Schedule: Perl sessions

The Perl conference is a core part of OSCON, and as ever brings the key figures from the Perl world. As Perl continually reinvents itself, hear about the latest key technologies such as Moose and Catalyst, stories from the codeface, and of course be educated and entertained by Perl’s finest.

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Location: D137/138
Tags: perl
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
brian d foy (The Perl Review, LLC)
In this tutorial, brian d foy will cover aspects of his latest book, Mastering Perl, which is practical advice for working programmers on creating professional, enterprise-quality Perl programs. He will cover four major topics: modules as programs, profiling Perl programs, modifying and jury-rigging third party code, and secure programming techniques. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
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Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 20 ratings)
Moose continues to emerge as the new standard for writing OO libraries in Perl. It provides a powerful, consistent API for building classes with a minimum of code. It can be customized with reusable components, making it easier to refactor your code as you go. This tutorial will explain what Moose is, how its parts work together, and how to start using Moose today to get more done with less. Read more.
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Location: Portland 252
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Matt Trout (Shadowcat Systems Limited)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
Catalyst 5.80 is the first major release to use the Moose metamodel; this tutorial will provide an overview of Catalyst 5.8, a guide for forward porting, and advice on new features and updated best practices in a cleaner, more extensible new age of Catalyst. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.95, 21 ratings)
Four years ago, I abandoned Perl for Ruby because I was finding the annoyances of Perl were outweighing the benefits - Ruby simply didn't have those annoyances. Today I'm back with Perl. This talk explains why and shows off the modules that are helping to turn Perl 5 into a nicer language. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ***..
(3.97, 35 ratings)
Perl 5.12 is the latest major release of Perl 5. In addition to new features and numerous bugfixes, this release marks a major change in how we develop and release Perl. Come learn about how we're refactoring the language and the community. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Patrick Michaud (pmichaud.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)
Rakudo Perl 6 is available today, and you can begin using it today to write Perl 6 programs. Come to this talk and be amazed by many of the cool new things you can be doing with the features of Perl 6. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Tim Bunce (TigerLead)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 24 ratings)
Devel::NYTProf is not only a state-of-the-art source code profiler for Perl, it's also a great tool for analyzing the control-flow in your code. Come and find out how to gain insight into what your code is really doing, and a structured approach to making it run faster. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Curtis Poe (Booking.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 14 ratings)
For over 40 years, developers have argued over the proper use of inheritance. That a four decade-old code smell. We'll look at the debate, explain what the problem actually is and show how we solved it at the BBC using Smalltalk-style traits. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 26 ratings)
Plack is the Perl web framework toolkit that implements PSGI (Perl Web Server Gateway Interface) server handlers and middleware components, exactly like Ruby's Rack and Python's WSGI. Plack frees web framework developers to deal with web server environments and also provides an infrastructure for sharable middleware/plugin components. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
Perl's CPAN system is its killer app: a massive collection of libraries for nearly any task at hand. The code on the CPAN ranges from dreadful to superb, but the code used to build CPAN packages has typically hovered around "mediocre," largely due to artificial constraints. Dist::Zilla breaks free of constraints like performance, footprint, and good taste to provide you with unbridled power. Read more.
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Location: D137
Tags: perl
Michael Schwern (eval Empire)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
perl5i is a single module bringing together the best magic Perl programmers have to offer catapulting the basic language forward. Suddenly everything is an object! Functions return objects and throw exceptions! You don't have to load six modules to work with files! Perl 5 is fun again! Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Matt Trout (Shadowcat Systems Limited)
Average rating: ***..
(3.84, 25 ratings)
Systems administrators have probably been using perl longer and more cleverly than developers in a lot of cases, and yet the perl buzz these days focuses around scalable applications development, not fast and reliable scripting. It's time to redress the balance by stealing enlightened tools for systems use too! Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
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. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Tags: perl
R Geoffrey Avery (Platypi Ventures)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 34 ratings)
Have something you want to say to many people? Want 5 minutes to do it? This is your chance. Want to see 16 speakers on a variety of topics? This is your session. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Eric Wilhelm (Cisco, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.15, 13 ratings)
Long-running functions get in the way of distributed or interactive systems. Applying these "lazy component" designs and use-cases to your sequential code will make your APIs more open and easily reusable. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Patrick Michaud (pmichaud.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.18, 17 ratings)
Rakudo Star is an early "usable" release of the Perl 6 programming language. Unlike the previous "compiler releases" of Rakudo, Rakudo Star is an "early adopter" version of a more cmoplete Perl 6 distribution. Indeed, Rakudo Star pioneers new approaches to the release management process. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Perrin Harkins (We Also Walk Dogs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 19 ratings)
So you want your code to run faster. This talk is for you. We're going to discuss some of the low-hanging fruit of optimization -- a few things that will make most Perl programs run significantly faster. We'll cover common bottlenecks, efficient usage of popular CPAN modules, and more. Read more.
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