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Slides for the talk sotv at yapc-eu-2012

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State of the
Velociraptor

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A year in
review

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I ...

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Nothing
exciting
happened?

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5.16

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perlbrew
cpanm

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Catalyst
Dancer
Mojolicious

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Web::Machine
Message::Passing
Object::Remote

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This isn't
exciting?

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This isn't
unusual

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... and THAT
is exciting!

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Regular perl5
major versions
are expected

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People running
recent versions
is expected

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"Let me put
out a dev
release ..."

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"... to get
the cpantesters
results for it"

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Woah.

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I think we've
levelled up.

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Look at
hacker news

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Look at
proggit

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Not
much
perl?

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Not
much
$lang

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Trolling about
perl is passe

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Trolling about
perl is passe
... finally.

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Auctions

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What
auctions?

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Companies
are stepping
up to sponsor

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People are
complaining
about TPF

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People are
ALWAYS
complaining
about TPF

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But this year
something is
different.

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... it's because
TPF isn't shouting
loudly enough ...

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... about the
awesome things
they're doing

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"Nice problem
to have ..."

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We have
higher
expectations

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"Nice problem
to have ..."

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Sustainable
steady
inexorable
improvement

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Works
for me!

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Perl
is
d**d?

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NO I WILL
NOT SPELL
THAT OUT

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BORED
NOW

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If you
hear
this

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BSD
C
UNIX
C++
Apple

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All supposedly
just as screwed

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Laugh.
Move on.

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I hear about
this idiocy
less every
year now

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Keep laughing.
Keep moving on.

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Then show
the doubter
some code :)

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People worry
that we're
not the "in"
language

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Hmm.

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I don't want
to be the "in"
language

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.com
boom

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Matt's
Script
Archive

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AUGH

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Fast growth
leads to a
pop culture

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Fast growth
leads to
AWFUL code

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Perl+CGI
PHP+mod_php
Ruby+Rails

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Let somebody
else be the
next victim!

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Sustainable
steady
inexorable
improvement

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A growing
relevant
language and
community

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That's all
I want.

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I want the
people whose
minds fit
with ours

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I want the
people whose
minds fit
with Perl

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To have as much
fun with it as
we're doing.

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We're doing
ok at that.

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More after
this short
interlude.

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Germany

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CGI
FTP

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Ticket
machines

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Geldautomats

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I think
I've worked
it out.

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It's not you.

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Your technology
just hates me.

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Back to
"doing ok"

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Different
language
communities

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Optimize
for what?

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python - -Oobvious

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python - -Oobvious
ruby - -Obeautiful

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python - -Oobvious
ruby - -Obeautiful
PHP - -Orunning

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python - -Oobvious
ruby - -Obeautiful
PHP - -Orunning
perl - -Ouseful

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Brief
digression

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Drinking with
rakudo
developers

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Me - -O{++$today}

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Me - -O{++$today}
Them - -O{max(@tomorrows)}

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Big search
spaces
take time

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That's
OK

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Lots of room
to share
ideas

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Lots of room
to steal
ideas

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Lots of room
to share
API dsign

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Lots of room
to share
architectural
concepts

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Collaboration
out of self
interest

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Self interest
is reliable
motivation

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Self interest
is lasting
motivation

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It's all
good.

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Let's all
write more
code together

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-Ouseful

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This is why
we suck at
marketing

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Or do we?

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This is why
we -think-
we suck at
marketing

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5 minute
wow moments

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... are great
first experiences

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... but
they're not
-Ouseful

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Useful is
a library
you can trust

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Useful is
code you
can maintain

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Useful is
"it works,
time for
a beer".

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Let's
worry
less

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5 minute
wow moments

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5 minute
wow moments
on our terms

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App::Ack

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mojocasts

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Wow from
-Ouseful

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Other
ways

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Pick a
library

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Write a
script

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fatpack it

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fatpack it?
PAR it?
staticperl it?

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I don't
care!

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Just make
it easy to
play with

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Perl is
already
addictive

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We just need
to give the
first hit away
more effectively

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But.

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sorear
pmichaud

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What should
I work on?

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Whatever's
most fun
for you

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-Ofun

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-Ofun is
reliable
motivation

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-Ofun is
lasting
motivation

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If you're
having fun

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... people
will realise
Perl is fun

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This is
also
good :)

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So.

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Perl is
awesome

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We are
awesome

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Keep filing
off sharp
edges

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... but don't
forget to have
fun doing it.

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Welcome to
the future
of Perl

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Welcome to
the future
of the Perl
community

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Oh look ...

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... it's us.

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Thank You
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