Awesome Things You've Missed in Perl

Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 28 ratings)

Awesome things have been happening in Perl recently; so many that even if
you’ve been paying close attention, you may have missed a few. In this talk
we’ll examine some of the coolest recent technologies for Perl programmers,

  • Overhauling Perl’s Object Oriented framework with Moose.
  • Making everything a first-class object with autobox.
  • Slashing your error handling code with autodie.
  • Building fast, readable and reusable regular expressions with Perl 5.10.
  • Bundling and building stand-alone applications using PAR, the Perl Archiver.
  • Astonishingly good profiling with Devel::NYTProf.
  • Playing MineSweeper automatically with App::SweeperBot.

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Paul Fenwick

Perl Training Australia

Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. Paul is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user groups worldwide, where he is well known for his humor and offbeat topics. Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, and lexically scoped user pragmata. (Photograph by Joshua Button)

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Homer Hummel
07/25/2010 5:32pm PDT

Yes, they were things I missed in Perl and they were awesome, and they were presented excellently with the flair that is Paul Fenwick.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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