Perl 6 re-branding
Curtis “Ovid” Poe, the author of the book “Beginning Perl” and long-time Perl Monk, has this excellent post on the re-branding discussion of Perl 6.
Even though I’m not writing much Perl code these days, I have to admit that the whole Perl 6 thing has been going for years now and I’m one of those many people who were confused by it. In my opinion, Perl 6 is not a continuation of Perl 5 as a version bump (like in Python or PHP), but it is a different language. And as a different language, it should have a different name.
Of the ones mentioned in the blog post, I like the “Raku” the best. But given the negative connotation in some countries, cultures, and languages, “Camelia” seems like a better option.
Regardless of the alternative names, I want the change from “Perl 6” to anything else the sooner, the better.
Internet Trends 2019 (Bond Report)
Internet Trends 2019 report is the most comprehensive, detailed, and research document that I have ever seen on what’s going on with the Internet, web, mobile, social media, marketing, and security.
This year’s report spans 333 pages and is full charts, graphs, statistics, insights, and references. And if you are feeling nostalgic, there is an archive of the annual reports going all the way back to 1995.
It’s difficult to pick a single fact from such a huge document, but if I had to, I’d go with this:
51% of the global population, or 3.8 billion people, were Internet users last year.
Wow. That’s quite a crowd.
Red Hat changes logo
Red Hat is changing its logo from a “shadow man” in the red hat to just the red hat.
Not a huge change by any means, and I like it. It’s simpler and it’ll work better in black-and-white, as well as in smaller resolutions, like mobile screens and application icons.
Slashdot runs the story with more links and commentary, as usual.
My Brand New Logo
There are numerous tools online that help companies and teams with their design and branding. But I don’t remember seeing anything as simple and as impressive, in terms of both the process and the result, as My Brand New Logo.
Pick a company name, a slogan, provide three keywords describing the company, and you’ll instantly get a rich selection of automatically generated logos. You can further customize the ones that you liked with layouts, colors, and more.
If you are a startup on a budget, give them a try – no need to spend big coin on a designer just yet.