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.
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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