Schedule: Perl sessions

(Perl Conference 12) Perl 5 and Perl 6, trends from databases to mod_perl to Perl hacks for productivity.

Location: Ballroom A7
brian d foy (The Perl Review, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
Go beyond the syntax and idioms of Perl to manage your code base so it doesn't manage you. Show your Perl code who is in charge through benchmarking and profiling, configuration, logging, and fixing third party modules. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 21 ratings)
This half-day tutorial provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the new language, specifically designed to get current Perl 5 programmers up to speed on the new and powerful features of Perl 6. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Average rating: **...
(2.77, 13 ratings)
Perl5 is alive and well, and this tutorial outlines the many significant changes appearing in the 5.10.0 release and beyond, especially in regular expressions and modules. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.34, 32 ratings)
This course presents a minimalist approach to interface design known as "S.A.T." Developed by Damian Conway over the past decade, this design philosophy can produce smaller, better focused, more usable module APIs. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A7
Yuval Kogman (Infinity Interactive)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Moose is a complete OO system for Perl that provides a declarative sugar layer along with a complete meta-model for introspection and extension. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia), Jacinta Richardson (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 24 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Jacinta Richardson (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Everyone else is using Model-View-Controller (MVC) frameworks to create their websites, but Perl has so many! How is an MVC-novice to choose between Catalyst, Jifty, Gantry, Maypole or many of the others? Come along for a whirlwind tour of these frameworks and more and see their strengths, their failures and make an informed decision about which one you'll use for your next project. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Tim Bunce (TigerLead)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Devel::NYTProf has revolutionized profiling perl code. Making accurate and detailed performance data available for the first time, and in richly annotated and inter-linked HTML reports. Come and learn how NYTProf can shed light on the performance hot spots in your code. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse), Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 22 ratings)
Larry Wall and Damian Conway will present the latest features of Perl 6, and discuss the on-going implementation of the new Perl. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B2
Ingy döt Net (Oui Street LLC)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 16 ratings)
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. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Patrick Michaud (
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
This talk presents ways in which people can become active contributors to Perl 6 and Rakudo Perl. It presents the details needed to quickly become a Rakudo Perl and Perl 6 library developer. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A2
Federico Lucifredi (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Hacking the Western Digital Mybook II to transform this elegant external hard drive into a bare-bones, extremely flexible hardware platform, in a revival of what we did with the Linksys WRT54G a few years ago. Intermediate system skills (particularly Perl and Shell) recommended, along with imagination and the desire to have fun! Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Rafael Almeria (Xerox)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 6 ratings)
Do you have a website written in Perl that you need to migrate to UTF-8? Here are some important details that you need to know in order to achieve that goal. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J2
Perrin Harkins (We Also Walk Dogs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
In the past few years, many new web proxy servers have come onto the scene with new performance promises and features. At the same time, FastCGI has become more widely used, giving people a possible alternative to mod_perl. This talk will help you choose the right architecture for you by presenting a useful set of benchmarks and a comparison of strong points and key features. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B2
Casey West (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
"Spreadsheet::WriteExcel": is a great Perl module for generating useful Spreadsheets with multiple worksheets, cell formatting, and data validation. You can use these spreadsheets for simple reporting, of course, or you can use them as an alternate interface to a data heavy application. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A8
Jos Boumans (Krux Digital)
"Barely Legal XXX Perl" shows several features of Perl you might not have known that existed, that are being (ab)used to run a program that was designed never to be able to run in the first place... It's a high paced, humourous, and entertaining look at Perl's slightly less obvious features. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 12 ratings)
A series of 5-minute talks on anything related to Perl or people who use it. A chance to get one-third of your 15 minutes of fame. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.90, 10 ratings)
A good programmer needs many qualities: intelligence, foresight, dedication, and the ability to fight off a hundred angry targh armed only with your bat'leth. On Qo'noS, software developers undertake an intensive course in combat programming before they are cleared for active duty. Join Paul Fenwick as he examines how Perl's new autodie pragma can bring you the very best of Klingon programming. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A4/A5
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 19 ratings)
The usual smorgasbord of new and improbably useful modules beamed straight into your mind from the secret island hideaway of Perl's own Dr Evil. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B3
Adam Jacob (Chef)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Infrastructure is code - the separation between how you manage your infrastructure and how you build your applications is disappearing. Adam Jacob, CTO of Opscode and primary author of Chef, will teach you what this means in practice - through showing how to deploy real-world applications with Chef on EC2. Read more.
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