Perl is invisible—like the air. Those are some commonly heard refrains when people talk about Perl. It’s been around for so long, doing such a good job holding together the internet, that we don’t even notice it’s there. But here at ActiveState, we are in a unique position as both the creator of the first Perl for Windows distribution and as the leading supplier of Enterprise Perl solutions. While everyone else is neglecting Perl, our Perl business is vibrant, alive, and growing.
Why is it that a language that is, in reality, one of the top ten most popular programming languages (still!) considered to be archaic and dormant?
ActiveState Director of Engineering Tom Radcliffe, chats with long-time Perl hacker and author of the O’Reilly book “Perl & XML” Jason McIntosh as they discuss all things Perl. Where it’s been, where it is today, and what the future holds for one of the world’s most important modern programming languages.
Whether you agree, disagree or want to find out more about where Perl is going, join us for the webinar next week and take part in the discussion!
Webinar: A Long-Time Perl Hacker’s View of the Perl World: Past, Present and Future
Date: June 15, 2016
Time: 10am PDT / 1pm EDT