Awesome things you've missed in Perl

By Paul Fenwick (‎pjf‎) from
Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2009 11:55
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Corporate Perl
Tags: autobox autodie awesome moose nytprof par perl510 sweeperbot

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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