hack day t-shirt

It wasn't that long ago that I wrote to point at the YDN Python Development Center. As of today we also have a Flash Development Center (announcement) and a Ruby Development Center (announcement).

What languages should we do next? :-)

Not only that, but the final plans for our big Hack Day are in full swing and things are coming together nicely. Food, t-shirts, maps, schwag, camping, music, prizes, and so on. Crazy stuff. Watch the blog for details.

Posted by jzawodn at September 21, 2006 02:22 PM

Reader Comments
# grumpY! said:

ydn should launch a perl development center. perhaps there is one, i could not find it. regardless of what you might think of perl, it is still in very wide use, and is the most used offline scripting language at yahoo.

on September 21, 2006 03:07 PM
# Alan Rimm-Kaufman said:

agree with grumpY! : perl.

on September 21, 2006 06:37 PM
# Ravenor said:

Please strongly consider Perl; a powerful and flexible choice.

on September 21, 2006 08:06 PM
# Randal L. Schwartz said:

Ditto, Perl.

on September 21, 2006 08:52 PM
# Zbigniew Lukasiak said:

I vote for Perl.

on September 21, 2006 11:34 PM
# Dave Cross said:

Like everyone else, I'm voting for Perl :-)

on September 22, 2006 01:03 AM
# Ovid said:

I'll also vote for Perl. Currently Perl has a lot of fantastic tools and I know that Yahoo! uses Perl extensively. It seems like an excellent fit.

on September 22, 2006 03:26 AM
# wazoox said:

Perl is the way to go. Something to talk about Jifty, MayPole, Catalyst and others!!!

on September 22, 2006 03:49 AM
# Todd Gruben said:


on September 22, 2006 04:20 AM
# David Dorward said:

Another vote for Perl. Lovely little language.

on September 22, 2006 09:40 AM
# Kjell Bleivik said:

The next should in my view be C++, webservices and hosted applications. There are some posts of how effective C++ is on my forum ForumNorway.com in the C++ subforum. Se also my site OopSchool.com for additional resources. Do you know BETA? You may download the book in PDF format here:


Best regards

Kjell Bleivik

It is too early to know the future.

on September 22, 2006 11:23 AM
# jdtoronto said:

Perl! What else?

Well established, stable, capable, huge user base.

on September 22, 2006 08:11 PM
# James A said:

Perl is the best because it can do almost anything that any other programming language can do, which at the same time doesn't require you to deal with complex scripting.

on September 23, 2006 03:43 AM
# Joseph Hunkins said:

Dolphin Language.

You'll have to make some new shaped shirts. Cool logo! Sorry to miss the Hack Day which sounds incredibly fun and educational.

on September 23, 2006 12:11 PM
# Wendy vD said:

Perl, and after that, Parrot.
Perl first: established language, enormous user base, many user communities (Perl Monks, Perl Mongers, developers, publishers, conferences), stable language, used all over the world, without it internet would stop...

on September 24, 2006 08:44 AM
# T. Alex Beamish said:

As if it isn't obvious, Perl.

Unless you feel that's already covered off by Perlmonks (http://perlmonks.org/), where this page was linked from (http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=574290).

Alex - talexb

on September 24, 2006 08:48 AM
# Ruby programming said:

i glad to see Ruby Development Center (announcement). Of course one couldn’t claim that Ruby is the best programming language ever and is a solution to everything. There are people who criticize it telling that it's slower that other programming languages already available. It all depends on the purposes and the skills of the programmers. Apart from objective advantages and disadvantages there are also preferences. http://www.developer4lease.com/rails/ruby-programming.html

on October 8, 2008 10:27 AM
# erik aronesty said:

Well, it would be *great* if you launched an SMX developer center. That being said, there's probably only 50 or so developers in the world and we all know each other, but the resources would be great!

Barring that, I'd say PERL. It's my second favorite.

on March 6, 2009 01:36 PM
# JD said:

Wow! I never know that there's a site out there dedicated for programmers. But is there a site in Yahoo with their own tutorial? like code.google.com?

on June 18, 2009 07:53 AM
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