Awesome things you've missed in Perl
Awesome things have been happening in Perl recently; so many that even if you've been paying close attention, you may have missed a few. In this talk we'll examine some of the coolest recent technologies for Perl programmers, including:
* Overhauling Perl's Object Oriented framework with Moose.
* Making everything a first-class object with autobox.
* Slashing your error handling code with autodie.
* Building fast, readable and reusable regular expressions with Perl 5.10.
* Bundling and building stand-alone applications using PAR, the Perl Archiver.
* Astonishingly good profiling with Devel::NYTProf.
* Playing MineSweeper automatically with App::SweeperBot.
Knowledge of Perl is nice, but not essential to appreciate the contents of this talk.
Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, internationally acclaimed speaker, and long time contributor to Perl. He's an author for The Perl Journal and The Perl Review, technical editor of Perl Best Practices, and co-managers the very popular Perl Tips newsletter.
In his spare time, Paul's interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, and lexically scoped user pragmata.