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 an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. He is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience, and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humor has delighted audiences worldwide. Paul was awarded the 2013 O’Reilly Open Source award and the 2010 White Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source community. As a freedom-loving scientist, Paul’s goal is to learn everything he can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free. (Photograph by Joshua Button)

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Homer Hummel
07/25/2010 10:32am 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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