The Room Do I dare disturb the universe?

Perl Oasis 2010 Thankyou

Perl Oasis 2010 Thank You So Perl Oasis 2010 is now done, I’m currently sitting in the Hackathon room watching people quietly mingle and work on their projects. All told we had 33 people from 15 PMs across 4 countries. This is a larger attendance than last year, but still small enough I felt I got to sit and talk with people and really hang out... Read more

Starting_out_with_ood

Starting Out with OOD The basic question1 for Object Oriented Design is For a given domain, how do you break the model up into Objects and Classes?” Let’s say we’re going to build an application to model the life cycle of a Book. The naive approach is to start asking “What different things are involved with Books, and how are they rela... Read more

A Little Bit Of History

A Little Bit of History I recently did some digging for what may be some future writings, as well as possibly something larger. Part of those diggings involved research into Object Oriented programming’s history. I found this example on wikipedia of Simula 67, the first Object Oriented programming language. Begin Class Glyph; Virtual:... Read more

Lies Damn Liest And Statistics

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics UPDATE: Aldo Cortesi contacted me privately via email with a response to this post. With his permission I’ve updated this post with the substance of his response and my own rebuttal. The updated sections are marked with UPDATE/END blocks. END So after chromatic linked to Aldo Cortesi’s post The impact of langu... Read more

If You Give A Mouse A Christmas

If You Give a Mouse A Christmas Jerrad Pierce wrote a Perl Advent Calendar entry that has sparked some discussion in the Moose community. He has revised it two or three times, and the final version is disappointing but not blatantly wrong. As a Moose contributor who has deployed Mouse into production I wanted to give some perspective on the iss... Read more