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: Michael Kröll (pepl), Maroš Kollár (maros), Bernhard Schmalhofer (bernhard), Laurent Dami (dami), Léon Brocard (acme), JJ Allen, Giuseppe Maxia (gmax), Dave Cross (davorg), Chia-liang Kao (clkao), Lars Thegler (tagg), Gabor Szabo (szabgab), Enrique Nell (e-nell), Salvador Fandiño (salva), Marco Neves (themage), Arjen Laarhoven, David H. Adler (dha), Joaquín Ferrero (explorer), Braceta, Paula Valenca (phantas), Bálint Szilakszi (szbalint), Jesse Vincent, Bedivere, Martin Schipany (ElCondor), Roman Baumer (rba), Elizabeth Mattijsen (liz), Andreas Hetey, Chisel Wright, Jörg Plate (Patterner), Bartosz Jakubski (migo), Tobias Kremer (soulchild), Peter Edwards (peterdragon), Ricardo Marques (ricmarques), Patrick Michaud (Pm), Lars Holgaard, Drew Taylor (drewbie), Andrew Shitov (ash), Jan Henning Thorsen (batman), Bogdan Lucaciu (zamolxes), Clinton Gormley (DrTech), David Faux, Karl Moens (CountZero), Jozef Kutej (jozef), Lutz Gehlen, Rosellyne Worrall (rozallin), Manuel Gomes (wagemage), Billy Abbott (cowfish), Mark Morgan, Michele Beltrame (arthas), Ruslan Zakirov (ruz), oleber, Michael Zedeler (mzedeler), Stefan Hornburg (racke), Joerg Meltzer (codeacrobat), Stan Sawa, Nicolas Mendoza (nicomen), Christian Westgaard (ComLock), Henrik Hald Nørgaard, Rui Patinha (rfp), Luís Mendes (big), Wendy Van Dijk (woolfy), Mário Barbosa, Lech Baczyński (lechu), Henrique Alves (Halves), Cláudio Valente, Colin Bradford (cjbradford), Jorge Morgado, Panu Ervamaa (pnu), Francisco Lourenço (fml), Solli Honorio (shonorio), Jordi Delgado (jdelgado), Petru Ratiu (rpetre), Raimon Grau, Oliver Thieke (o-thieke), Mark Stewart, Michael Langner, Marcos Garcia (gulden), Alexandru Nedelcu, Markus Wichmann (telemorphix), João Carreira, Daan Baldewijns, David Fernández, Jose L. Hernandez, Sergio Arias, Wieland Gmeiner, Jørgen Elgaard Larsen (elhaard), Filipe Moreira, Pedro Rodrigues (careca), Oskari Ojala (Okko), Adam Reeks,