Banking on Perl
Banking on Perl
UBS is a large Swiss bank. Four years ago the bank decided to replace some of its aging systems. Perl was integral to the success of this project. I'll talk about the role Perl played in the project, about some of the problems that were faced and the solutions that were implemented.
I'll also look at some of reasons why Perl was chosen for this project, the benefits it brought and also the associated problems. I'll talk about some of the trade offs that lead to Perl being used in some circumstances but not in others, and some of the reasons why Perl isn't being more widely used.
Attended by: Andrew Shitov (ash), Panu Ervamaa (pnu), Jesse Vincent, Arjen Laarhoven, Colin Bradford (cjbradford), Patrick Michaud (Pm), Léon Brocard (acme), Karl Moens (CountZero), Dave Cross (davorg), Laurent Dami (dami), Maroš Kollár (maros), Marcos Garcia (gulden), Gabor Szabo (szabgab), Clinton Gormley (DrTech), Joaquín Ferrero (explorer), Bernhard Schmalhofer (bernhard), Markus Wichmann (telemorphix), David H. Adler (dha), Giuseppe Maxia (gmax), Michele Beltrame (arthas), Jozef Kutej (jozef), oleber, Roman Baumer (rba), Oliver Thieke (o-thieke), Bálint Szilakszi (szbalint), Mário Barbosa, JJ Allen, Billy Abbott (cowfish), Joerg Meltzer (codeacrobat), Rosellyne Worrall (rozallin), Mark Morgan, Stefan Hornburg (racke), Mark Stewart, David Fernández, Wendy Van Dijk (woolfy), Solli Honorio (shonorio), Rui Patinha (rfp), Marco Neves (themage), Salvador Fandiño (salva), Jose L. Hernandez, Filipe Moreira, Michael Zedeler (mzedeler), Pedro Rodrigues (careca), Jörg Plate (Patterner), David Faux, Enrique Nell (e-nell), Michael Kröll (pepl), Chisel Wright, Elizabeth Mattijsen (liz), João Carreira, Jorge Morgado, Raimon Grau, Cláudio Valente, Daan Baldewijns, Bogdan Lucaciu (zamolxes), Sergio Arias, Markus Pinkert (Bedivere), Henrik Hald Nørgaard, Jordi Delgado (jdelgado), Petru Ratiu (rpetre), Lars Thegler (tagg), Adam Reeks, Alexandru Nedelcu, Oskari Ojala (Okko), Ricardo Marques (ricmarques), Paula Valenca (phantas), Ruslan Zakirov (ruz), Jan Henning Thorsen (batman), Drew Taylor (drewbie), Lars Holgaard, Christian Westgaard (ComLock), Manuel Gomes (wagemage), Martin Schipany (ElCondor), Nicolas Mendoza (nicomen), Peter Edwards (peterdragon), Braceta, Michael Langner, Luís Mendes (big), Lutz Gehlen, Bartosz Jakubski (migo), Wieland Gmeiner, Tobias Kremer (soulchild), Chia-liang Kao (clkao), Francisco Lourenço (fml), Andreas Hetey, Lech Baczyński (lechu), Jørgen Elgaard Larsen (elhaard), Henrique Alves (Halves), Stan Sawa,