The 2011 Code Camp Columbus is nearly upon us. It is all day the 22nd and it is free to all attendees.
I will be giving a talk about building Perl applications to solve everyday problems culminating in a WWW:Mechanize application that shows most of the previous examples working together. At previous conferences and events when I talk about Perl it is the context of using it to automate install tasks and is more about finished applications versus Perl development so this is somewhat new to me.
I plan to put the slides and other materia…
When designing a Perl application that needs to run on many different versions I end up using 'corelist' a good deal. Most of the time I just needed a list of the additions or removals of core modules from different stable series of Perl releases. I kept all this information in a text file for reference. While searching for something Perl related it dawned on me that I should post this as it could be useful for other Perl developers as well.
I used 'corelist -r' and 'corelist -v ' to gather this data together. The release data is from 'perldoc perlhist'.
As many of you have read in the news Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie has passed away at age 70. Given numerous awards for creating the C programming language and developing UNIX Dr. Ritchie is not just a giant among men, he is a titan in the computer industry. Here is a video of Ritchie and Thompson receiving an award from then President Bill…
Recently I needed something with the same functionality of Data::Dumper but prettier printing for dealing with nested structures. First stop Metacpan. I type in 'Data::Dumper' and the auto complete dropdown lists some suggestions and I try a few. Ovid's Data::Dumper::Names gives me the names of variables I pass in by reference. With Data::Dumper you would see this
$VAR2 = [
Now with Data::Dumper::…