Buggy Code

A Subtle Bug

Earlier this week, I saw this code being recommended on Stack Overflow. The code contains a nasty, but rather subtle bug. The version I saw has been fixed now, but I thought there were some interestin

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 9 January, 2019
  • 11 Comments
London.pm Leaders

London Perl Workshop 2018

Last Saturday was the London Perl Workshop and (as has become traditional), I’m going to tell you how much fun it was so that you feel jealous that you missed it and make more of an effort to come a

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 26 November, 2018
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CGI.pm in the Bin

Please 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 excus

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 18 November, 2018
  • 5 Comments
Fixing a Bug

Fixing a Bug

I fixed a bug earlier this week. Ok, actually, I introduced a bug and then spent the next few hours tracking it down and fixing it – but that doesn’t sound quite so positive, does it? I thought it

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 30 September, 2018
  • 0 Comments
View from the ninth floor

The Perl Conference in Glasgow

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 f

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