Events London Perl Workshop 2018, recaps

London Perl Workshop 2018, recaps

The London Perl Workshop happened this past weekend (November 24th, 2018), and while it was a bit outside our commute range, several members of the community have kindly shared their experiences at the workshop. We’ve compiled a list of them here, in order of publication: Neil Bowers Mohammad S Anwar Dave Cross We’ll update this post …

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DevOps What opportunities are there for Perl in Cloudflare’s serverless environment?

What opportunities are there for Perl in Cloudflare’s serverless environment?

In Cloud Computing without Containers Cloudflare describes their take on a Serverless compute environment. Lets take a look at some of the specifics of what they did, consider what impact that’ll have on the industry, and speculate on how Perl could be used in such an environment. How it works Cloudflare is primarily a service that caches web …

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Uncategorized Advent Calendars Need Your Input

Advent Calendars Need Your Input

The Perl community has a long tradition of packaging up tips and module reviews as the prizes in an Advent calendar that unfolds over the month of December. Each day you get to learn something new as a treat. Some embrace the Christmas theme and others don’t. But what they all have in common is …

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Events Fall Conference Season, 2018

Fall Conference Season, 2018

In the Northern Hemisphere the trees are turning colorful and it’s well into the Fall Conference Season for 2018. Although it’s Fall from our perspective, we’ll cover conferences from both hemispheres…but so far the ones we’re aware of are all from the Northern half. We’ll start with a few recaps of conferences from the last few months, …

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Development techniques How We Deal With Ugly Code

How We Deal With Ugly Code

As consultants who are active on social media, people sometimes reach out asking for our opinion. And we’re happy to offer it up, even if it isn’t anything different than what you’d hear from any senior developer. Recently we were asked by someone whether we are bothered by badly formatted code, and what do we …

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Uncategorized DFW Perl Mongers Winter 2013 Deduplication Hackathon: Judging

DFW Perl Mongers Winter 2013 Deduplication Hackathon: Judging

The contest offered a bunch of categories in which you could win. We split them into two groups. The first were objective measures, like speed, memory consumption, lines of code, and Perl::Critic score. The second group were subjective measures, like documentation quality, most (useful) features, packaging (as a reusable application), and best effort (some evidence that a lot of time was put into the code). With our time constraints we would only be able to judge the objective measures prior to the DFW.pm meeting.

Uncategorized DFW Perl Mongers Winter 2013 Deduplication Hackathon

DFW Perl Mongers Winter 2013 Deduplication Hackathon

Can Perl Hack It? Lets say you have 80,000 files taking up 100 GB of space and you’d like to do some housecleaning by weeding out the duplicates. Is Perl the right tool for this job? This is the question the DFW Perl Mongers Winter 2013 Deduplication Hackathon set out to answer. Tom MetroTom Metro …

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