June 2014 Archives

General hardware hackathon at YAPC::NA 2014

How many Perl programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Wait, I thought that was a hardware problem. Well, it used to be; now it's a new module to contribute to CPAN, a new web service, or maybe something not dreamed up yet. Thanks to a proliferation of inexpensive SBCs (Single Board Computers), such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and an amazing array of easy-to-use sensors and actuators, the lines between programming and hardware are blurring fast.

In these early days of the Internet of Things, Perl programmers have a special perspective to offer. Among its many virtues…

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