Monday, June 14, 2010

Concepts of Functional Programming

Speaker: Matt Follett
When: 6:30 PM Wednesday 06/16/10
Announce Media
6665 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544


The resurgence of functional programming languages in recent years has shown that no one paradigm will efficiently solve any given problem. Instead, attempting to use the best methods for the problem at hand will lead to smaller, cleaner code. This talk will explain basic functional concepts and give examples of when and how to use them.

This version of the talk will be more expansive than the version being presented at YAPC::NA 2010. Attendees will be given the chance to help pick the most valuable and interesting topics to be covered in the shorter YAPC talk.

About Matt Follett:

Matt Follett is a developer in the Informatics team at The Genome Center at Washington University School of Medicine, where he works on high-throughput DNA sequencing projects. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla, where he majored in Computer Science & Computer Engineering. He has worked for Monsanto, Boeing, and Beck Automation as a software engineer. He was the head of the 2009 St. Louis BarCamp. He currently resides in St. Louis, where he heads the local chapter of Perl Mongers.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

NYTProf updated

NYTProf v4 was released today. Now it can peer into string evals to give you more detail.

If you've never used NYTProf, give it a try -- its reports make it really easy to get some insight into what your software is doing.