Where Tcl and Tk Went Wrong http://journal.dedasys.com/2010/03/30/where-tcl-and-tk-went-wrong – a very important read for every Perl programmer!
Just read a nice and clear tutorial on Unicode in Perl by Mark Rajcok.
For more on Perl Unicode you can also go through perlunitut.
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.
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.
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.
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
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