YAPC-NA & Act-Voyager

2015-07-09 10:04:25 admin Perl Events Guest blog posts News 0 Comments

What else would one do when you have a whole trans-Atlantic flight and nothing interesting to watch? Yep... hours of uninterrupted coding... And so I did, flying from London to Chicago... at least that aircraft was flying... Act-Voyager was not. Many of the mechanics still needed to be taken care of, the true engine of Act had only been designed on the drawing board and bits of it had been tested in the Act-labs. Sunday there were quite some people around at the ...

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brian d foy, About Perl for BuiltInPerl.com

One of my first CPAN modules was Business::ISBN , a module I made to solve a dirty data problem a publishing customer handed me. In their large Excel file representing their catalog of books, they knew they had a lot of bad data. It hadn't really mattered too much before they had a website because the editors and sales people knew what the data should be; the web not so much. Could I fix it? Although it mi ...

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Happy 20th, CPAN!

2015-08-20 13:48:27 admin News 0 Comments

The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network officially reached its 20th year of existence this August the 16th.  Initially designed as a medium to gather, mirror and disseminate open source Perl packages, CPAN gradually evolved into a community of professionals dealing with the development of better packaging and establishing module naming conventions. In its long and prosperous existence, CPAN managed to create an active community, both a pillar and an online library in the Perl un ...

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News from DuckDuckGo: The First Global Event is taking place on August 29th 2015

2015-08-24 17:01:07 admin Perl Events Startups News 0 Comments

Hello everybody, Zac from DuckDuckGo is bringing to our attention another cool events they're planning, namely their first global event, hosted on August 29th, 2015. How cool is this? If you wish to join the DuckDuckGo community, read Zac's instructions: “DuckDuckGo is hosting a global open source event on August 29th and we're inviting any/all developers to improve our results for technical se ...

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David Farrell presenting "Perl & Me"

2015-08-31 16:05:51 admin News Guest blog posts 0 Comments

I started programming in Perl out of a need - I wanted to download financial futures data and automatically email buy and sell alerts to myself. I was a CompSci graduate who could tell you how a CPU worked but I had no idea how to code this application. As it happened, I had a copy of "Learning Perl" on my bookshelf from a University class on text processing. I worked through the c ...

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