Dave Cross on building TwittElection

2015-05-20 09:25:56 admin Guest blog posts News 3 Comments

Dave Cross has been using Perl since 1996. In 1998 he started the London Perl Mongers . He blogs about Perl at Perl Hacks and is @davorg on Twitter. In the UK we have just had a general election. Over the last few weeks many web sites have sprung up to share information about the campaign and to help people decide how to vote. I have set up my own site call ...

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Perl Dancer Conference 2015

2015-06-29 13:20:33 admin Perl Events Guest blog posts News 0 Comments

The Perl Community is sending news our way: this time, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) emailed us to let us know about the Perl Dancer conference. So here's the news, bonne lecture! The Perl Dancer community and the Interchange Development Group is organizing the second Perl Dancer Conference in Vienna, Austria. The first two days on 19th and 20th October are dedicated to hackathon/training. The main conference takes place on 21th and 22th October with presentations and lightn ...

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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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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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