Join us for an interactive hands-on course all about Moose. Moose is an OO system for Perl 5 that provides a simple declarative layer of "sugar" on top of a powerful, extensible meta-model. With Moose, simple classes can be created without writing any subroutines, and complex classes can be simplified. Moose's features include a powerful attribute declaration system, type constraints and coercions, method modifiers ("before", "after", and "around"), a role system (like mixins on steroids), and more. Moose also has a vibrant ecosystem of extensions as seen in the variety of MooseX:: modules on CPAN. This course will cover Moose's core features, dip a toe into the meta-model, and explore some of the more powerful MooseX:: modules available on CPAN. Students are expected to bring a laptop, as you will be writing code during the class. You will also be provided with a tarball a week or so before the class is scheduled, which will contain a directory tree skeleton and test files.
About the Instructor: Chris Prather has been a Perl developer since 2001, and has created or contributed to dozens of CPAN modules. He has been a member of the Moose core development team since 2006. He is currently working on an Introduction to Object Orientation using Moose.
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