Wednesday May 21, 2008
Liverpool - talk on "Readable Perl", Tuesday 27th May
I only recently discovered GeekUp
, a very loose grassroots tech/social meetup society in North West UK -- I think that this idea -- a very loose organization based in a number of towns, with no single technology focus, is probably ideal unless you're in a large city that can really support multiple tech groups.
So I didn't expect everyone there to be a massive Perl fan, and of course I got some gentle teasing about Perl being unreadable... and so of course I ended up volunteering to do a talk on "Readable Perl"...
3345 Parr Street, Liverpool, 27th May
People like to claim Perl is line noise, with its sigils and regular expressions. But a lot of the features that make it possible to write, yes, truly awful, unreadable Perl, also let you write clean, maintainable code too.
- those $%&* sigils!
- There's More Than One Way To Do It
- strings and data structures
- map, grep, first class functions
- metaprogramming and the CPAN
- modern Object Oriented programming with Moose
If any perlmongers are in the area, it would be lovely to see you!