Randal L. Schwartz

Randal L. Schwartz
General Manager, Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.

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Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl and Smalltalk programming languages, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and over 250 magazine articles. Schwartz runs a Perl and Smalltalk training and consulting company (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc of Portland, Oregon), and is a highly sought-after speaker for his masterful stage combination of technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport. And he’s a pretty good Karaoke singer, winning contests regularly.

Books authored/coauthored:

  • Programming Perl (multiple editions)
  • Learning Perl (multiple editions)
  • Learning Perl on Win32 Systems
  • Learning Perl Objects References and Modules (multiple editions)
  • Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs with Perl
  • Object Oriented Perl
  • Randal Schwartz’s Perls of Wisdom

Magazine articles and columns:

  • UnixReview Magazine
  • PerformanceComputing Magazine
  • SysAdmin Magazine and Website
  • WebTechniques Magazine and Website
  • Linux Magazine and Website
  • The Perl Journal E-Magazine
  • Apple Developer Works Website

Regular contributor to online forums:

Podcast producer:

Sessions

Perl
Location: Portland 255
Tags: perl
Randal L. Schwartz (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.), Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
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In this tutorial, brian d foy will cover aspects of his latest book, Mastering Perl, which is practical advice for working programmers on creating enterprise-quality Perl programs Read more.
Randal L. Schwartz (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.)
Testing modules is easy. Testing scripts is hard. I show a few techniques I've recently aquired on pulling a script into a .t file, and using Test::Trap to handle die, exceptions, directory changes, and even capturing stdout and stderr.

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