Modern Perl Made Painless

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B204

Excerpt

Improvements in Perl 5 over the past several years allow great programmers to do great things with less code. You too can turn your Perl 5 code from mere scripting into powerful, clear, and modern programming--with help from a few tools the world's best Perl programmers already know and love.

Description

Modern Perl is one way to describe how the world’s best Perl 5 programmers write great code: simple, well-designed, effective, and maintainable. Their tools and techniques are available for the rest of us to use—but you have to know what they are before you can use them.

This talk discusses several tools and techniques for making the most of Perl 5, from adding new features to the core language to verifying and distributing software. If you want to build great software with Perl, there’s no better place to start.

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Chromatic X

    Onyx Neon Inc.

    Biography

    Chromatic has over a decade of experience contributing to free and open source software projects. He’s contributed to Perl 1, Perl 5, Perl 6, and Parrot. You may recognize him from myriad books, including Modern Perl.

    He is the publisher of Onyx Neon Press, which produces great books about software, technology, and modern living.

    He is also an entrepreneur involved in several projects, including Club Compy, a browser-based retro programming environment designed to introduce children of all ages to the joy of creating new things with computers.

    Sessions

      • Title: Modern Perl Made Painless
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 11:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Improvements in Perl 5 over the past several years allow great programmers to do great things with less code. You too can turn your Perl 5 code from mere scripting into powerful, clear, and modern programming—with help from a few tools the world’s best Perl programmers already know and love.

      • Speakers: Chromatic X