Plans for Riga

Riga Cat

The European Perl Conference this year is going to be held in Riga in August. That might seem a long way away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about these things. For example the conference web site went live earlier this week, enabling uses to register for the conference and buy their tickets. […]

A Subtle Bug

Buggy Code

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 interesting lessons to learn by looking at the problems in some detail. Let’s start by working out what the bug […]

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 […]

London Perl Workshop Report

Lightning Talks Preparation at the LPW 2017

(Photo above by Chris Jack) Last Saturday was the annual London Perl Workshop. I should write up what happened before I forget it all. I arrived at about 8:30 in the morning and was able to check in quickly – collecting a bit of swag which included a free t-shirt as I was a speaker. […]