Sunday, February 27, 2011

Scale9x: Take Advantage of Modern Perl

Chromatic's talk on Modern Perl at Scale9x is in about an hour -- 11:30am, Sun Feb 27, 2011. If you can't make it, at least check out the live stream.

I really shouldn't have gone to scale yesterday, since I'm so sick and it wiped me out. Yet here I am contemplating going again today. I do want to get my copy of Modern Perl autographed, afterall.

Perl's recent renaissance has produced amazing tools that you too can use today.

This talk explains the philosophy of language design apparent in Perl 5 along the two fundamental axes of the language: lexical scoping and pervasive value and amount contexts. It also discusses several important pragmas and language extensions to improve Perl 5's defaults, to reduce the chance of errors, to allow better abstractions, and to encourage the writing of great code.

Speaker: chromatic x


Andrew Grangaard said...

bummer. I'm not going to make it. My cold is winning this round, but I shall win the war.

Andrew Grangaard said...

Wow, that was an excellent talk. The focus on bootstrapping an ability to understand enough to get answers from the documentation was very friendly and inviting.

The live stream dropped for the last 10 slides or so. I got it reconnected during Q&A. No moosey goodness for me today.