brian d foy, O'Reilly Network Weblogs, Articles, Books and other content by brian d foy 2010-07-13T04:54Z tag:oreilly.com,2010:author-1071 tag:oreilly.com,2014:author-1071:7934986 CPAN’s social continuity of code I contribute heavily in the Perl community, and I&#8217;m consistently impressed by the pains we take with code and assets that we personally have no interest in. There&#8217;s a group of Perl people who shepherd (camelherd?) code and projects that &#8230; 2014-02-27T11:26Z 2014-02-27T11:26Z brian d foy O'Reilly Programming brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2014:author-1071:7922681 CPAN’s social continuity of code I contribute heavily in the Perl community, and I&#8217;m consistently impressed by the pains we take with code and assets that we personally have no interest in. There&#8217;s a group of Perl people who shepherd (camelherd?) code and projects that &#8230; 2014-02-21T12:21Z 2014-02-21T12:21Z brian d foy O'Reilly Programming brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2010:author-1071:4813804 Perl Authors Night at Powell Tech Books at OSCON During OSCON, you can meet several Perl book authors for a panel discussion, questions and answers, and socializing at Powell's Technical Books on Tuesday, July 20 at 7 pm. Bring your Perl books to get them signed by your favorite... 2010-07-13T13:56Z 2010-07-13T13:56Z brian d foy SuperAtom from blogs installation brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2010:author-1071:4812069 Perl Authors Night at Powell Tech Books at OSCON During OSCON, you can meet several Perl book authors for a panel discussion, questions and answers, and socializing at Powell's Technical Books on Tuesday, July 20 at 7 pm. Bring your Perl books to get them signed by your favorite... 2010-07-13T05:01Z 2010-07-13T05:01Z brian d foy O'Reilly News brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2010:author-1071:4812044 Perl Authors Night at Powell Tech Books at OSCON During OSCON, you can meet several Perl book authors for a panel discussion, questions and answers, and socializing at Powell's Technical Books on Tuesday, July 20 at 7 pm. Bring your Perl books to get them signed by your favorite... 2010-07-13T04:54Z 2010-07-13T04:54Z brian d foy O'Reilly Blogs brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2010:author-1071:4811296 brian d foy at YAPC::EU - Aug 2-7 2010 Join brian (<a href=" http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596520106/"><strong>Learning Perl</strong></a>, <a href=" http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527242/"><strong>Mastering Perl</strong></a>) as he presents his Effective Perl Programming class on August 7, 2010 at YAPC::EU in Pisa, Italy. Register for the class at the conference website. 2010-07-13T04:16Z 2010-07-13T04:16Z brian d foy O'Reilly Events brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2010:author-1071:4583559 brian d foy Presents "Reduce your risk by setting up your own CPAN" at the Nordic Perl Workshop - May 1 2010 Author brian d foy (<a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596520106/"><strong>Learning Perl</strong></a>, <a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527242/"><strong>Mastering Perl</strong></a>) talks about how Perl programmers can manage the risk of using CPAN and its constant updates so they aren't constantly fighting the fires of module upgrades. 2010-04-22T21:46Z 2010-04-22T21:46Z brian d foy O'Reilly Events brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2010:author-1071:4583482 brian d foy Teaches Effective Perl Master Class at YAPC::NA 2010 - Jun 24-25 2010 Author brian d foy (<a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596520106/"><strong>Learning Perl</strong></a>, <a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527242/"><strong>Mastering Perl</strong></a>) teaches a two day master class based on his latest book, <em>Effective Perl Programming, Second Edition</em>. The class is offered in conjunction with YAPC::NA, the annual Perl conference sponsored by Perl Mongers. 2010-04-22T21:16Z 2010-04-22T21:16Z brian d foy O'Reilly Events brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2008:author-1071:3400999 "Intermediate Perl" at the Portuguese Perl Workshop I'll be at the Portuguese Perl Workshop on June 6-7. Before the conference, I'm also giving Stonehenge's "Intermediate Perl" master class on June 4-5. The master class format is a two-day, low-cost format that allows the trainer to attend the the... 2008-05-20T13:17Z 2008-05-20T13:17Z brian d foy O'Reilly Network MT Blog: ONLamp brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2008:author-1071:3341368 Mastering Perl tutorial at OSCON Mastering Perl tutorial at OSCON ... 2008-04-12T17:46Z 2008-04-12T17:46Z brian d foy O'Reilly Network MT Blog: ONLamp brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2008:author-1071:3224361 How to Tell Your Perl Story (at OSCON) Have you done something stunningly cool or staggeringly useful with Perl in the past year? Conference season will be here soon; it's time to consider giving a talk to your local monger group, a regional conference, or even OSCON. Perl track committee member brian d foy gives several guidelines to help you decide what to talk about and how to present it. 2008-01-18T15:15Z 2008-01-18T15:15Z brian d foy Perl.com brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2007:author-1071:3180691 Perl 5.10 for Perl's 20th birthday <p>Perl 1 was released to the public by Larry Wall 20 years ago today. To celebrate, Perl5Porters have released Perl5.10, the latest stable version of Perl 5. Happy Birthday Perl!</p> <p>Perl 5.10 isn&#8217;t just a bug fix version: it&#8217;s full of new features that I&#8217;m eager to use: named captures in regular expressions, state variables for subroutines, the defined-or operator, a switch statement (called given-when, though), a faster regex engine, and more. You can read more about the changes in <a href="http://search.cpan.org/~rgarcia/perl-5.10.0-RC2/pod/perl5100delta.pod">perldelta</a>.</p> <p>The perl-5.10.0.tgz file is making its way to all of the CPAN mirrors, but if you can&#8217;t wait for that, you can its <a href="http://use.perl.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/18/1836229">torrent file</a>. Once it makes it to the CPAN mirrors, it will the new stable.tar.gz</p> <p>This time around, Perl 5.10 installation will work the same on unix and Windows: <a href="http://strawberryperl.com/">Strawberry Perl</a> is a Perl distribution for Windows that comes with a C-compiler and everything else you need to do it yourself. Give it a couple of days to catch up, though.</p> 2007-12-18T17:48Z 2007-12-18T17:48Z brian d foy O'Reilly Network MT Blog: ONLamp brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2007:author-1071:3148391 Chicago Perl Hackathon <p>The <a href="http://perlcast.com/hackchicago2007/index.cgi">Chicago Perl Hackathon</a> is Friday, Dec 14 to Sunday, Dec 16 at <a href="http://www.hichicago.com">Hosteling International</a>, 24 E. Congress Parkway in downtown Chicago (which is also in walking distance of most of the populoar tourist stuff). Meet other Perl people, work on other people&#8217;s projects, get other people to work on yours, or just hang out with other Perl people.</p> <p>The week before the hackathon (Dec 10-14), Stonehenge is offering <a href="http://www.stonehenge.com/open_enrollment.html">open-enrollment courses </a> its <i>Learning Perl</i> and <i>Intermediate Perl</i> courses to the public, as well as two new courses, &#8220;Beginning Catalyst&#8221; and &#8220;Test Driven Development&#8221;. Take a course, then stick around for the hackathon to meet some Perl people. :)</p> 2007-11-27T17:17Z 2007-11-27T17:17Z brian d foy O'Reilly Network MT Blog: ONLamp brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2007:author-1071:2947022 2007 White Camel Awards <dl> <dt><b>Allison Randal</b></dt> <dd> <a href="http://www.lohutok.net/">Allison</a> is at the center of the Perl<br /> community. She&#8217;s been president of The Perl Foundation, a leader and manager<br /> of various parts of the Perl 6 and Parrot efforts, as well a Perl author and<br /> editor. Her latest contribution to Perl is version 2 of the Artistic License,<br /> under which most open source Perl code, and Perl itself, is licensesd &#8220;under the<br /> terms of Perl itself&#8221;. </dd> <dt><b>Tim O&#8217;Reilly</b></dt> <dd> You may think of<br /> <a href="http://tim.oreilly.com/">Tim</a> as the guy who published<br /> <i>Programming perl</i> and <i>Learning Perl</i>, but he also kick-started the<br /> current form of the Perl community by giving it a place to come to together<br /> once a year. O&#8217;Reilly &#38; Associates started The Perl Conference in 1997.<br /> Perl Mongers, the organization that helped start Perl users groups all over<br /> the world, started at that first Perl Conference. O&#8217;Reilly Media has been<br /> incredibly gracious and helpful to the Perl community.</p> </dd> <dt><b>Norbert E. Grüner</b></dt> <dd> <a href="http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/~nog/">Norbert</a> help start the<br /> German Perl Workshop in XXX and now is involved in several of the<br /> Perl conferences and workshops that take place in Europe. He&#8217;s the chair<br /> of the YAPC::Europe committee. </dd> </dl> 2007-07-25T03:46Z 2007-07-25T03:46Z brian d foy O'Reilly Network MT Blog: ONLamp brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates tag:oreilly.com,2007:author-1071:2935465 Mastering Perl This is the third in O'Reilly's series of landmark Perl tutorials, which started with <em>Learning Perl</em>, the bestselling introduction that taught you the basics of Perl syntax, and <em>Intermediate Perl</em>, which taught you how to create re-usable Perl software. <em>Mastering Perl</em> pulls everything together to show you how to bend Perl to your will. 2007-07-17T06:48Z 2007-07-17T06:48Z brian d foy O'Reilly: New Books brian d foy O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. text/html en-us Copyright 2003, O'Reilly and Associates