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On 14 October, 2004, the Israeli Perl Mongers held their regular monthly meeting. The program:



  1. Gabor Szabo
  2. Kfir Lavi
  3. Meron Cohen
  4. Mikhael Goikhman
  5. Oded Resnik
  6. Offer Kaye
  7. Ran Eilam
  8. Sagiv Barhoom
  9. Shaul Karl
  10. Shlomi Fish
  11. Thomas Maier
  12. Uri Bruck
  13. Yishay Weiss

There were 13 people in the October meeting, but enough arguments for 26 people :-)
The first lecture was given by Uri Bruck and was about HTML::EP. Uri started by giving an introduction to HTML::EP, how it helps web developers and how it helped him in a project he once did. Uri showed how HTML::EP code integrates into the website's HTML code and how he used HTML::EP to build a website from the ground up. Some of the people didn't like the similarity between HTML::EP and PHP, or the fact that it is a pretty old module. In any case Uri did a good job introducing us to another Perl based templating system, and certainly showed us a lot of code examples. HTML::EP may not be perfect, but at least now I have a head-start if I ever choose to use it. The slides can be found here.

Next up was Gabor, who talked about Installing Perl and CPAN Modules. Gabor's lecture was pretty long, because he actually installed a brand new perl 5.8.5 during the lecture, followed by installation of CPANPLUS, the all-dancing/singing wonder module which is supposed to replace sometime in the future...
Due to firewall problems Gabor couldn't show us in real time the process of submitting module installation reports using CPANPLUS to the CPAN Testers database, but he did explain the process to us, and told us about his brand-new module, CPAN::Nargile.
After the technical meeting wrapped most of us continued the evening in a nearby branch of Arcaffe, where we had a great time discussing all kinds of Perl and Open-Source related stuff. Ran Promised me he'd send the list an article about Aspect Oriented Programming, and after a few days he did.

This meeting summary was written by your ever cheerful PR person - Offer Kaye.