Do you have a Perl program that needs some love? Can’t find anyone in your shop that knows or wants to learn Perl? I love helping people with their Perl problems, so perhaps I can lend a hand.
I have been using and enjoying Perl programming for decades. I think I first started using Perl in 1990 or so. Over the course of the last thirty years I have reached for it frequently – and I still do.
I’ve done a lot of programming in other languages as well. I wrote in C++ for more than 25 years as well. I was fortunate to work with very good engineers, we were into the Design Patterns movement, UML, etc. We wrote good software.
A lot of my work has been in the embedded space. I know microprocessors, debuggers, and hardware assisted debug. I once worked for a company that made high-end in-circuit emulators (Applied Microsystems, Inc.) I enjoyed working at Applied.
GNU Emacs is my daily driver when it comes to text editors. Interestingly, my text editor is older than my eldest daughter, who was born in 1985.
I do a lot of different things these days. I love process improvement and the Theory of Constraints and talking with people about their businesses. Eli Goldratt my mentor-at-a-distance for more than 30 years. He passed away in June, 2011. In my view, Eli was on a par with Taiichi Ohno and William Edwards Deming.
At times I think it’s possible for good software engineers to become a little too concerned with the latest language of the day and to perhaps be a little too casual when it comes to solving the problems their customers want to have solved.
While I have done a lot over the years, solving Perl problems has always been fun for me. If I can be of service to you, please contact me.