Awesome things you've missed in Perl

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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. In this talk we'll examine some of the coolest recent technologies for Perl programmers.

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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. In this talk we’ll examine some of the coolest recent technologies for Perl programmers, including:

  • Overhauling Perl’s Object Oriented framework with Moose.
  • Making everything a first-class object with autobox.
  • Slashing your error handling code with autodie.
  • Building fast, readable and reusable regular expressions with Perl 5.10.
  • Bundling and building stand-alone applications using PAR, the Perl Archiver.
  • Astonishingly good profiling with Devel::NYTProf.
  • Playing MineSweeper automatically with App::SweeperBot.

Knowledge of Perl is nice, but not essential to appreciate the contents of this talk.

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