Archive for June, 2009

News on IPW2009 – DBI, Perl6, Javascript and… Dave Rolsky?

The preparations for this year’s Italian Perl workshop are hotting up, and it’s looking like it might even top last year’s event. I’ll just focus on the international track (in English) here: we’ve already got some great guest speakers lined up: Tim Bunce, the author of DBI, one of the finest database interfaces known to [...]

Global state in Web Applications: Catalyst’s stash.

The Perl web framework Catalyst has, and I’m fairly sure this is in common with many such frameworks in any programming language, a concept of a store of data, scoped to the current request, called the “stash”. I’ve mentioned a few times that “I don’t like it” and the reaction I get suggests that I [...]