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Re^2: Get me excited about perl

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:46 UTC ( #994629=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Get me excited about perl
in thread Get me excited about perl

If you're going to do a live demo, do it against a CPAN mirror running on the same machine so you don't get embarrassed by network snafus! And practice practice practice beforehand. Make sure that the environment you're demoing in is exactly the same as what you practice in!

If any of them spot that it's a rigged demo (ie a local CPAN mirror) then point out that that's a feature - minicpan is just one of the bounty of treasures on the CPAN.


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Re^3: Get me excited about perl
by temporal (Pilgrim) on Sep 20, 2012 at 15:04 UTC

    Seconding DrHyde on this one - I've actually had one of those 'Oh, well I can just snag this module from this amaaazing and wonderful thing called CPAN and we can demo this! *crickets* ...network...?' moments during a meeting the big-wigs.

    The upshot being that it's not so fun also teaching them about how to tether your phone because the local point of internet access is spotty.

    Some great replies up here, I sometimes forget how shiny Perl really is. Then I am coerced into speaking some other language for a spell... which usually ends in a 'why you should be excited about Perl and be totally using it' speeches, haha!

    Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

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