Perl

Why Did GNUstep Never Really Take Off?

About a month ago, I considered the factors that were holding back one open source project with much potential, Parrot. Today I will do the same for another open source project: . Mac OS X knows the inherent power and quality of this API. It was designed extremely well, successfully taking into account OO principles long [...]

Scalability in the age of Ruby on Rails

As most people involved with Web development know, Ruby on Rails 2.0 was released on December 7. There was some discussion about the release on Slashdot, where I noticed some interesting comments regarding scalability in the age of Ruby on Rails. I found this one comment in particular to be worthy of further examination. The [...]

Haskell as an alternative to Perl for scripting tasks.

For the past couple of weeks I have been working with a very interesting system administrator. He’s responsible for maintaining a large number of Web servers, mail servers, and database servers. Like most system administrators, he employs a number of scripts he’s developed to automate a variety of tasks. While most sysadmins would use a [...]

Will Parrot Ever Truly Deliver?

Earlier today I was reading an article about Parrot. Parrot is, as stated on the project’s Web site, “a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and execute bytecode for dynamic languages. Parrot currently hosts a variety of language implementations in various stages of completion, including Tcl, Javascript, Ruby, Lua, Scheme, PHP, Python, Perl 6, APL, [...]