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- Marc Bissonnette
September 20, 2005, 6:46 pm
Re: mod_perl anymore?
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Yup, my company is pretty much exclusively perl/MySQL (heck, I was
writing in perl a few seconds ago when I came in here for a little break
Check out http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts /
3270 resources under "Perl"
<shrug> Depends on the project, the client and the developer. This
morning, I wrote a mailer for $25 as a favour for a small-budget client.
Right now, I'm working on a DB-driven mass-mailer for another client for
$200. Two months ago, I finished up a multi-site product and sales
management system for $8,000 (All figures Canadian dollars). My average
bill for a CGI site will usually fall between $500 (one-off applications)
and $2500 - call it $1500-$2500 for primarily dynamic, db-driven sites
with a decent number of back-end tools that lets someone with null
experience update and manage the core/important content of a site.
Whatever you're good at, is the best tool for you, for the job.
People have been saying that about perl for years; Usually about the time
that each new Microsoft or Sun web-language comes out. Perl just keeps on
chugging along. It's a fantastic language that is usable for far, far
more things than just web-based. (I've written some basic accounting type
software for my own personal use that simply runs in a DOS box. Why a DOS
box ? 'Cuz it works for me and I like it :) as but one example.
If I had to make a sweeping generalization between perl and PHP (with all
the usual disclaimers and caveats, of course), it would be this:
If you *know* you'll never do anything *but* web-based projects, then PHP
is a decent choice. If you want to keep your options open and be able to
write extensive system-side automation tasks, as well as whatever you can
imagine on the web, then perl is by far (IMO) the better choice.
As others have pointed out, CPAN will show you that there is a *TON* of
perl resources out there for those who have problems that need solving.
If you're willing to educate yourself, ask the right questions and be
willing to take good advice, then comp.lang.perl.misc is an excellent
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