Introduction to Dancer

Location: Portland 256
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)

Many developers who’ve left Perl behind still think that Matt’s Script Archive is state of the art web development techniques for Perl. This talk is intended to showcase some of the most exciting new developments and frameworks for Perl since Catalyst 5.8 was released a few years ago.

With a short learning curve and a lot of power under the hood, Dancer deserves a broad audience of developers, including those who may have written off Perl as a relevant language for serious web development.

Recently presented at the Frozen Perl workshop in Minneapolis, this talk was well received by both advanced, intermediate and beginning Perl programmers. The talk will cover a specially designed tutorial application as well as some advanced plugins which feature WebSocket technology, automatic RESTful service definitions and more.

Dancer is a great platform for (re)implementing both traditional webapps and future HTML5/CSS3 webapps. I hope to show off all of these capabilities during this presentation.

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Mark Allen

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Mark Allen has over 20 years of experience as a software developer, system administrator and security architect.
He has given presentations to hundreds of peer developers at his $dayjob and at venues like OSCON, Strange Loop, Erlang Factory, RICON and others.