Mastering Perl (part 1 of 2)
In this tutorial, brian d foy will cover aspects of his latest book, Mastering Perl, which is practical advice for working programmers on creating professional, enterprise-quality Perl programs. He will cover four major topics:
* benchmarking and the theory of measurement to show you not only how to measure something but understand and interpret the results
* configuring a Perl program so users can affect its behavior without changing the source, including environment variables, command-line switches, and configuration files
* recording the operation of a program through logging to show errors and report progress
* debugging, patching, and modifying existing module code without changing the original source
The target audience for this class is intermediate through advanced Perl programmers.