Please Don’t Use CGI.pm

Don't Use CGI.pm

Earlier this week, the Perl magazine site, perl.com, published an article about writing web applications using CGI.pm. That seemed like a bizarre choice to me, but I’ve decided to use it as an excuse to write an article explaining why I think that’s a really bad idea. It’s important to start by getting some definitions […]

The Perl Conference in Glasgow

View from the ninth floor

Yesterday (despite the best efforts of Virgin Trains to stop me) I came home from The Perl Conference in Glasgow. I had a great week up in Glasgow, and I thought I’d better write about it before I forgot anything important. Pre-Conference I arrived on Sunday evening. This was the last day of the European […]

Introducing People to Perl

Dreaming Spires

For most of last week I was out of London running three days of Perl training for… well, I probably shouldn’t name them, so let’s just call them a well-known British educational establishment. The photo above is a big clue. The people I was training were IT support staff; the people who keep many of […]

Professional Programmer is Professional

Professional programmer is professional

(The image above was the first result I got when searching Google Images for a CC-licensed image for “professional programmer”.) Two weeks ago, I wrote about the SEO workshop I’m running on Tuesday morning just before The Perl Conference in Glasgow this August. Today, I’d like to give a few more details about the other […]