February 2014 Archives

One of my favorite things*

I mentioned in my last post that I was hoping to be able to give a free public talk in London next month...and now I am happy to be able to confirm that's definitely going ahead.
Where: Floor 3, 101 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4AZ

What: "A Few Of My Favorite Things"

How: To attend, you'll need to /users/damian_conway/2014/02/index.html

More London events

<farnsworth>"Good news, everyone!</farnsworth>

First up, if anyone is planning on attending QCon London next month, here's a discount code that will get you £100 off registration (and see another £100 donated to Make A Wish UK): CONW100

I'll be speaking at the conference, giving ="http://qconl…

Polyglot pattern matching in London

Years ago I created a training class that has proved one of my most enduring, popular...and frustrating: Understanding Perl Regexes.

The class has endured because regexes are still one of the sharpest blades on the Swiss Army Chainsaw, and have consistently become even sharper with almost every major release of Perl, as new features have been added and the underlying implementation has been improved.

The class has been popular because all those powerful added features have also made Perl's regex dialect more…

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