Meeting: Wednesday: 7pm: Association, Best Practice, Logging, Meeme
scottp at dd.com.au
Sun May 9 21:05:40 CDT 2004
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On 10/05/2004, at 11:24 AM, Jacinta Richardson wrote:
> Oh, and Brad's prepared a talk on Pod::Usage too. :)
Ahhh. I new there was one more that I forgot... Sorry Brad !!!
Can you send me a time (eg: 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes) and a short
> On Mon, 10 May 2004, Scott Penrose wrote:
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>> 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
>> Perl Mongers as we are supposed to, to protect
>> and to allow us to have a bank account. Don't forget
>> 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
>> up each month one or two best practices in Perl.
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> logging system's settings.
>> * Categories - define which parts of the system you
>> logged. Category inheritance allows reuse,
>> allows redefinition of settings in different parts
>> the category hierarchy.
>> * Appenders - once you have a sufficient priority
>> in an active category, appenders allow you to
>> which output devices the log data will be written
>> 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
>> The site is currently in alpha testing and is
>> piggy-backed onto another site. We plan to release
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> criticism from the audience.
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