Last weekend has seen the first Perl workshop held in two capital cities. Organising it was fun, though I have to admit that I slacked quite a lot and thus most of the work was done by Maros, Pepl (on the Viennese side) and Jozef, Emmanuel and Martin (the Bratislava team).
Things I learned:
Things I still have to learn
So, to sum it up, Twin City Perl Workshop was a very nice event with great talks and interesting attendees. I'm very much looking forward to do something similar next year. To bad I couldn't make it to the hackathon at Jonathans place
You can find photos on flickr tagged as 'tcpw2008'. And we're currently trying to get links to all the presentations...
If you can, go with Wx.
The main advantage is that it is easily installable on all three main desktop operating systems as a dependency (unlike Gtk) and that Wx "looks like a real application" on all three main desktop applications.
If you mean Windows 2000, XP and Vista then maybe yes, thanks to Strawberry Perl but I see people struggle with Wx on both Linux and even more on Mac.
On the bright side it will be all smooth in a few months as the new releases of the various Linux distributions start to distribute Padre and the wx stack with it.
Debian Lenny (current testing) includes libwx-perl package. On the other hand the libgtk-perl is already in Debian Etch (current stable).
Well, I for one hope they never die! They’re far too useful. Just because XML has been used by the clueless as a hammer for every problem they encounter does not make it a bad idea when used correctly; and the XSLT model (albeit not syntax) is elegant to an extent I have rarely encountered elsewhere.
My main weblog is produced by XSLT processing a single XML file, and despite the tons of small features I have added to the transforms over the years, I still find them completely straightforward and easy