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About Allison Randal, Dan Sugalski, Leopold Ttsch

Perl 6 Essentials is the first book that offers a peek into the next major version of the Perl language. Written by members of the Perl 6 core development team, the book covers the development not only of Perl 6 syntax but also Parrot, the language-independent interpreter developed as part of the Perl 6 design strategy. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of Perl. It will satisfy their curiosity and show how changes in the language will make it more powerful and easier to use. cover
Massive Solar Tornado Spotted on the Sun

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) satellite has captured images and video of a tornado on the sun several times as large as the Earth. Last September the SDO satellite filmed this twirling mass of superheated gas, which ranges in temperature …

SES Goodies

Well, it took me 5 days to post that I am back from the SES show in NYC. (Can I be “back” if I live in NYC?”) Anyway, below are a few ideas, tips, reminders, etc that were mentioned at the SES show.

Learning from Incisive Media

Ok, this is not a NEW idea that Incisive media implemented but it’s something to know whenever you want people to take big steps (like paying $1,700 for a seminar).

Constant Communication = Higher Sale Conversion

Constant communication with current customers is the gold mine that many companies do not take advantage of. They do their sale and move on to find new customers. No … I will not stress on how important and easy it is to sell to your current customers compared to new ones, …. I guess I just did.

Anyway… let’s move on.

Testing for Google Audio Ads

Google has announced that they are welcoming advertisers who are interested in trying out Google audio ads that will run on the radio within U.S.

What they mentioned is that you have to be a current AdWords advertisers to sign up to this program. I’ve actually received a quote from one of the Google salespeople that was around $8,000 for 3 state, AM radio targeting.

Job Openings at Google NYC Office

If you’re looking for a job in or around NYC you might want to visit the Google’s job openings page. With the opening of their new office in Manhattan, it’s no wonder that they now have 191 job positions to fill.

Perl 6 Design Philosophy

At the heart of every language is a core set of ideals that give the language its direction and purpose. If you really want to understand the choices that language designers make–why they choose one feature over another or one way of expressing a feature over another–the best place to start is with the reasoning behind the choices.