Presentations for 2012
Nicolas presented an overview of object oriented programming in Perl. After
covering the basics, he surveyed the different Perl modules that provide
support for OO in Perl.
Mark Allen introduced the Dist::Zilla distribution building module from the point of view of someone who is new to the module.
brian d foy
brian was back in Houston and volunteered to give an early look
at the "Advanced Modulinos" talk he plans for the summer conference
season. The modulino technique arose as a way to make scripts more
testable. In this presentation, brian explains how to convert a
script into a modulino as well as best practices for refactoring to
make it more testable and flexible. Since the presentation was not
complete at the time of the presentation, brian then lead a
discussion about other techniques and ideas that the group could
identify for better modulinos. brian also talked quite a bit about
his history and how he came to be the developer and author he is
Reini describes a script he uses to test a large number of Perl versions as part of the development of the Perl compiler.
Mark indulged his curiosity about which Platform as a Service providers do a good job of supporting Perl.
G. Wade Johnson
Wade presented more high-level testing tools and strategies for testing,
rather than the normal introduction to Perl unit testing which
we have done in the past.
Mark presented an overview of using the git version control system with an
emphasis on what the average Perl Hacker needs to know. Since this was a
preview of the talk he planned to give at OSCON, the audience was able to help
improve the talk. The audience was a good mix of people with little or no git
experience as well as old-hands. The audience appeared to enjoy the talk and
enjoyed helping in the improvements.
Fraser has a business providing a web-based administration system for
businesses providing CAM services. In this talk, he presents some details
on the Perl code that drives the system.
Many people use Perl for manipulating text files. Erin explains several of her
favorite small techniques in this area.
G. Wade Johnson
This month's meeting was mostly a discussion of small scripts and techniques
that different people use for getting work done in their day.