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What's up with the perl market?

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    What's up with the perl market?

    I've been on the bench for a couple of weeks now, looking for a perl/mysql/postgres contract. Apparently the contract market generally is buzzing; but an agent I spoke to says that perl is an exception because nearly all the requirements are for permanent positions (and he reckons perl is becoming a "legacy" skill). Anyone other perl hackers have any recent experience of this?
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    Postgres is the biggest crock out there - replaced it with MS SQL server and never looked back.

    I'd say Perl is on the way down - they are still fecking about with Perl 6 where as the whole world moved on, IMO, scripting people moved to Python.

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      #3
      Have you tried the bbc, rubbish rates but still they have plenty of projects with my TV licence money!!!!!

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        #4
        Originally posted by OwlHoot
        I've been on the bench for a couple of weeks now, looking for a perl/mysql/postgres contract. Apparently the contract market generally is buzzing; but an agent I spoke to says that perl is an exception because nearly all the requirements are for permanent positions (and he reckons perl is becoming a "legacy" skill). Anyone other perl hackers have any recent experience of this?
        You just can't get the divers
        Let us not forget EU open doors immigration benefits IT contractors more than anyone

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          #5
          Originally posted by DodgyAgent
          You just can't get the divers
          Indeed, don't hold your breath.

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            #6
            Try .NET.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Diestl
              Try .NET.
              But perls are smooth, you wouldn't want a #perl would you?
              Insanity: repeating the same actions, but expecting different results.
              threadeds website, and here's my blog.

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                #8
                Originally posted by AtW
                Postgres is the biggest crock out there - replaced it with MS SQL server and never looked back.
                Really? Thought it was the opposite, have a few mates who really rate Postgres, lots of 'enterprise' features apparently.
                Politicians are wonderfull people, as long as they stay away from things they don't understand, like working for a living!

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                  #9
                  I run Postgres for about 2 years and was deeply disappointed - it is a pile of sh1t that is extremely slow, and worst of all it requires fking vacuum to run regularly otherwise database slows down to crawl - I am not too fussy about speed, but Postgres turned out to be a crock and I used very small database with very few updates, it was practically read only, yet Postgres was getting slower and slower: ffs, it was better to reload database from scratch than to vacuum it.

                  As soon as I swiched to MS SQL server all problems went way - no wonder it is based on good Sybase code, banks in the city used it a lot, not sure if they still do, but they did and there was good reason for that.

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                    #10
                    Real men run DB2 UDB
                    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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