This time next week YAPC Europe will have started and many of us will be enjoying ourselves in Kiev. The organisers published the schedule over the weekend and it looks like it’s going to be a great conference.
I spent some time trying to work out which talks I want to see and I’ve written some suggestions in an article over at Josetteorama. Let me know if I’ve missed something that you’re planning to see.
I wrote an article for Josette called “What is Modern Perl?” In it, I talk about the different things that people might mean when they talk about Modern Perl and why it’s well worth buying a copy of the new edition of the camel book.
After a gap of twelve years, a new edition of Programming Perl (affectionately known as “the Camel book” to its many fans) was published earlier this year. That came as quite a surprise to many people who had given up on seeing a new edition. What has changed in the new edition? Does the book now cover Modern Perl? The answer depends on what you mean by the term “Modern Perl”.
Of course it’s not a complete coincidence that the subject ties in nicely with my forthcoming Modern Perl for Non-Perl Programmers course.
Update: There’s a discussion of the article on Hacker News. It seems to be taking a predictable path.
Earlier this year I met Josette Garcia at OpenTech and she told me about her new blog Josetteorama. She asked me if I’d like to contribute a few articles about Perl to the site. I agreed and then promptly forgot about it for a couple of months.
But I remembered my promise a week or so ago and realised that this would be a great opportunity to promote YAPC::Europe outside of the Perl community.
So I wrote an article called YAPC::Europe Preview. And she published it today. Hope you find it interesting.