More fun spam from Amazon’s usually accurate marketing machine. Quoted here verbatim:
We’ve noticed that customers who have purchased or rated “MySQL and Perl for the Web (Landmark)” by Paul DuBois have also purchased “Designer Dogs: Portraits and Profiles of Popular New Crossbreeds” by Caroline Coile.
If accurate, I don’t know what that says about the kind of people who buy MySQL/Perl books. Or dog books. I don’t own a dog. Perhaps relatedly, I no longer use MySQL either.
I just submitted 3 proposals to the Frozen Perl conference, due to be held here in our icy Twin Cities in February 2008. The proposals are below.
This talk focuses on the CaTTS project, a simple content management system built with Catalyst, Template Toolkit, Subversion and the Yahoo User Interface toolkit. The project is designed to be friendly for the vim/emacs crowd as well as the HTML-phobic content developer.
Have you ever inherited a messy code base from some other developer? How about 10 years of messy code spanning multiple developers, with no source control, documentation, or tests?
This talk focuses on applying best practices to existing code. We’ll share some horror stories and talk about how to bring some sanity to an otherwise insane situation.
Perl has long been a handy language in the information retrieval world. It has been used to build everything from simple regexp-based search engines to powerful IR libraries.
This talk will focus on two of the most popular IR projects currently being used in the Perl development community: KinoSearch and Xapian. Examples of each will be given, as well as some pros and cons for each project.