This month, William Lindley will be giving a talk on Imager, an image manipulation library for Perl. Easier to install than Image::Magick, Imager has grown into a rich set of tools, including some overlooked features that turn it into a robust solution.
This month, Doug Bell will give a talk on Graphite, a scalable time-series database. He'll go over a quick installation and setup, how to add your metrics using Perl, and how to display your metrics using the Grafana charting dashboard.
We've got a couple short talks scheduled for this month, and we've got a new venue, generously provided by ServerCentral.
Joel Berger is going to give a talk on testing any PSGI application with Test::Mojo, Mojolicious's excellent web testing library.
Due to the holidays, our meeting will be on December 10. RSVP on the Chicago.PM Meetup
(EDIT: Slides from the simple WebSocket tricks talk are now available)
This month Doug Bell will be giving a talk on
Git internals, and how they effect how you use Git
rebase. The presentation
will go over some common errors and explain what they mean, and how
resolving them will affect the internal data of your repository.
This month, Eric Johnson (kablamo) will be giving a talk exploring the Perl testing ecosystem, including how to write tests in Perl, using prove to run tests, TAP (the Test-Anything Protocol), and an exploration of CPAN test libraries including:
This month, Doug Bell, Joel Berger, and Eric Johnson will be giving short demonstrations of tools to manage Perl distributions. A distribution is an installable bundle of modules, usually uploaded to CPAN for others to download.
Doug will be presenting Dist::Zilla, the 500-lb gorilla of dist management. Joel will presenting Module::Build and Module::Build::Tiny with App::ModuleBuildTiny. Finally, Eric will be presenting Minilla and Carton.
Each talk with take about 20 minutes, with some extra time for questions.
Doors open at 6:45. Meeting starts at 7:00. RSVP on the Meetup page
This month, Mike Schienle will talk about reading and writing Excel spreadsheets from Perl, with the main focus on writing them. The presentation will discuss writing both data and formulas, multiple sheets, adding comments, etc. Mike uses Excel in both his day job as an ETL geek for Northern Trust and processing weather data.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7:00pm. RSVP for Excel Spreadsheets with Perl on the Chicago.PM Meetup.
This month's office hours will be on June 11. RSVP for office hours on the Chicago.PM Meetup
You may have heard that Perl 6 is making its debut this Christmas; This is the perfect time to get involved and help the team get through the last mile. Rob Hoelz will walk through making a change to the Rakudo compiler, which will make it easier to make your own changes and help out! A brief rundown of the evening:
- A quick intro to Perl 6 for newbies
- A brief overview of the Perl 6 ecosystem
- A tour of the Rakudo compiler's source
- Going through the compiler and making the change
Join us on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 PM. RSVP on the Chicago.PM Meetup page
If you've got Perl problems, questions, or just want to meet fellow Perl programmers, come to Office Hours on Thursday, May 14. RSVP for Office Hours on the Chicago.PM Meetup page
(EDIT: Slides have been added to the talks page)
This month, Doug Bell will be giving a talk on the DBIx::Class ORM library. DBIx::Class automates the tedium of writing SQL, and makes it easier to build more portable and reusable database models.
Examples will be given for an ETL job reporting database with an accompanying web application.
(edit: The FFI::Platypus talk will be given another time)