Thursday 9 March 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.
The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.
Nick Stylianou MEng, ACGI, MBCS
This presentation will introduce some of the core features of the Perl language, and illustrate how these features are used to program in Perl using the object-oriented paradigm. Code examples will cover the fundamentals, such as object attributes and methods, through to higher-level concepts such as inheritance and abstraction. Working with Perl’s apparent lack of explicit object-oriented features exposes useful insight into the underlying concepts and gives a practical understanding of how to utilise, and contribute to, Perl’s extensive collection of additional library packages. Graph theory will be used as an example to illustrate how these ideas can be used in practice. A brief history of Perl and an overview of available resources will also be given.
Since graduating from the Department of Computing at Imperial College, London in the early 1990s, Nick Stylianou has worked in the IT industry as a CAD/CAM software developer, UNIX Systems Administrator & Enterprise Architect, and a Text and Data Mining Analyst. He now works independently, specialising in Research & Development in Computational Musicology, with current projects including a forthcoming music theory reference eBook and interactive music theory and analysis software.