Matt Jones

Perl on Rails - Why the BBC Fails at the Internet

Perl on Rails - Why the BBC Fails at the Internet

... talented, underpaid, and frustrated software engineers at the BBC are forced to make a decision. Either they can produce websites using static HTML, and make a few remote calls to limited Perl functions, decorating their page with SSIs, or they can fight against a reticent and incompetent technology supplier to make use of a crippled and outdated language on servers that more than likely are unable to meet the capacity requirements of a dynamic application being used by the BBC's audience. > >

Hooray for outsourcing!