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  Is Perl Still Relevant?
Subject:   It's a good summer for Perl
Date:   2005-07-07 17:44:15
From:   brian_d_foy
You're doing more than updating your Perl catalog, you're publishing two important new books on Perl: Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook and Perl Best Practices. I think those are significant and important additions to the Perl literature.


This summer is a big boon in updates, including Simon Cozens' rewrite of Advanced Perl Programming which is available right now, and the update of Learning Perl which hits the streets any day now.


I'm also working on a major update to Learning Perl References, Objects, and Modules, although that won't hit the streets until next spring if everything goes right.


And, at the WWDC where you, Nat Torkington, Randal Schwartz, and I just spoke in the Brown Bag Sessions, most of the 200 or so people in my audience not only knew about Perl already, but were using it everyday. It may not be the sexiest thing at the moment, but it's interesting enough that Apple invited us to speak about it, and a lot of people showed up to hear about it.


Perl is still doing all the stuff it used to do, and is far from dead. :)