Dave Cross

Recent Writing

  • Hazel O’Connor – The Bedford
    Why this gig? Because it’s not often that one of idols of your youth plays in the pub at the end of your road. Seriously, there’s no way I wasn’t going to be at this show. Support No support Headline Hazel O’Connor has a stripped-back backing band which consists of two women. One of them is Clare Hirst, formerly of the Belle-Stars, playing sax and the other is Sarah Fisher who has played with people like the Eurythmics. So there’s a lot of talent on stage. With a line-up like that, you might expect that the night would be heavily... read more
    From: Dave’s Gig Reviews | Published on 2014-08-12
  • Perl Usage
    In my last blog post, I posted a graph showing that out of 135 companies at a recent Silicon MilkRoundabout recruitment event, only one said that they were using Perl. That has led to some interesting discussions that I’d like to address here. I should make it clear that I wasn’t presenting my graph as evidence that Perl is dead. Of course you can’t leap to conclusions like that from what I learned at one recruitment event. I do, however, think that the situation is pretty grim. But firstly, a few points that people made to me in response to... read more
    From: Perl Hacks | Published on 2014-08-10
  • Perl Usage
    In my last blog post, I posted a graph showing that out of 135 companies at a recent Silicon MilkRoundabout recruitment event, only one said that they were using Perl. That has led to some interesting discussions that I’d like to address here. I should make it clear that I wasn’t presenting my graph as evidence that Perl is dead. Of course you can’t leap to conclusions like that from what I learned at one recruitment event. I do, however, think that the situation is pretty grim. But firstly, a few points that people made to me in response to... read more
    From: Perl Hacks | Published on 2014-08-10

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