So time passed since YAPC::EU::2009
This was my third YAPC visit and the first one where I
had a talk. Was nice, was fun, were a lot of people.
So what was there to see? My first talk
that I attender was about AI::CBR from
Darko. His module can be used to add some more intelligence to for example
search results. I like it as it was a really practical one. As this YAPC::EU
topic was "Corporate Perl" there was a lot of talk about how is Perl used
in corporates and what problems does the Perl developers face. From the new
thinks, there were talks about MooseX:Declare
(by pdcawley), KiokuDB
(by nothingmuch), Regexp::Gramars (by Damian),
Perl 5.10.1 (by rgs),
Regarding my talk I was afraid of three things - the camera, Damian and the audience. The cameras were missing, Damian didn't show up, not too many people show up and well the audience was great!
As I said, I was a worried about the recording of my talk, that if the talk will be not good it will be there on the net for ever. Well and internet never forgets... On the other hand, after I found out there there were no recordings, I was sad that I will be not able to watch my talk later on to compare and see how it was.
Damian is not biting
There were ~20 people that attended my talk. At the same time there was a talk from Paul Fenwick professional trainer and speaker with ~120 attendees... Thanks to "mime" audience, I've enjoyed my talk. I got some interesting questions and direct feedback after the talk. Special thanks to andy.sh for his dependencies question and suggestion to generate Makefile. I'm keeping this in the back of my mind and I think I'll really use this idea.
What was the talk about? It was about how to do static generated content and
what can be done with it. Once I have read the Samba
documentation for developers and there was written about code generation, that major part of the C code
is generated. There was written, that once they started to do code generation they just
could not stop. I have felt to the same trap with web content generation. I've
tried it and I can not stop until I find out where are the limits.
During my 40minutes talk I kind of run out of time. I've tried to show too many thinks in too much details. My 40 YAPC::EU minutes are gone, but there is enough time and place on this blog. So I've decided to create a blog series and here are the future titles:
1. make mehappy # make for fun and profit
2. a hook for you
3. scraping my self
4. less can be more
5. dôveruj ale preveruj
6. feed us back
7. XSLT hammer
8. one Apache child must be enough for everyone
9. 12MB XML -> 2x5k HTML pages # the way of elephant