migo‎), Tobias Kremer (‎soulchild‎), Ricardo Marques (‎ricmarques‎), Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Jan Henning Thorsen (‎batman‎), Bogdan Lucaciu (‎zamolxes‎), Thomas Netousek, Manuel Gomes (‎wagemage‎), Herbert Breunung (‎lichtkind‎), Nicolas Mendoza (‎nicomen‎), Cosimo Streppone (‎cosimo‎), Darius Jokilehto, Henrik Hald Nørgaard, James Laver (‎jjl‎), Wendy Van Dijk (‎woolfy‎), Pedro Frazão, Carlos Pires (‎acmpires‎), Michael Langner, Jørgen Elgaard Larsen (‎elhaard‎),