Senior Developer, Catalyst IT
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Day 5: Workshops, 9:00-10:25am: Unicode and Perl: There is no escape - Grant McLean (in-person, Thorndon Room)
If you’ve ever been frustrated or confused by encoding problems in Perl, this session is for you. We’ll start by building a shared understanding of what Unicode is and how Perl’s functions and modules deal with Unicode data. Then we’ll explore some common pain points and look at tools you can use to deal with them. Areas we’ll explore will include: encoding conversions; importing and exporting data; HTML, XML, and JSON; implications for web servers and databases.