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Perl by Arthur Smyles

Perl is a practical scripting language for the practical programmer. Perhaps your developing simple utilities where bash becomes unwieldy. Or processing text too complex for sed, but has all the programming constructs of a full language unlike awk. Perl has the full set of basic data structures (think JSON before the invention of the web!) and the means to easily process them. Because it is a large language with magical properties, Perl has the unfortunate reputation of being a write only language. This talk is aimed at demystifying Perl. So whether you have to maintain legacy code or write your own, you will be able to read and understand it and maybe enjoy it.

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  • Arthur S.

    Here are the slides. I want to thank everyone for coming.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. Thank you all!

    February 19, 2014

  • Alexander A.

    Very informative speaker!

    February 18, 2014

  • Mike S.

    Any way to get upstairs?

    February 18, 2014

  • Ashley W.

    might be a little late! but definitely want to show up to geek out about Perl and plug for my talk next month ;)

    however: why'd we switch venues to somewhere so far north :(

    February 18, 2014

    • Pierre de L.

      Both Rich & I work at Amplify so it kind of makes sense. Besides it's in midtown! That's not far north! :-)

      February 18, 2014

    • Andrew L.

      i think Ashley really meant: "hellish"... anyone living in NYC knows midtown is a tourist hell! ;-)

      PS. sorry for canceling at the last minute! ><

      February 18, 2014

  • Anne M.

    will there be slides?

    February 10, 2014

  • paul g.


    February 5, 2014

  • James M.

    Hey All!
    Very excited to see Perl featured this month but will you be going through Perl 5?

    I'm one of the hipster tragics whose always been interested (and has made a few attemtpts at learning ) but has never found someone to explain Perl like Arthur.

    February 4, 2014

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