RPerl at YAPC Europe - Day 3

Final day... and the RPerl live demo works! We can show how fast the compiler runs, and some people even asked if it’s for real. It is! Will and Mahrez did a great job, but they didn’t stop there; RPM installation packages are now available for programmers to try RPerl on their own code. CentOS 7 is currently supported, with more RedHat and Debian operating systems coming up next.


RPerl is an open source project, meant to benefit the whole community, and even if I don’t really get it, I’m…

RPerl at YAPC Europe - Day 2

On the second day of my newbie adventures in Glasgow, I had the pleasure to talk to Larry Wall, who stopped by our table and told me about the time he was a booth babe himself. That conference is really full of surprises.

We used this day to deliver new fliers, give more information about RPerl, and especially the different possibilities for programmers to try it, through Cloudforfree.org, rperl.org and our new packages.rperl.org installation files. Mahrez is working from day one with Will Braswell to get us a demo on a VM, and they’re making good progress.

Thank you Chris…

RPerl at YAPC Europe - Day 1

This is a first. First Perl Conference for me, and first time the RPerl compiler is represented at YAPC, also known as The Perl Conference. We had a table, fliers, chocolates, and a computer! Go team RPerl!!!

You may ask : what the heck is RPerl? Very good question, but please watch your tongue. It’s the Perl compiler, for Perl 5 software (and Perl 6 soon), and it’s the work of Will Braswell, long-time member of the Perl community. Its goal is to make your code run faster. Way faster. And it does.

Although not a programmer myself, I discovered the event and the community,…

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