I was going to label this initial post, "The Future of Perl Development", but the more I thought about it, the more I realized this post, this blog, and everything I am thinking about related to Perl, is really all about the Now. What are Perl developers doing now? What can I use Perl to do right now? Finally -and most importantly- what are some good reasons to choose Perl if you were starting a new web application project TODAY?
For me the answer to that question would involve great Perl projects such as Catalyst, Moose, DBIx::Class and more. These are all tremendous projects with very active communities. My goal in writing this blog is to help those using these tools understand them better, to help others considering Perl for their projects realize what Perl can do for them and to foster a discussion between all these groups regarding what needs improvement. I also hope to help the core maintainers of several projects near and dear to me communicate their vision for where those projects are heading.
First off we will have a summary of an interview with Guillermo Roditi, one of the developers working on the Moosified Catalyst project. Don't have a clue what I am talking about? Well, if you are a Catalyst developer you will certainly want to find out! Oh, your not? Stay tuned and let's see if we can't make a believer of you!
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