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You already know some Perl. You’ve read a book, written a few scripts, maybe even a module, but are you sure you’re doing it right? Languages and techniques evolve over time, and Perl is no exception.
This detailed tutorial will cover many of the best modern and practical techniques in Perl, including:
Join internationally acclaimed speaker Paul Fenwick, and White Camel Award winner Jacinta Richardson, as they examine some of the best modern Perl techniques you can use today.
A knowledge of Perl’s basic language features is assumed.
by Paul Fenwick
A good programmer needs many qualities: intelligence, foresight, dedication, and the ability to fight off a hundred angry targh armed only with your bat’leth. On Qo’noS, software developers undertake an intensive course in combat programming before they are cleared for active duty. The tlhIngan traditions have long known one truth holds true for both glory in battle and software development:
bIlujDI' yIchegh()Qo'; yIHegh()!
It is better to die() than to return() in failure.
For too long, Perl has been a pujwI’, and unsuitable for use by true warriors. In this talk we will show how the new autodie pragma can help you to code with batlh!
20th–24th July 2009