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December 2018

Rewriting a Perl legacy application

2018-12-20T10:52:06+03:00December 19th, 2018|Categories: Perl|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Our Perl division has worked on several large scale Perl projects over the years, each with its own set of challenges. However, in almost every case, there was a common denominator, the fact that they were under one form or another of legacy status. This article is about how we tackled one of those

November 2018

Tackling Legacy Projects: an Experience in Perl – Free Ebook

2018-11-22T16:40:46+03:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Perl, Perl Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

There are several definitions for legacy code that have similar points, but overall people interpret the notion in different ways. For some it’s code without unit tests, for others it’s old code, for most it’s both. It’s not necessarily something vigorously debated, but opinions differ on what makes code legacy. In this short ebook

August 2018

Building an Environment Monitoring Device with Raspberry Pi in Perl 5

2018-08-29T11:35:17+03:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Internship, Perl|Tags: , , , , , |

This summer we had a new Perl internship and a part of it consisted of building an environment monitoring system using Raspberry Pi. In this article I’ll walk you through one of the solutions that you can follow to build something similar. Before getting ahead of myself I have to mention that, during the

July 2018

February 2018

Calendis, a 2017 retrospective

2018-02-21T18:00:50+03:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Product|Tags: , , |

Many things happened during 2017 for Calendis, an online booking solution developed in-house within Evozon’s Perl department. The journey started around 4 years ago with the goal of creating an online tool that would allow users to easily book appointments for everyday services offered at beauty salons, sports facilities, medical clinics and many others,

Perl in Romania

2018-10-23T16:36:33+03:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Community, Perl|Tags: , , , , |

Perl is a programming language created by Larry Wall in 1987. It gained popularity in the 1990’ and was also referred to as the “duct tape that holds the Internet together”. For esthetic and practical purposes I will be referring to Perl 5 in this article as Perl. Last December it turned 30, an

December 2017

30 things about Perl on its 30th birthday

2017-12-20T10:03:21+03:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Community, Perl|Tags: , |

Today the Perl programming language is turning 30. That’s quite a milestone. At 30 you start to evaluate your life, you start to put things in perspective and see what you’ve done with yourself. Well, as a programming language Perl doesn’t go through all that, but that doesn’t mean we can’t showcase a few

September 2017

The Perl Conference in Amsterdam

2018-06-04T10:10:07+03:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Community, Events, Perl|Tags: , |

Last year Cluj Napoca was the lucky host of YAPC::EU 2016, more than 300 Perl Mongers came down, took in the transylvanian vibe and enjoyed all things Perl. It was great being host, but we were excited to attend the Perl conference in Amsterdam. This lovely event, formerly known as YAPC, was the yearly

June 2017

Calendis, appointments made in Perl

2019-03-22T14:48:41+03:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Perl, Perl Case Studies, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , , |

I have been a Perl developer for most of my professional career,  since I first started to write code for a living, about 6 years ago. I mostly did back-end for web applications, but I also remember a Voice over IP app and some DevOps scripts I wrote. I am still a Perl developer