I couldn’t agree more with Genehack’s “Stop Talking About Perl” talk at YAPC this past week. We spend so much time venting hot air. That’s not going to attract new users. Instead, we need to build cool stuff. Whether you’re into building cool new ecosystems like Moose, Dist::Zillla, and Plack, or if you’re into building cool new apps like Lacuna and The Game Crafter, building cool stuff and talking about that is the way to get people excited about your language.
Actions beat words every single time.