SPUG: Vendor wants to present
cmeyer at helvella.org
Wed Jan 23 22:55:33 CST 2002
On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 04:52:47PM -0800, Jay Scherrer wrote:
> The talk might be interesting. After all we did listen Active State present
> their Perl debugger using Kamodo. I think they're asking for $500 for a
> yearly license. Let's see if it's anything like Quanta.
I have to admit, I was a little leary at having ActiveState present one
of their products at a SPUG meeting. One of the most enjoyable aspects
of our group is the lack of commercialism. We discuss and learn about
programming. If we talk about a product, it is because someone finds it
interesting (positively or negatively), not because someone has asked us
to consider buying it.
What was enjoyable about Neil and Brian's presentation is that they
talked in some detail about the implementation of their product. They
discussed and handled technical questions about regexs, XS programming,
parsing Perl, programming Mozilla and other topics. It was not a slick
commercial presentation, but it was informative and interesting.
If someone is willing to talk about some free tools that do similar things
(my favorite: vim, perl -d; alternatively: emacs or ptkdb) then it might
interesting to pair them up with this vendor presentation.
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