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What is Perl's relation to hackers? [closed]

I know Perl is a language revered by many hackers (as in hacker vs cracker) and respected by many good programmers for its expressiveness. I also realize it is useful to know and it's very handy at ...
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Is constantly looking for code examples a sign of a bad developer?

I am a CS student with several years of experience in C and C++, and for the last few years I've been constantly working with Java/Objective C doing app development and now I have switched to web ...
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If competition is using 'lingua obscura' for development (why) should I be worried?

I was reading Paul Graham's essay - Beating The Averages (2003) and here's what he had to say: The more of an IT flavor the job descriptions had, the less dangerous the company was. The safest ...
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How much programming skill should I have as a computer security expert?

I have a fairly comprehensive understanding of a program environment (from machine to code), however I have limited experience actually programming anything. Is this something I really need to work ...