Perl Pre-conference tutorial: Intro to Perl 6
15/08/2018
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Perl conference, 14th-17th August, Glasgow.

Perl 5 & Perl 6 are essentially the same language. Yes, there are some differences (using `.` rather than `->` for object references for example, however 95% of what your "perl-head" will still be valid)

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Fully Stacked
10/08/2018
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When I started in this game, and I freely admit that was last century, "Full Stack" meant web servers and LAMP, and LAMP stood for Linux, Apache, Mysql, and PHP (or maybe Python).

Now, to be fair, that misses CSS... but the point is still that "Full Stack" was pretty simple.

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Understanding Python decorators - with the help of a code visualiser!
30/07/2018
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Python has this funky thing called "decorators" - you can think of them as inverting the "function inside a function" concept, by wrapping a function around a function.

Confused?

Me too!

Let me see if I can explain it (after all, there's only a million other people got pages explaing this :) )

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EuroPython2018 conference: 23-27 July
30/07/2018
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Monday

Bert was me on Monday

Tuesday

In the morning, I went to the "Writing & Running Tests in Docker" talk

This suffered from the all-too-common "techno-incompatibility problem": the presenters laptop wouldn't connect to the lecterns projector system (and then other laptops wouldn't display either.) After a bit of faff [find the right adapter, and reboot the lectern electonincs], we were off.

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Docker Swarms, what are they?
26/10/2017
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Before the Swarm - The Good Old Days

In the "Good Old Days", computers where physical things... real tin... and you had either the Personal Computer or the Mainframe.

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