Perl history and plans for the Parrot next-generation interpreter

Change can be scary, especially for those who have grown accustomed to the status quo over a period of several years. And in the programming world, sweeping change is brewing. Perl 6 is a fairly ambitious redesign of both the Perl language and the Perl interpreter, so Perl 5 developers may be a bit nervous … Continue reading Perl history and plans for the Parrot next-generation interpreter

Perl history: A look at the plans for Perl 6 evolving from Perl 5

Perl is somewhat unique among programming languages, largely because its inventor, Larry Wall, wanted his creation to resemble a natural language. For the most part, he has succeeded; Perl has evolved quite like a natural language since its inception in 1987, adapting to changing circumstances and a growing developer community. However, unlike with a natural … Continue reading Perl history: A look at the plans for Perl 6 evolving from Perl 5

What Python Can Do for the Enterprise

With all the attention focused on Java and C#, companies may be missing out on a programming language that might be better suited to their needs. That language is called Python. In technical terms, Python is a high-level, open source programming language that promises rapid development and a low barrier to entry for non-programmers. In … Continue reading What Python Can Do for the Enterprise