Mur's Journal Mur's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:40:09+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 Mur's Journal Reading Decided that since this journal is terribly under-utilized, I would attempt to seed it with something once or twice a month. <p> First attempt: "What I'm Reading." This has been a good conversation jump-start on another mailing list. </p><p> I just resumed reading "Programming Pearls" by Jon Bently. (Resumed, as in "got halfway through it some months ago, 'stored' it on a shelf to be picked up in a day or two, which became many days, and suddenly noticed it with a bookmark sticking up.) </p><p> Nothing to to with "Programming Perl"; instead, this is a nice review of stuff-you-should-have-learned-in-school, such as how to do back of the envelope estimations, and various techniques for optimizing and improving code. Quite useful. If you never learned about big-Oh notation (as in, "that algorithm is O(n^2)", read "Order N Squared"), this would be a good place to start (or review).</p> Mur 2002-10-17T20:08:46+00:00 journal And so it begins... <p>Been a member here for a while, but don't visit that often, and only today discovered the journals. We shall see what good comes of this...</p><p>Currently, all my Perl work is database-related. And I have an unfortunate tendency to look for CPAN modules only if I don't have a pre-conceived notion of how it "ought" to be done.</p><p>I spend a lot more time driving than I would rather, because the only Perl/Unix work is about 50 miles from my home. Moving is out of the question for the next several years (kids in school, you may know the drill).</p> Mur 2002-01-16T17:22:56+00:00 journal