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PLUG Advanced Topics: Perl 5 & 6 Gems

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1520 SE 7th
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)
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Perl 5 & 6: What you've missed in the last $n years by Eric Wilhelm and Paul Fenwick

http://www.scratchcomputing.com http://www.perltraining.com.au

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: dexter@linuxfund.org 503-789-8978

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