PLUG Advanced Topics: Perl 5 & 6 Gems
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Perl 5 & 6: What you've missed in the last $n years by Eric Wilhelm and Paul Fenwick
We are honored to have local Perl expert and OSCON presenter Eric Wilhelm and visiting OSCON keynote presenter Paul Fenwick talk about gems you may have been missing in Perl 5 and 6.
Eric will present an overview of the Perl 6 project, a snapshot of recent development, how to install Rakudo Perl 6, and samples of what you can do with Rakudo Perl 6 now.
Paul writes: 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.
Contact Michael Dexter for information: firstname.lastname@example.org 503-789-8978