Thursday, November 11, 2010

Memory Manglement

Speaker: Steven Lembark
When: 6:30 PM Wednesday 11/17/10
Announce Media
6665 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544

Sponsor: Net Effects


Most users don't ever realize just how much of a memory hog Perl is. Being Perl, however, the language makes it easy to find out using Devel::Peek and Devel::Size. This talk uses both to peer into scalars, arrays, and hashes and shows some ways to reduce the overhead when dealing with long-lived or high-volume applications.

Viewers should walk away with enough understanding of the modules to track memory use in their own code.

About Steven Lembark:

Steven has been hacking in Perl for fun and profit since the early 90's. Much of his work has been in high-volume ETL for Finance and Bioinformatics and web back ends. His current projects are hacking DP for a web back end and aligning short sections of HIV-1 genetics using the W-curve for vaccine analysis.