|FROM ||James E Keenan
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [Hangout-NYLXS] The ny.pm talks I'd like to hear
|We have an ny.pm tech talk coming up in two days
so that means it's time to start preparing future tech talks.
I have one presentation in the works. But, in the hope of stimulating
You The Reader to consider giving a presentation, I'd like to make some
suggestions as to ...
*Tech Talks I'd Like to Hear*
1. "What the He** Is Fuzzing?
In the last two years, the largest category of bugs in Perl 5 reported
to http://rt.perl.org has been "fuzzer-detected issues"
(https://rt.perl.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=126546). These are
memory-related issues (with possible security implications) detected by
"fuzzing" or "fuzz testing" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzz_testing)
and in particular by the weirdly-named "American Fuzzy Lop"
presentation will provide a gentle introduction to the concept of
fuzzing and show its relevance to Perl.
2. State of the Art of Web Frameworks in Perl (and Elsewhere)
Perl has (at least) three major web frameworks used in production
environments: Catalyst, Dancer2 and Mojolicious. In this presentation,
we'll do a "compare-and-contrast" among these frameworks and their
current state of development. And, if the presenter's knowledge
permits, we'll touch upon the frameworks not written in Perl which are
currently in vogue.
3. Math Libraries in Perl and Elsewhere
Perl 5 certainly has math libraries -- and Perl 6 is said to be great
for doing math -- but the current reputation of other dynamic languages'
libraries (read: Python) is much better than Perl's. What do we have
and what are we lacking?
4. Career Development for Perl Aficionados
Perl is your first love. You'd love to go on programming in Perl
forever. But you recognize that other languages are more in fashion and
that you will have to diversify your language base to work in
information technology over the long haul. What should you be learning?
What skills *other than* languages do you need to acquire?
Add the talk you'd like to hear here!
Better still, add the talk you'd like to present here!
Thank you very much.
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