[sapug] Plethora of jobs on SEEK for Python programmers in Adelaide.
chris at inetd.com.au
Fri Mar 7 07:05:48 CET 2008
On Fri, 7 Mar 2008, Daryl Tester wrote:
> Chris Foote wrote:
>> I thought it might be interesting to see the proportions for different
>> languages in different cities for Seek IT Job listings:
> Automated query, or did you just punch in these keywords and write down
> the results?
Manual searches. I had a spare half hour :-)
>> | Search Term | Adelaide | Perth | Melbourne | Sydney |
>> | Ruby | 2 | 1 | 27 | 58 |
>> | Perl | 4 | 19 | 157 | 312 |
> What? No Smalltalk or Lisp?
I did some searches and found zilch for languages like LISP, Lua, Fortran,
Prolog, Erlang, Haskell, Smalltalk, Tcl. I forgot Ada and didn't bother
Perhaps in the case of non-mainstream languages, job adverts might
just list development experience instead.
>> Here's a stack of guesses to explore as to why this might be the case:
> Where was "enlightened management"? :-)
or perhaps these:
- Lack of organisational awareness of high level language benefits.
- Organisational resistance to change to new development environments
stemming from large amounts of legacy code.
- Management's failure to embrace technologies before their use
by the late majority or laggards.
- Management and staff are influenced by tool vendors &/or the press.
- Management's failure to listen to recommendations from their staff.
>> - The popular dynamic languages have an interpreter implementation that
>> doesn't lend itself to hiding proprietary code from prying eyes.
> I have written an obfuscator/signing module import mechanism for Python,
> but ultimately these things are breakable (I've no delusion about how
> easily breakable these schemes are :-). It was more of an experiment
> with Python's import process than anything else.
That's cool. I know that Obsidian (http://www.obsidian.com.au) ship
.pyc files with their proprietary Jet billing software (also uses a
license key), but they didn't think it was worth the effort.
>> I wonder if someone has done a real study on dynamic language
>> use for employment.
> I have read something along these lines, but I'm stuffed if I can
> remember who what or where the paper was (not so much employment
> but definitely use of higher level languages in business).
Yes, I did mean to say its use. If you come across the study, send me
a link ;-)
Chris Foote <chris at inetd.com.au>
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