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Melbourne Perl Mongers/Meeting History 2008

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Wednesday, January 9th 2008

Wednesday, February 13th 2008

Scott's talk notes - NOTE: These are only slide notes, so not 100% useful.

Wednesday, March 12th 2008

Social catch-up at Redback Brewery in North Melbourne

Wednesday, April 9th 2008

EPIC - A Perl development environment for the Eclipse IDE (Hamish Carpenter)

"All your exceptions suck", using autodie.pm in Perl 5.10.x (Paul Fenwick)

Wednesday, May 14th 2008

How awesome is git? (Toby Corkindale)

After discovering that all revision control software sucks, Linus Torvalds, inventor of Linux, created the git source control system. Supporting distributed development, incredible branching tools, amazing support tools, and more distribution mechanisms that you can poke a stick at. Git is not only used for source control of the Linux project, but also the new source control system for the Perl 5 core.

Toby will reveal the secrets of how git solved his source control headaches, toned his muscles, and gave him a full head of hair!

Wednesday, June 11th 2008

Moose - A postmodern object system for Perl 5 (Myf White)

Moose is a postmodern object system for Perl 5 that takes the tedium out of writing object-oriented Perl. It borrows all the best features from Perl 6, CLOS (LISP), Smalltalk, Java, BETA, OCaml, Ruby and more, while still keeping true to its Perl 5 roots.

Wednesday, July 9th 2008

Preparing for a possible Win32 port (David Dick)

Wednesday, August 13th 2008

Beyond ASCII (Stephen Edmonds)

Slides as presented: http://popcorn.cx/talks/beyond-ascii/


Wednesday, September 10th 2008

Special guest star Vanessa Teague spoke about electronic voting and why it's such a hard problem.

Paul Fenwick be giving an informal talk on what's new in Perl 5.8.9, and how YOU can help with the release process. If you're not sick of me, then I can also talk about the latest improvements in autodie, or show you six different ways to have system() not do what you expect (and how to fix it).

Thursday, October 16th 2008

Perl Mongers attended an Open Source Industry Australia talk on pre sale demos by Alec Clews.

Wednesday, November 12th 2008

A fun night at the Portland Hotel Brewhouse pub as an early Christmas meeting.

Wednesday, December 10th 2008