[plug] Looking for a Web Guru

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Tue Sep 1 17:24:07 WST 2009

Yes, perl is introduced but only as an intro at undergrad level in a few
lectures as part of tying together a lot of loose ends across
computing/networking/operating systems.  What with systemic MS bias,
accreditation, course outlines and everything else its a wonder anything
perl/Unix/Linux is in there at all :)

Many of the students who go through are quite good though, and at least
they leave with an idea of what perl and Linux can do and hopefully a
better idea of how things work "under the hood".  Very few if any would
be at an expert level in Perl and able to walk into a complex perl
environment expecting to be productive.

With Mac's and linux notebooks becoming more popular, there is at least
an increase in awareness in the community of "the alternatives" which is
something.  Wasn't all that long ago when "Windows" was the only
operating system anybody outside CS and hobby circles had heard of.


On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 15:02 +0800, Paul wrote:
> Murdoch doesn't much like Perl (as is the case with most Universities
> that I've heard from) - doesn't enforce good programming practise,
> no-one uses it and so on.
> I've argued the case against, and I believe that Bill Kenworthy now has
> a Perl course (Bill?). Not my doing I hasten to say!
> Paul

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