Thursday, August 26, 2010

plat_forms 2010/2011 : call for Perl teams

A new edition of the Plat_Forms programming contest is going to take place in end 2010 or beginning of 2011 : see .

The first edition took place in 2007 and our Geneva team on Catalyst was winner of the Perl track ( ). Unfortunately we will not be able to participate again this time; but I wish that another Catalyst team will be present. Reports from that contest got significant coverage in specialised press , and can play an important role in propagating a positive image of Perl. See for example the August 2010 issue of the prestigious "Communications of ACM" ( , full text available at ); the conclusion reads :

Is Perl outdated? No. In contrast, the small size of the solutions and their good modifiability suggest that Perl may be a particularly strong platform with respect to maintainability.

So, Perl programmers, please build up teams to participate in the 2010/2011 edition!