[tpm] This month's meeting
J. Bobby Lopez
jbl at jbldata.com
Thu Jan 24 11:31:34 PST 2013
A few disjointed thoughts I've had recently (topics that I personally
* Discussing the meeting topics in general, with focus on tackling
modern problems and projects with Perl
o i.e: Concurrency problems; making DBIx::Class's auto-schema
generator less error prone (w/r/t table names and relationships)
o Moe is a great idea, but aside from fact that it will run on the
JVM, and will have concurrency benefits because of Scala, what
else would people be interested in using Moe for that may be
difficult to do right now?
* Making meetings more accessible to those who may not be able to be
there physically. Conf-call type setup with audio/video, and remote
users providing input/feedback via some kind of messaging platform
(twitter, email, irc)
o This may have been discussed several times in the past, but with
the emerging popularity of telecommute, and our interest in
nurturing new (often younger) developers, we may want to do more
to get with the (social) times.
o Even if we can't come up with a solution for the next few
meetings, a discussion still may be useful with an aim to have
some new changes/improvements to how meetings are held going
forward. Tighter integration with the new TPM site is also be a
* Although TMTOWTDI is something we encourage at the earliest stages
of learning, I think it would be beneficial for Perl veterans to
work closely to put together a bit of a "starter package", a list of
modules we would recommend to someone doing project of type X -
e.g.: Doing a web app? Start with Dancer. Need your app to send
e-mails? Try Email::Sender.. etc.
o An argument could be made that MetaCPAN already does some of
this via the module ratings, however we still leave it up to to
new Perl devs to make a choice between several options. I often
find that many of today's developers are looking for the most
"commonly used/accepted" way of doing things so that they have a
solid starting point. Sometimes too many options can kill
progress, and therefore interest.
o Consider that Perl doesn't really have much corporate support
(although it's likely being used heavily in corporate
environments), so it is on the users themselves to promote what
they like about it.
Don't know if I'll be out this month, as my wife and I have a baby on
the way (any day now... feel like I've been saying that for weeks), but
just figured I'd help to further the discussion.
On 13-01-24 01:39 PM, Mike Stok wrote:
> As the last Thursday looms, maybe we could do something simple. I'd
> be happy to talk for about 5 minutes each on one technical and one
> non-techincal book I have read recently or am reading which I think
> are useful. If we had three or four people doing that then it would
> be a reason to go.
> Mike Stok <mike at stok.ca <mailto:mike at stok.ca>>
> http://www.stok.ca/~mike/ <http://www.stok.ca/%7Emike/>
> The "`Stok' disclaimers" apply.
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