Piers Cawley

Piers Cawley
Senior Programmer, Loafery

Website | @pdcawley

Piers Cawley started programming Perl in the mid nineties, but recently spent a few years working as a Ruby programmer.

He’s currently working for the BBC, applying Modern Perl techniques to MediaSelector, part of the iPlayer backend.

He used to write a weekly summary of developments in Perl 6 for the perl.com website.


Location: Portland 255
Piers Cawley (Loafery)
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Languages with first class functions are different. Callbacks and `each' are just the start - the fun really begins when you start learning from the Lisp guys and writing code that writes code that writes code. Think differently about your Javascript and do more with less code Read more.
Location: Portland 256
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"I'm sorry I coined the term 'objects' for this topic ... the big idea is "messaging"' - Alan Kay Stop thinking about objects and start thinking about the messages you're sending and how they can be handled and you will have simpler methods. In this talk we cover a couple of key patterns and see how they open the door to simpler, clearer, more extensible code. Read more.
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