Top 10 Perl Performance Tips

Perrin Harkins (We Also Walk Dogs)
Perl
Location: Portland 256
Presentation: external link
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 19 ratings)

So you want your code to run faster. You found the part that’s taking the time, but now you don’t know what to do with it. This talk is for you. We’re going to discuss some of the low-hanging fruit of optimization—a few small things that will make most perl programs run significantly faster.

We’ll cover common bottlenecks, efficient usage of popular CPAN modules, and a few personal tricks picked up from years of trying to squeeze a little more speed out of perl applications.

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Perrin Harkins

We Also Walk Dogs

Perrin is a developer for We Also Walk Dogs, where he builds Web applications for groups like MoveOn.org, Credo Mobile, and the ONE Campaign. His prior experience includes large web-based businesses like eToys.com and CitySearch.com. He has published articles on perl.com and contributed to several books about web development. He is a frequent participant in open source projects, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation.

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Homer Hummel
07/25/2010 5:50pm PDT

Excellent presentation. It was evident that a lot of research, experience and thought went into this presentation. I was particularly impressed with the specific tips in each of the 10 categories; they go beyond the profiler results to “what can I actually do to improve performance”. Thank you Perrin Harkins.

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