[Wellington-pm] Next month's meeting
sam at vilain.net
Mon Jul 11 20:52:56 PDT 2005
Geoff Cant wrote:
> I would love to hear a talk on Devel::ebug and any other shiny
> Devel:: type code. (With maybe some passing references to similar but
> less good things in the standard perl -d and perldb-mode)
Look, just because I saw its inception and have cranked it up before
and commented, "ooo, pretty", doesn't mean I can make a whole talk on
However, if we go with Matt's suggestion to have a focused lightning
talks session, I could probably contribute a Devel::ebug section, and
an XS debugging section (if anyone's interested!).
> I'm also interested in unit testing and in particular unit testing
> applied to legacy code and the refactoring required to do so. If no-
> one else wants to pick this up I might have a go.
Sounds like a good topic. Other interesting related tools and
techniques are Devel::Cover for coverage testing, WWW::Mechanize for
writing web application test suites, Test::Base for writing data-based
test suites, etc.
> I'd like to talk about Darcs and why it's super-shiny and better than
> CVS at some stage. Anyone interested in a version control type talk?
Sure. I can probably contribute Subversion and svk short talks for
(for those unaware, Subversion is like CVS with all the design bugs
fixed, and svk is the Perl patchset abstraction/management layer that
runs atop of Subversion, similar to darcs).
So, we've got three great topic areas to discuss, and a range of items
to talk about in those topics, this should keep us busy for a few
I forward the motion for the call for a call for a vote on which topic
goes first. Anyone care to second the motion?
Is anyone interested in any more Perl 6 talks? I'm thinking that a
talk about the Perl 6 OO core, including Classes, Roles, Traits and
the MetaModel might be a good one.
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