Samir Parikh / Blog

Originally published on 10 November 2020

Like any well-entrenched programming language, Perl has a rich history and a number of personalities who shape and lead its community. In addition to wanting to learn its syntax and how to write simple scripts with it, I’m also trying to learn more about that history and the people who influence it today. I do this by following some blogs (which perhaps I’ll write about later) and reading online books and articles but the best way for me is to listen to relevant podcasts. I’m an avid podcast listener and love learning about new concepts or technologies while walking the dog, doing the dishes, or pre-pandemic, sitting in traffic. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been listening to some contemporary as well as not so recent Perl-related podcasts and thought I’d share some select episodes that others may find interesting:

I really enjoyed listening to these episodes over the past few weeks and they have given me a better appreciation of just how varied and active the Perl community continues to be. If anyone has any other suggestions for Perl-related (or frankly, any other) podcasts that interest you, please do share!

  1. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe to this podcast. In addition to his interview with Damian, Pramod has been able to bag interviews with James Gosling, the creator of Java, Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer of C++, Dave Cheney, a leading contributor to Go, and Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of Automattic, which owns and Tumblr.