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A Whole Day Perl 6 Tutorial for 2018

11/10/17 12:54 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

It is a great pleasure to announce that Jeff Goff will be giving a whole days tutorial on Perl 6 for the Perl Conference in Glasgow in 2018.

About the Course

Starting from one-liners like 'Hello, world!' Jeffrey explores all of the programming styles that Perl 6 has on offer, from basic procedural programming to object-oriented style, aspect-oriented, functional programming, and even logic programming. From the basics of sigils (the signs that so many scratch their heads over) and context, you'll banish lazy evaluation, march through infinite lists, and stalk the wild hyperoperators. Jeffrey introduces simple variables and user I/O by way of a guessing game.

After discussing variables and how they're affected by the context they're used in, Jeffrey delves into what's traditionally been the core of Perl: regular expressions. Starting with some simple matching tasks, Jeffrey explains how to parse what even Perl 5 regular expressions can't tackle with a custom grammar. This custom grammar helps teach you object orientation and aspect-oriented programming. You'll then build an interpreter with the help of some hyperoperators and use Perl 6 roles to construct both an interpreter and assembler inside Perl 6.

Jeffrey also discusses the community surrounding the language, how to find other programmers, and how to find and share your Perl 6 code.

You'll walk out of the tutorial with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Perl 6 and an exposure to what lies beyond the world of basic scripting.

If you've heard about earlier seminars, please note this will have updated content, including sections on concurrency and parallel execution. The author keeps the content up-to-date and relevant to the ever-growing Perl 6 ecosystem.

Requirements

Materials or downloads needed in advance: Attendees should bring a laptop with at least 4GB of RAM and a working Perl 6 installation from either Docker (recommended for Mac or Linux), Rakudobrew (recommended on Linux, and what the instructor uses inside his VM), or the MSI installer on Windows.

Attendees should be familiar with at least one programming language (C, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, etc.). While object orientation will be discussed, you do not need to be familiar with this beforehand.

About Jeff

Jeff Goff is a well respected and recognisable member of the Perl and Perl 6 communities. He has been programming Perl for more years than he cares to admit and is employed as a senior perl developer at Good Data in the Czech Republic. Jeff is a contributor to the Perl 6 community and to Rakudo Perl. He has published a number of modules in both Perl 5 and Perl 6 and given numerous training courses in Perl 6 at conferences such as OSCON, FOSDEM, Perl Conference in Amsterdam and as part of O'Reilly Online.

Jeff is known as DrForr on irc and social networks and can regularly be found hanging out on the Perl 6 community web sites and social media groups.

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