Monthly archives: June 2010

Paul Richardson: Open Source Health Informatics 1

Paul Richardson writes:

Some of you may already know about my views on the revolutionary effect that could be triggered by the NHS adopting the use of open source software (and an open source approach to developing its own software). I have not been able to contain myself any longer and so my thoughts are now finding wider expression in a blog that I’ve started:

Earlier today I posted an article on a proposed top 10 open source projects for the NHS. I would be very interested to receive your comments. The idea is to use the blog as a focal point for an emerging community of interested parties until the point in time that a more appropriate rallying point is established.

If you are interested in this subject, you can subscribe to the blog using RSS or follow me on Twitter which I will use to announce new posts.

UKUUG & O’Reilly: Understanding Regular Expressions (properly) Tutorial – London 11/08/10

This one day tutorial will introduce beginner and intermediate Perl programmers to the full functionality of Perl’s regular expressions.
The day focuses on the pattern-matching features in Perl 5.6 and 5.8. The morning session explores the principles and mechanisms underlying all Perl regular expressions. You will see how the highly compact syntax of Perl patterns controls a built-in pattern-matching “engine” and learn how to design and construct Perl regexes to drive that engine efficiently. We will also look at the four principal uses of regexes in Perl, discussing a number of uniquely Perlish regex idioms. By lunch time, Perl’s regexes will no longer seem like a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in line-noise.

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