Perl MongersThis past Thursday we tried something new at Toronto.pm We decided to try having our in-person meeting also available online via Google Hangout. So far all feedback has been positive and it allowed us to have a meeting of 15 people rather than just the 10 who made the trip to our usual location. We had participants from as far as Texas and Alberta as well as some local mongers who weren't able to make it to the location but were still interested in the topic being presented. Read More...I've been working with ElasticSearch over the past months as part of the MetaCPAN project. Using ElasticSearch as our back end has worked out really well so far. The reason is that, out of the box, it provides a REST API. So, in our case, we've been able to concentrate on writing code and not on designing an API, defining its behaviour, arguing over URL schemes etc.
To be clear, ES is not written in Perl, but there is a handy Perl module you can use to get yourself up and running in *minutes*. Read More...