Friday, August 20, 2010

Better late than never: An Evening with Git

Remember "An Evening with Git," back in January?

The video of the talk is finally up!

Part 1
Part 2

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

What is Modern Perl?

If you're new to Perl or new to using it in a scalable, testable, and maintainable manner, you may find this helpful:

What is 'Modern Perl?'

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Vim Fandango - The Extended Edition, Director's Cut

Speaker: Bill Odom
When: 6:30 PM Wednesday 08/18/10
Announce Media
6665 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544

Sandwiches from Jimmy Johns will be provided by the always helpful Lisa Rokusek.


Vim deserves its reputation as one of the most powerful tools in a developer's toolbox -- but it's not exactly friendly and approachable. Even long-time users rarely employ more than a fraction of its capabilities, and new users are often left wondering why so many apparently-sane people won't shut up about how awesome it is. The stark UI, the steep learning curve, the host of idiosyncrasies... mastering Vim is a challenge, and that's putting it politely.

This talk explains why it's worth the effort.

During this presentation, we'll see real-world examples of using Vim to perform astounding feats that poor souls using lesser editors can only imagine. We'll cover ways to integrate Vim with your environment, tailor it to your work, and generally bend it to your every whim. We'll discuss important settings, advanced techniques, useful customizations, handy scripts, must-have plugins, crafty tips, and sneaky tricks. In short, we'll explore how to use Vim most effectively, so it lives up to to the awesome reputation that you'll soon be telling all your disbelieving friends about.

About Bill Odom:

Bill is a long time developer and well known member in the Perl community, and was president of The Perl Foundation from 2005 to 2007. He has worked in many languages for companies in the Midwest and both coasts, from ActionScript to XSLT, but keeps finding his way back to Perl.