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Mark Gardner

I help professional Perl developers to engineer modern, disciplined applications in the cloud.

Location Houston, TX Joined Joined on  Personal website https://phoenixtrap.com github website twitter website

Education

Independence University

Work

Senior Software Developer at HostGator

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4 Steps to Blogging Outside the Perl Bubble

Yah, tagging is a whole other subject and every site does its...

Should Perl die gracefully?

People only read headlines on the Internet? Shocking.

Should Perl die gracefully?

Sorry, I get a bit impassioned when my livelihood is besmirch...

Perl, should you develop your strengths or correct your weaknesses?

Why not both?

Perl can do that now!

Oh, you mean the removal of . in @INC? Yah, that would've tak...

Perl Lists - a Partial Taxonomy

Happy to start the discussion and looking forward to what res...

Releases of Perl distribution of Crypt::OpenSSL::X509 1.904 and 1.905 - a story about epic failure

Read up on how to do trial releases. That way you can get the...

CPAN utils

I use cpan-outdated along with cpm to update my modules in pa...

SPVM Document is upgraded. SPVM is a Programming launguage which has Perl-like syntax

I've had good success posting my Perl articles to r/programmi...

Better Perl: Using map and grep

Maybe, though the focus of such an article would be on sortin...

Building a microservice in Perl, part 2: Up and running

Oops, thanks for the correction. It’s an awkward acronym. I ...

Matrix (and perlish) background effect in Javascript :)

Well, that's one way to confirm to people that Perl is just l...

Programs to Compute Trig Functions in Python, JavaScript, & Perl (with Maclaurin Series)

You could do better by using the reduce functions available i...

"Perl in 2025" FOSDEM video review

I'd like all of these features soon, maybe even by 2025. I ju...

Way Too Many IF-THEN-ELSEs? Try a Lookup Table

Watch out for autovivication.

Random integer generation in an interval with Modern OOP Perl

Those people need to realize you don't always need OO. One of...

Random integer generation in an interval with Modern OOP Perl

I have to agree with your one-liner; writing a whole class fo...

Exceptional Perl: Failure is an option

Thanks! I learned about autodie's exception objects while wri...

To help Perl, just blog

Yah, I gotta figure out how to cross-post there. It would be ...

To help Perl, just blog

Also, be sure to share your posts far and wide. I link from R...

To help Perl, just blog

I recently picked up blogging again and have challenged mysel...

Switching up my switches in Perl

I've amended the post to add an example of stacked ternaries.

Switching up my switches in Perl

Either is fine—I prefer less punctuation, especially in a pun...

5 Ways You Can Embrace the Magic of Perl

Thanks! I’ve made the correction.

Better Perl with subroutine signatures and type validation

You’re right! Thanks, I’ve fixed it.

Better Perl with subroutine signatures and type validation

If you’re interested, I’ll be giving an expanded presentation...

5 Ways You Can Embrace the Magic of Perl

No, it just builds on the previous section. Would it be clear...

Five (syntax) things that I would like to change in Perl

I'm fine with the sigils and different types of brackets. It ...

Better Perl with subroutine signatures and type validation

Yah, in general, I would avoid prototypes. Per Damian Conway'...

Debugging a web application in Perl

I basically used a slimmed-down version of Devel::Trace::More...

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