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Perl is a family of powerful dynamic programming languages (Perl 5 and Perl 6) that are ideal for text processing, web data extraction, graphics programming and more. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, you will find Perl freelancers who can integrate social media messages with MySQL databases; create custom contact, registration or file upload forms; retrieve HTML pages; write social network profile scraping scripts; or create custom email marketing software (e.g. phone/email appending).

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Perl Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Perl projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Perl Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 65 Perl projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Time to Complete oDesk Perl Jobs

Time needed to complete a Perl project on oDesk.

Average Perl Freelancer Feedback Score

Perl oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.79.

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Thomas L.

Thomas L.

Flash, Flex, Actionscript, Mobile (Android/IOS), E...

United Kingdom - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10

I first started programming with Perl-CGI, C, HTML, CSS and Javascript in a Linux environment. I have worked on a wide range of projects, and in recent years I have developed additional skills in Flash and Flex. I regularly create Android and IOS applications in addition to online and desktop applications. I have experience of game design, and I am confident that I could contribute to the creative design process. You can see my own demonstration games at www.orientalfudge.co.uk. I have also worked on a series of multi-player games for a client using the XIFF/Jabber chat server. I can program Actionscript 3 both as a script and as OOP. I find Flash CS6 particularly advantageous for fast prototyping. I can also program in Adobe Flex using Flash Builder 4.6. In 2008-2009 I decided to embark on a teacher training course. I value the flexibility offered by this profession and at the time of writing I am involved in creating video lessons for programming in Actionscript. I would welcome the opportunity to get involved in online/virtual teaching in addition to software development opportunities. --- Information about using Adobe AIR to create Android and IOS apps: 1. Myth: Apple doesn't allow Adobe AIR on its platform. Reality: Adobe AIR has been used for development of mobile applications for Android and IOS for several years. 2. Myth: Apps created in Adobe AIR require additional software to be downloaded to make them work. Reality: This used to be the case, but apps created in Adobe AIR are now self-contained and do not require additional software to run. 3. Myth: Adobe AIR is inferior to apps programmed in Java for Android or C in IOS. Reality: Apps created in Adobe AIR can be programmed to be indistinguishable from native apps, including compatibility with the latest retina displays. They can be built to have responsive layouts and intuitive user interfaces. 4. The advantages of using Adobe AIR to build apps: (a) You save on development time because only one set of code needs to be produced. (b) If you need updates later on, only one set of code needs to be updated. (c) If you already have Flash files for the Internet, it is easy to adapt them to use on mobile phones. (d) Your app will look the same on both Android and IOS by default. 5. Issues to be aware of when commissioning mobile apps built in Adobe AIR: (a) They won't install on older ARM6 phones (for Android) or the iPhone 3. (b) Some phone functions cannot be accessed directly by Adobe AIR and require 'native extensions' (programs that can be accessed by the app which have been written in code native to that platform). (c) The Adobe AIR interpreter is built out of native code, so the performance of an AIR app is lower by definition. Techniques to optimise app performance mean that you may not notice the difference, especially if your app is not hungry for processing power. (d) They do not make use of any in-built user-interface elements provided by the Android or IOS platforms. (e) AIR apps sometimes need updating when a new mobile operating system is released to be compatible with the new operating system (this is also true of native apps, but to a lesser extent in my experience). If you want your apps for 'in house' purposes (i.e. not for general release), then this issue is less likely to affect you. Please contact me if you want to know more or if you are unsure about whether or not Adobe AIR would be suitable for building your app. If you want your app to look and behave in exactly the same way on Android and IOS, then Adobe AIR may be your ideal solution with the added advantage of requiring only one set of code to be written instead of two.

$38.89 /hr
1,140 hours
5.00
Christian Walde

Christian Walde

Experienced Perl developer with focus on web apps

Germany - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

I am a very experienced Perl programmer with a guarantee for quality, speed and honesty. You can see my past experiences in the Resume tab as well as in my work history. As of now I am completely booked out, however I'm always interested in new projects. If you don't need my help immediately and would like to discuss a future assignment, feel free to contact me in order to work out when i can give you more time.

$100.00 /hr
1,803 hours
4.62
Andrew C.

Andrew C.

C++ Developer

United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 2

My specialty is real-time C++ software development. I currently work full time as a C++ developer for a trading firm and have over 8 years of total software development experience. Over the years, I have worked on a large variety of projects such as creating GUI front ends using Microsoft Visual Studio, optimizing code from both a memory and performance standpoint, and developing multithreaded client/server applications in a cross-platform environment. I have a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. I am also experienced with writing C# WinForms and creating Perl scripts.

$50.00 /hr
10 hours
4.85
Denis M.

Denis M. Agency Contractor

Senior C++ Developer

Russia - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 1

For long years of my experience, I finished different kinds of projects. Now in every project I easily can show all my professionalism and high quality. I’m interested in projects where I could apply all my technical and communication skills. I have responsibility to manage projects and share my experience with young developers and help them to solve difficult problems.

Associated with: ISS Art, LLC
$36.11 /hr
5,508 hours
5.00
Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews

Developer

United States - Last active: 02/25/2014 - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

Note: I currently work for Microsoft as a software developer. This significantly limits the projects I can work on and the time I have to work on them. If you foresee your project requiring full-time dedication or you are on a tight schedule, I encourage you to find another developer. When you're considering who to hire for your next project, consider whether you would rather hire a team of people who don't speak English very well and will more than likely do a terrible job (I've worked on the sites these guys create, it is disheartening) at $10/hour for 400 hours , or hire someone with great communication skills and provable ability at $60/hour for 40 hours. My Experience I have tons of programming experience. However, I've learned that years with a language doesn't matter when it comes to programming skill. Critical thinking matters. If you absolutely have to know, I have several years/projects worth of experience in C#, C++, C, Java, PHP, Perl, SQL, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS. I've worked on projects ranging from hundreds of lines of code to hundreds of millions of lines of code. I also have extensive experience with OOP and the entire software life cycle (analysis, design, coding, testing, maintenance). I've been the only developer on many projects, and I've also worked on team projects where collaboration was necessary. Why You Should Hire Me I blow all of your other candidates out of the water. I have found that I am at least 3 times a better programmer than anyone I meet. This is not speculation, but simply based on the time it takes me to do the same project as someone else.

$66.67 /hr
33 hours
5.00
Andrew Balling

Andrew Balling

Systems Software Engineer/Analyst

United States - Last active: 12/31/2013 - Tests: 4

I am an experienced software professional with a diverse background. I have experience in developing standalone, server-side, GUI, and web applications using a variety of languages and frameworks. I am looking for opportunities that will provide challenges in any of these areas, and also those that would allow me to explore new fields. I am self-motivated and determined to design robust and efficient solutions in my work.

Groups: Crossrider
$55.56 /hr
1,358 hours
5.00
Stephan S.

Stephan S.

Professional Game Developer and Web Designer

United States - Last active: 07/20/2013 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Fifteen years' corporate development experience in Unix, Web, Graphics and game simulations. I excel in handling projects requiring such combinations of skills as programming, art work, modelling and server administration on a contracting basis. I seek opportunities to create interesting new applications that improve your users' lives. I am machine-washable, my carpet vacuums itself, and every day is my lucky day. I work hard to bring you the best.

$33.33 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Aaron Meriwether

Aaron Meriwether

Senior Software Architect

United States - Last active: 02/27/2014 - Tests: 9

I have programmed as a hobby for most of my life, and as a profession for the last 14 years. I enjoy solving interesting problems in an elegant and forward-looking manner. I have worked on everything from front-end web interfaces to desktop applications, to console applications, to back-end databases and system integrations. Although I most often use Perl, Java, or Javascript, I am also familiar with many other languages and always try to select the best tool for the job. If you want something done right, I'm your man. If you want a simple system first that can be expanded later, I can do that too. If you ask me to do something that will cause issues in the future, I'll do my best to help you see the big picture. I already have a full-time job, but oDesk offers the possibility to work on more varied projects... so tell me what you want to build, and I'll help you realize it!

$80.00 /hr
0 hours
5.00
Alexander M.

Alexander M.

Software Developer C++/Qt

Ukraine - Last active: 11/26/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

Software Engineer with 10+ years of diverse experience in software development, systems administration, and database administration. Developer of the opensource report solution CuteReport: http://sourceforge.net/projects/qreport/

$40.00 /hr
1,307 hours
5.00
Laszlo Kosa

Laszlo Kosa Agency Contractor

Freelance Software Engineer

Hungary - Last active: 04/26/2012 - Tests: 3

Have been working as a self-employed software engineer for seventeen years. Strong points are analysis and software design, and also have considerable knowledge on J2EE technologies and related fields. Have experience with the listed technologies, and also quick to learn any additional ones as needed.

Associated with: Applied Evolutions LLC.
$36.00 /hr
28 hours
5.00