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Squeak Smalltalk is wholly unlike any other open source programming tool you've worked with - and mostly in good ways. Unfortunately, it's the bad ways that make the first impression. This hands-on tutorial will help you get past the unfamiliar and the unwieldy so that you can take advantage of the elegant and productive environment that lies underneath.
Jabber/XMPP technologies are the gold standard for real-time messaging, presence, and collaboration over the Internet. This interactive tutorial provides a fast-paced introduction to XMPP, including many practical guidelines and "gotchas" that will help you get off to a fast start with XMPP-based software projects.
Practical Erlang Programming covers the basic, sequential and concurrent aspects of the Erlang programming language. You will learn the basics of how to read, write and structure Erlang programs. The target audience are software developers and engineers with an interest in server side applications and massively concurrent systems. The perquisites are basic programming knowledge.
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
You already know some Perl. You've read a book, written a few scripts, maybe even a module, but are you sure you're doing it right? Languagues and techniques evolve over time, and Perl is no exception.
This detailed tutorial covers many of the best modern and practical techniques in Perl, including Moose, autodie, Devel::NYTProf, Devel::Cover, PAR, Perl::Critic and more.
Abstraction is a powerful servant, but a dangerous master. We code, design, think, debug ... on a tower of abstractions. Spolsky's Law tells us that "All abstractions leak". This talk explores why they leak, why that's often a problem, what to do about it; I also cover why sometimes abstractions SHOULD "leak", and how best to produce and consume abstraction layers.
Come learn the fundamentals of how to leverage Gearman, the open-source, distributed job queuing system. Originally designed to scale LiveJournal.com, Gearman is now faster than ever and can help you build your own scalable applications. Gearman's generic design allows it to be used as a building block for almost any use - from speeding up your website to building your own Map/Reduce cluster.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Larry Wall and Damian Conway will present the latest features of Perl 6, and discuss the on-going implementation of the new Perl.
YAML is the serialization language that enables sharing of complex data between Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP and Java. It does it so in a human friendly manner. Many popular frameworks use YAML, including Ruby on Rails.
In this talk, Ingy döt Net, one of the authors of the YAML specification, will show you how to share data objects not feasible by JSON or XML.
Risk and chance play a huge part in our daily lives, yet the
human brain doesn't come pre-loaded with the right software to make
intuitive decisions about them. This talk is to
provide some illumination in the basic principles to help you
understand and quantify risk, and to introduce you to the open-source
language R, an essential tool for finding statistical solutions to
your own problems.
In today's computing world, it can often feel like we are drowning in wave after wave of new trends such as mashups, service oriented architecture and cloud computing. This sea of concepts are simply the manifestation of an underlying change in IT. In this session we will explore what is happening and why open source is the dominant model for the future.
(University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB))
We will present Eucalyptus -- Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for
Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems -- an open source software
infrastructure that implements IaaS-style cloud computing.
The goal of Eucalyptus is to allow sites with existing clusters and server
infrastructure to host an elastic computing service that
is interface-compatible with Amazon's AWS.
This talk will be a survey of concurrent programming constructs which are currently available in some programming language or library. We will look at programming model being presented, as well as examining some of the implementation challenges for the various models.
Clojure is a functional programming language that runs on the JVM and features great performance and innovative concurrency support.
Trademark law is designed to prevent confusion in the market place but understanding how it can benefit the FOSS community can often be confusing. This panel will discuss whether it is useful to register a trademark and, if so, how to permit its use by others. Various policies and enforcement strategies will be evaluated from corporate and non-profit perspectives, often in strong disagreement.
The Haskell language makes it possible to write elegant code while achieving top-notch performance. We'll introduce you to the features that make fast code possible, focusing on one of the newest and most exciting techniques for number crunching and text processing: stream fusion.