Presentations for 2011
Nick Koston explored using Devel::NYTProf, Benchmark, and Data::Dumper to
optimize Perl code. He explored some of the reasons that Perl code can be slow,
and how to fix it.
Gordon described the problem with testing Web Applications. He demonstrated
using Selenium to test applications by automating different browsers to
actually execute the web application.
G. Wade Johnson
In this talk, Wade introduces the basics of automated testing assuming little
knowledge of the Perl testing culture. The purpose of the presentation is
not to make you an expert tester, but to introduce the concepts, tools, and
reasoning behind automated testing in Perl.
Gordon Child presented the Cobbler installation system. It supports rapid deployment
and configuration of servers via a network boot.
Mark Allen will be presenting the "Intro to Dancer" talk he gave at OSCON 2011. If he has time, Mark has also offered to give a quick overview of some of the Perl information he learned at OSCON.
Brett talked about the Qore programming language. The syntax of the
language has some elements in common with Perl. On the other side, Qore has
some strong features for concurrency as a fundamental feature.
Next, Jake described some work he has done recently for converting ranges
of IP addresses in various forms into a set of IP addresses. This talk was
more low-level than most presentations.
Finally, we had a series of lightning talks that covered several different
Perl programs are normally compiled from script into memory and executed
without a separate compilation step. The standard distribution once had a
program that could compile as Perl script into a standalone executable. In this
talk, Reini Urban describes the Perl compiler and some of the issues with
updating this program to modern Perl versions.
brian d foy
brian gave a presentation listing some of the Perl idioms and tricks
he found during an examination of some of his code. This presentation
was originally presented at YAPC