Meeting: Wednesday: 7pm: Association, Best Practice, Logging, Meeme
scottp at dd.com.au
Sun May 9 20:03:57 CDT 2004
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hello and welcome to another exciting and jam packed schedule for
Melbourne Perl Mongers. This month we will be skipping a security talk
(more on that next month) and doing a number of smaller talks. We will
also be finally doing the necessary forming of an association.
Level 8, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
6:30pm Wednesday 12th of May 2004
Forming our Association (15 minutes) - Scott Penrose
We will be forming an official association for Melbourne
Perl Mongers as we are supposed to, to protect members
and to allow us to have a bank account. Don't forget to
bring your $10 if you want to be a voting member.
Best Practice (15 minutes) - Scott Penrose
A new regular will be Best Practice. I will be setting
up each month one or two best practices in Perl. These
will then go off to some peers to review to make sure
they really are best practice. It will then be
presented to Melbourne.pm. It will then be published on
at least our site, maybe other places. The idea is to
have a published, peer reviewed set of best practices
for Perl. This should be useful for beginners as well
as advanced users.
Logging (30 minutes) - Leif
Log::Log4perl addresses the shortcomings of typical
ad-hoc or homegrown logging systems by providing three
mechanisms to control the amount of data being logged
and where it ends up at:
* Levels - log messages are assigned a priority. Log
messages are suppressed or displayed depending on the
logging system's settings.
* Categories - define which parts of the system you want
logged. Category inheritance allows reuse, overriding
allows redefinition of settings in different parts in
the category hierarchy.
* Appenders - once you have a sufficient priority level
in an active category, appenders allow you to choose
which output devices the log data will be written to,
and the format of those writings.
www.perlmeme.org (60 minutes) - Simon Taylor
perlmeme.org is a collection of Frequently Asked
Questions, "How To" documents, and tutorials about perl
The site is currently in alpha testing and is
piggy-backed onto another site. We plan to release the
site officially in the next couple of months on a
dedicated server, and we are keen to get involvement
from Melbourne perl mongers reviewing pages, and
suggesting or writing others.
This site is devoted to spreading the perl meme and to
providing an easy place to find complete, working
examples of good perl code. We hope that perlmeme.org
can act as a conduit into the perl language, the perldoc
command, cpan etc, for people who are new to perl.
The talk will cover:
* What is the perl "meme"
* Why it is weak
* Who we are targeting
* Why we are doing this at all, (after all, perl is
already well documented)
* Why we are *really* doing this at all ;-)
* Our design and visual aims
* Our targets for the growth of the site
* Early feedback
* Planned features
* The dedicated hosting of the site
* Our sourceforge project
There'll be printed handouts and we will examine some of
the content already on site, and ask for involvement and
criticism from the audience.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (Darwin)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
More information about the Melbourne-pm