Public Training in London – February 2016

For several years I’ve been running an annual set of public training courses in London in conjunction with FLOSS UK (formerly known as UKUUG). For various scheduling reasons, we didn’t get round to running any this year, but we have already made plans for next year. I’ll be running five days of training in central […]

DBIC Training in Granada

It’s been a while since I’ve run a training course alongside a YAPC. By my calculations, the last time was Riga in 2011. But I’ve been talking to the organisers of this year’s conference and we have plan. I’m going to be running a one-day introductory course on DBIx::Class before the conference (I think it’ll […]

Modern Perl Articles

Back in 2011 I wrote a series of three articles about “Modern Perl” for Linux Format. Although I mentioned all three articles here as they were published, I didn’t post the actual contents of the articles as I wasn’t sure about the copyright situation. But now I suspect that enough time has passed that copyright […]

Perl School: DBIx::Class

Update: I’m sorry to have to announce that this course has been cancelled. I hope to reschedule for later in the year. Tempus fugit and another Perl School rolls around. Next Saturday (June 8th) I’ll be running my one-day course on Database Programming with Perl and DBIx::Class. As always the course will take place at […]


Three times in the last few months I’ve had the “DBIC or raw DBI” discussion. People have told me that they don’t use DBIC because raw DBI is better. And each time, the person promoting DBI in the discussion has used an argument that boils down to “DBIC is probably useful for people who don’t […]