[Melbourne-pm] Meeting this week Wed 13th 6:30pm

blm at woodheap.org blm at woodheap.org
Mon Sep 11 02:29:41 PDT 2006

G'day everyone,

You and all of your friends, family and other interested people are invited to                                                                            
our meeting next week.                                                                                                                                    
        Date:           Wednesday 13th August                                                                                                              
        Time:           6:30pm                                                                                                                            
        Location:       (Usual place)                                                                                                                     
                        Level 8, 14 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

A description of the talks follows.  If you have a talk that you would like 
to give please do not hesitate to email me.

Scott Penrose  - Benefits of using mod_perl 2

Scott will be demonstrating the huge benefits of working with Mod                                                                                         
Perl 2 in Apache2 and Perl. Apache 2 development is fun easy and very                                                                                     
rewarding. mod_perl 2 was released in December 2004 as stable into                                                                                        
Apache 2 space, and is an official part of the Apache project. Scott                                                                                      
will be demonstrating the use of Authentication Modules, Standard                                                                                         
Handlers (the things that create content like CGI and PHP) and of                                                                                         
course the incoming and outgoing filters (fun with changing stuff on                                                                                      
the fly) - but also some other handlers - one which creates new                                                                                           
environment variables on the fly to existing code (useful for SSI,                                                                                        
CGI, PHP etc). The benefits of filters and handlers that can do a sub-                                                                                    
request are shown with his new module Apache::Thumbnail. Most of all                                                                                      
Scott will be demonstrating Apache 2 mod_perl modules working in and                                                                                      
together with other languages - filtering Java, Authentication PHP                                                                                        
and more. In a grand finale a short demonstration of the Editure                                                                                          
myinternet Suite ported to using the Zaltana framework will show the                                                                                      
steps and how easy it was.

Simon Taylor - 'Interesting new things in the Perl DBI module'

Simon will be giving a talk about new things in the DBI module. He 
will be covering:

Unicode convenience functions                                                                                                                     
New and enhanced methods                                                                                                                          
Enhance error handling

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