Perl Myths

Hello

I am sharing a presentation on Perl Myths directly from author of the Perl DBI module,  Tom Brnce.  He has given a detailed analysis of myths associated with Perl and future of  Perl5/ Perl 6.

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Enjoy!

Catalyst Perl MVC framework Introduction

See the link below for a excellent intro video on Catalyst MVC framework.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmm56R0Nqis
http://wiki.dandascalescu.com/howtos/catalyst/introduction_to_catalyst#comment-32571154

The guy has done great job for putting all together. I hope this will help in accelerating Catalyst learning.

I am waiting for more videos on Catalyst like using DBIx::Class, REST controller etc.

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Open source PDF engine with CSS

While looking for open source PDF generators I came across some very interesting engines available like Apache FOP and some very good PHP based engines too. My basic requirement was to run it as a batch process in Linux/Perl. The engine should supports CSS and if possible should supports PDF/A and SVG too. After doing a lot of analysis I was still not sure if all pdf issues can be solved by open source engines or not??. Then I tried my hand a bit on properitery engines like princexml and PDFReactor. They have there own advantage and disadvantages. Princexml looks really nice but there is underlying cost and also doesn’t provide interface to access the API’s for pdf manipulation. Finally I found a open source engine WKHTMLTOPDF it supports CSS and looks promising as it uses already tested rendering engine webkit .

Will share if it fits in my requirement and delivers the results.

Perl on RedHat – multiple bless/overload problem

I was reading over internet regarding the performance issue of Perl bundled in some Redhat versions (A combination of Rehhat and Perl version) which uses multiple bless/overload. Vipul’s blog has given a good insight on this problem.

Well, Red hat has finally registered the bug last year on Bugzilla.

Would recommend  everybody falling under this should  test it.  You can test your running installations by using the program given in Bugzilla.  I have done at my end and fortunately I am out of the bug.  I was running Cent Os 4.6 with Perl 5.8.6.

All the best

Better Perl Practices

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Enterprise Architect

Guys,
Right now I am exploring a new software modeling tool called Enterprise Architect. I was wondering if anybody has used this before. Pl. share the findings

Thanks in advance
Pradeep