Friday, June 14, 2013
Another great YAPC has come and gone. What a great bunch of folks! Although there were some great sessions, so far, my favorite was Mark Keating's keynote - specifically his advice to "buy this book". I really didn't think I needed another Perl book - especially one that says "beginning" in the title. But I looked at it anyway. This is without a doubt the most complete "beginning" Perl book I've ever seen. He covered things like the Perl community - which you don't see treated so extensively. There was coverage of POD (which I love). Of course it had whole chapter on OOP and one on creating modules - not typically what you'd call "beginning" Perl... And then I saw a chapter on Moose and had to buy it. It looks to be fun summer reading for me.