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Famous Perl programmers

April 29, 2010

subtitle: That you probably didn’t know were (Perl programmers)

My definition of famous: They have a Wikipedia entry πŸ™‚

  • Ward Cunningham

    Early pioneer of Extreme Programming and inventor of the Wiki (both the name and the implementation, which was and still is in Perl)

  • Dan Bricklin

    Co-inventor of the first PC spreadsheet program (VisiCalc) and creator of wikiCalc, an online spreadsheet written in Perl (though I believe Bricklin has written a Javascript version as well).

  • John Graham-Cumming

    Inventor of POPFile, a pioneering bayesian spam filtering program written in Perl

  • Its amazing what one can find out by listening to tech podcasts! (more on this in a future blog post).

    Lets wrap up with two more famous programmers you probably have heard of but perhaps didn’t know that they did (and possible occasionally still do!) use Perl:

    Been meaning to namedrop Cal Henderson because it provides me with the opportunity to point you to his brilliant tongue in cheek DjangoCon 2008 Keynote “Why I Hate Django” πŸ™‚

    Embedded YouTube video follows (also here is the link)

    Hats off to the Pythonista’s for showing excellent sense of humour with the keynotes wonderful mickey taking!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Stepahie permalink
    May 6, 2010 9:04 am

    • May 6, 2010 10:13 am

      Hi Stepahie,

      Not sure what your trying to get across but I predominately use for most of my technical web searching πŸ™‚

      More on that another day.



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