Wednesday, July 26, 2006

OSCON: Day One part 2

We attended a talk by Peter Scott called Mind Like Water: The Path to Perl Bliss. This was in the tradition of high-level Perl talks, and dealt more with the different "programming personalities" that compete for dominance in the Perl developer's head rather than technical issues.

Also included were some useful bits of advice distilled from many Perl luminaries, most of whom are here giving talks. A common theme was experimentation: "If you don't know, try it." This used to me more true in Perl than most languages, but I would say this is just as true for newer interpreted languages.

Another popular sentiment was that it's important to bring lessons learned from other disciplines and apply them to your development. There was also some discussion of good habits, and how we often mistake good habits for discipline.

Lunch followed. It wasn't that great, but it was free.

1 Comments:

chumly said...

I thought that is where good habits did come from. Discipline.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006  

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