Saturday, June 5, 2010

A testimony of Perl efficiency

Within our team, the person who so far was our specialist in front-end javascript / ajax recently took up a new project involving quit a lot of back-end Perl programming (Catalyst controllers, data validation, database and ORM, etc.).

Now at the middle of the project, she just announced that the initial effort estimate would be cut by about 40%, because she discovered that Perl and its libraries were easier to learn than she expected, and because Perl data manipulation facilities are surprisingly powerful.

Hear that message, you all IT managers who only swear by Java !

1 comment:

  1. But... java is portable because of VM usage... o wait...:

    Sweet language :)