Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Database Access with UR

Speaker: Tony Brummett
When: 6:30 PM Wednesday June 17, 2009

4444 Forest Park Parkway
5th floor, room 5206
St. Louis, MO 63108 (Map)

As applications become increasingly data-centric simple ways to access complex information from databases through Perl becomes more important. Tony Brummett will be discussing how to use UR, an object-relational mapping tool developed by Washington University's Genome Center. He will explain everything from first starting a project to designing and building a large database dependent application.

About UR:
UR was originally designed and developed by Washington University's Genome Center. It is currently used as the workhorse for storing and accessing large quantities of genome data which has helped scientists better understand everything from cancer to songbird communication. It is available from CPAN.

About Tony Brummett:
Tony Brummett is a long time Perl developer. Tony has been working for the Genome Center for 4 1/2 years. During that time he has helped with the storing and analyzing of genetic information. While at the center he also worked as a lead developer on the UR project. Previous to that Tony worked for USRobotics (and then 3Com after the merger) developing automated tests in perl for their products.

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