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Posted by John_Moylan (jfp), 22 September 2004
This morning the postman delivered the latest edition of "of course" the wellhouse quarterly magazine.

As usual it's a damn fine read for any Open Source enthusiast, perhaps "as usual" could be its sub title

Back page has a write up titled OOP Demystified which finishes of by saying theres no beginners OO PHP, Perl or Python books.

I know of one excellent OO Perl book that I must recommend to all Perl programmers.

Damian Conways Object Oriented Perl is an excellent read and a fantastic introduction to OOP in Perl. It covers beginner, intermediate and advanced OO Perl and is beautifully written.

Damian is one of the major players in the "not so imminent" Perl 6.

I see its in the Wellho Library (what isn't)
http://www.wellho.net/book/1-884777-79-1.html

Posted by Custard (Custard), 23 September 2004
Agreed..

I think Grahams magazine is a fantastic way of promoting the courses.
Nice to see some technical content too.
So many of the magazines on the shelves are full of MS crap, and the most technical things are typically word macros.
I'd surely pay for a decent Perl/Open Source magazine.

What I'd like though is a budget 'catch up on new stuff in perl (or whatever)' course for impoverished contractors who cant take much time off.

Not a snappy course name though is it?

I wonder if Graham would do an evening 2 hour catch up/hot stuff course followed by a curry

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 24 September 2004
on 09/23/04 at 20:10:12, Custard wrote:
What I'd like though is a budget 'catch up on new stuff in perl (or whatever)' course for impoverished contractors who cant take much time off.

Not a snappy course name though is it?

I wonder if Graham would do an evening 2 hour catch up/hot stuff course followed by a curry


Watch this space.


Posted by Custard (Custard), 24 September 2004
It was the curry that was the clincher, right?

Seriously, I'm always interested in keeping up with latest developments, and there's lots of bits of Perl I havent explored thoroughly yet like.
vec() is still a mystery, some of the core modules like B and UNIVERSAL I believe can be useful, and I'm sure there's some magical operators to learn more about as well as the extended regular expression stuff.

I'll ask about where I work and see what other things people may be interested in.

Oh, and Madras of course...
b

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 25 September 2004
"Read all about it" - the technical weekend - on The Horse's Mouth and / or post comments and suggestions on the Opentalk News board.

Yes, it *was* the idea of a curry that swung it!  



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