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Location: E143-144
Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
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(3.78, 9 ratings)
Normally it takes three days of classes for a beginner to get familiar with Perl. We don't have three days, so we're going to speed things up... just a bit. This tutorial will cover the basics and enough of the more advanced features to bootstrap the learning process for Perl novices. Read more.
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Location: Portland 255
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 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: E143-144
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.91, 22 ratings)
This tutorial provides a overview of the most important new features introduced in Perl 5.10 to 5.16, along with practical examples of how those features can improve the performance, robustness, and maintainability of your code Read more.
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Location: Portland 255
Tags: perl
Randal L. Schwartz (FLOSS Weekly podcast), Peter Scott (Pacific Systems Design Technologies)
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(3.20, 10 ratings)
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.
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Location: D136
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 18 ratings)
In this session, Ricardo Signes (rjbs), the Perl 5 project lead, will discuss the future of the Perl language, the guiding principles of its ongoing design, and the specific changes toward which the Perl 5 Porters are working. It will also describe the way Perl 5 development really happens, how that is changing, and what we might want it to become. Read more.
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Location: D136
Eric Wilhelm (Cisco, Inc.)
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(3.31, 13 ratings)
How does programming change and what will it be like in 25 years when you take your flying car to the office? Do the past 25 years of Perl give us enough perspective to see 25 years into the future? We'll look at recent progress, new features, and see how you can use a deeper knowledge of the inner workings to revolutionize your approach solving problems today. Read more.
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Location: D136
Tim Bunce (TigerLead)
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(3.59, 17 ratings)
Why is my process using that much memory? Is there a memory leak, and if so where is it? In this talk I'll show you how to find answers to these questions and more. Read more.
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Location: D136
Tags: cpan, git, git_hub
Mark Allen (Mark Allen)
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(3.89, 18 ratings)
For many Perl programmers, using git is a bit of a black box. This talk hopes to bring some clarity around the rather unintuitive interface of the git distributed version control system. The talk is geared for git beginners, primarily, although some of the content may be interesting to people who are comfortable with the basic git workflow of "add, commit, push." Read more.
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Location: E146
Jacinta Richardson (Perl Training Australia)
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(3.86, 7 ratings)
Unicode isn't new, but it still seems hard when you're starting at the beginning and haven't even been told the difference between a glyph, a codepoint, a character and a byte. Every year there are talks and tutorials at conferences about it, but if you haven't grasped the basics, you can feel frustrated and lost much too quickly. Fear not! It's about to get easier. Read more.
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Location: D136
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 29 ratings)
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of Perl? The Damian knows! Read more.
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Location: D136
Ricardo Signes (Pobox.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 17 ratings)
Ricardo Signes (rjbs), the Perl 5 project lead, will tell you about all the changes in Perl 5.10 through 5.16 that will affect your daily life, with a focus on things you should and shouldn't use. Read more.
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Location: D136
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 40 ratings)
Perl regexes are the wolverines of the programming world: compact, immensely powerful, and with a nasty tendency to maul you, when and where you least expect it. This talk demonstrates and explains a new Perl module (Regexp::Debugger) that helps tame unruly regexes by providing live interactive run-time visualizations of any regex in your code, as that regex matches. Read more.
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Location: D136
Jay Janssen (Percona, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 15 ratings)
Illustrated guide to how to write non-blocking code for Perl (and some Javascript). Goal for this session is to give some familiarity to high-level non-blocking APIs for engineers who want to dig into non-blocking programming. Read more.
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Location: D136
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
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(3.77, 13 ratings)
Avast ye scurvy dogs! Strap yerselves in fer a pirate voyage around the islands of code! Feast yer eyes on the treasures of the mystic land of Haskell, the thifthing thands of lithp. Gasp at beautiful objects from Smalltalk and develop an eye for plundering programming pearls wherever you find 'em. Then bring 'em all back to the good ship 'Black Perl' use 'em for fun and profit. YARRR! Read more.
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Location: D136
Tags: perl, chef, devops
David Golden (Bunchmail)
Average rating: ****.
(4.30, 10 ratings)
Do you like the idea of repeatable, automated Perl application deployment? Me, too! This talk will show how to make Chef play nice with Perl. You'll learn how to weave together some great tools like perlbrew, local::lib, and carton to isolate your apps and manage them all with Chef. Read more.
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Location: D136
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
How does Unicode support stack up across major platforms, including Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and more? Who’s doing the best job, and who’s failing miserably? Is anyone doing a good job? Does anyone actually implement to standard, and to what extent? I’ll compare the major platforms to separate the losers from the not-so-losers. Read more.
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Location: Portland 252
Jim Brandt (Best Practical Solutions), Larry Wall (The Wall Nuthouse)
Average rating: ****.
(4.82, 22 ratings)
Join us for the annual State of the Onion address with Larry Wall and the ever popular Perl Lightning Talks. Read more.
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Location: D136
Piers Cawley (Thermeon)
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(3.60, 5 ratings)
Moose! Testing! Isolation! All fine things to have when writing code, but it's all to easy for the goodness of Moose to stop short when you change directory from ./lib to ./t. RJBS's fabulous Test::Routine brings all the goodness of Moose into your tests as well, and in this session, I'll show you how to use it. RJBS would do it, but he's busy pumpkinging. Read more.

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