YAPC::NA 2011 • Asheville, NC

Perl for PHP Developers
By Scott Mattocks
Date: Monday, 27 June 2011 16:15
Duration: 50 minutes
Target audience: Beginner
Tags: beginner php

After years of writ­ing PHP day in and day out, I de­cided to take a job writ­ing Perl for the first time. I dove head­first into Perl think­ing the trans­i­tion would be just a matt­er of a learn­ing a few dif­ferent func­tion names. Perl's sub­tle nuan­ces com­bined with years of hab­bits left me frustrated and con­fused. This talk looks at be­ginn­ing life as a Perl de­velop­er from a PHP de­veloper's point of view. I'll point out the bits and pieces that can be dif­ficult to un­derstand when you have a long his­to­ry with an­oth­er lan­guage. Once de­mis­tified, you should be able to fully un­derstand the flexibil­ity and power of Perl.

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