[San-Diego-pm] Meeting Notes - January 2010
chris at chrisgrau.com
Thu Jan 21 22:34:04 PST 2010
SanDiego::Meeting::Social - Social gathering of the San Diego Perl
Thursday, 21 January 2010, 19:00 - 21:00
The offices of Anonymizer, San Diego (Sorrento Valley), Calif., USA
This is a simple meeting recap, conveniently written in pod so everyone
can read it in whatever format they prefer. If you lack an appropriate
formatter, well, you can always write one. As an added bonus, if you're
using a decent MUA *cough*Mutt*cough*, a formatter is only a few
macro pager ,pd "<pipe-message>pod2text<enter>"
In order of introduction.
=head2 Happy New Year
It's a brand new year and, depending on who's counting, a brand new
decade. We have 12 blank slates, if you will (okay, only 11, since
we've already met for January), and we want to know what our fellow
Mongers want to talk about. Some of the ideas that were put on the
Test modules, file bugs, submit patches.
Perl 6 Volunteering
Anything we want to work on, either as a team or individually together.
Ruby for Perl Programmers
PostgreSQL vs. MySQL Cage Match
Database Abstraction Layer Comparisons
Moose / Mouse
Testing (Anything) with Perl
=item Perl Party Games
Write a couple lines of code, pass the laptop to the next person, ad
infinitum. It's like monkeys and typewriters. Only, instead of
Shakespeare, we're shooting for a Perl module.
=head2 Perl and Sybase
A recent post to the mailing list requesting help with running a more
recent version of Perl and still connecting to Sybase (anyone remember
We were fortunate enough to have Ye join us at January's meeting, and
chatted a bit about his options. The main one, as I'm sure anyone who
has ever used the venerable DBI module would be quick to mention, is
DBD::Sybase L<http://search.cpan.org/dist/DBD-Sybase/>. Unfortunately,
the drivers for databases like Sybase, Oracle, MSSQL, and their ilk, are
not as easy to install and use as their Open Source counterparts (MySQL,
PostgreSQL). So it can be a challenge.
I'm sure we can expect some great discussions about databases and
testing on the list in the coming weeks.
=head1 NEXT MEETING
Thursday, 18 February 2010, 19:00 - 21:00
9276 Scranton Rd #600
San Diego, CA 92121
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