Using Stratopan Beta

This morning, an innocent message landed in my mailbox:

[Stratopan] The Beta Is Here

Usually, advertisements go directly to .. "you-know-where", but this one was highly appreciated!

(Read on for what I did. With screenshots! :-)

Mop for Beginners

Here are some comments on the mop-redux regarding situations in which Perl OO (code) is thought to newcomers or to outsiders. Such situations could be explaining code to an non-Perl colleague at work for a holiday substitution or a Perl class in high school.

Tomato Plant vs. Nuclear Plant

With great interest I read When "unsafety" is a Good Thing and brood over Gabor's comment regarding "inconvenience vs. danger".

In my job, I have done a fair amount of coding these days. Mostly smaller tasks, you know, the sort of problem you just not so easily solve with Excel. I did some gardening, so to speak..

Regexp::Debugger saved me twice today

I just wanted to say that if you stumble with a regex try Regexp::Debugger.
It saved me twice today facing problems too silly to describe here. :-)

Here is how I proceeded:
- write regex and see it not doing what I want
- think, rewrite, think again, rising anger
- insert Regexp::Debugger the line before regex
- play the regex, facepalm (in a positive way)

I now think about writing more complicated regexes. I want to enjoy the debugger even longer. ;-)

German Perl Workshop: My Day 3

Again a lovely bike ride to the venue, this time with some air pressure trouble in the front wheel. Then a great day with talks, chatting and again excellent food.

And then it was already over.

THANK YOU ORGANISERS!

gpw_2013_organisers.jpg
Thank you Wendy for the photo.

And thank you sponsors.

See you in Bern next week,
:m)