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January Special Presentation 2004

St. Louis UNIX Users Group

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  • Next General Meeting -- Jan 14
  • Next Linux Meeting -- Jan 15
  • Sponsors
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • Volunteering
  • Contacts
  • Submitting Articles

  • Next General Meeting is Wednesday, Jan 14

    6:30 pm Special Presentation Automated Testing of Large Projects with Perl by Andy Lester
    7:00 pm Announcements Standard Introductions & Procedures
    7:05 pm Q & A An opportunity to ask technical questions
    7:15 pm Break Social, off-line conversations, book sales
    7:30 pm Presentation Running UNIX Applications on Microsoft Operating Systems by Microsoft Presentation Team

    Special Presentation

    Automated Testing of Large Projects with Perl
    by Andy Lester


    Automated Testing of Large Projects with Perl

    Automated testing has received more attention in recent years, especially as one of the cornerstones of XP. Perl's automated testing tools have always been geared towards testing of CPAN modules, but the Perl testing framework is excellent for automating large software projects, too.

    Lester discusses real-world strategies of testing large projects, with many code examples. You'll learn to test all code in the project, even if it's not Perl, as well as enforcing coding and documentation standards; how to write a website testing robot with WWW::Mechanize and HTML::Lint; how to test database integrity with Test::DatabaseRow; how to write your own domain-specific Test:: module if the dozens on the CPAN don't suit your purposes.

    It's not all about code. You'll also learn the best practices and culture of automated testing, how to get started automating an existing project, and how writing automated tests can help you write better code in less time.


    Andy Lester

    Andy Lester has been a professional programmer for seventeen years, and Perl evangelist for a decade. By day, he manages programmers for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, IL. By night, he edits The Perl Review, beats on his CPAN modules, and does technical editing for O'Reilly and other publishers. He has recently named his daughter Quinn "World's Most Adorable Baby."


    Running UNIX Applications on Microsoft Operating Systems
    by Microsoft Presentation Team


    Microsoft Presentation: Services for UNIX

    Disclaimer: This information was not provided by Microsoft. We have not been able to obtain information about topic from the presenters. However I have decided to offer you a *rough sketch* of what Microsoft will show us. Keep in mind that we cannot directly represent Microsoft's technical or business goals.

    SFU is designed to allow native UNIX programs to run on a machine which has a product such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP as its native operating system. From a marketing standpoint, this appears to allow companies with programs which run in a UNIX environment to "migrate" to a Windows server environment without the need to maintain multiple platforms.


    Microsoft Presenter Representatives from Microsoft will present on features that allow native UNIX programs to run on Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines.

    Ideas, questions and suggestions are welcome; please contact Terry Linhardt (presentations@sluug.org).

    Book Sales

    The O'Reilly and Associates line of books is available at each monthly general meeting as a convenience to our members. Proceeds from the book sales go toward running the organization. Most months we feature special offers on titles related to that month's presentation or tutorial topic. Discounts off retail prices are offered to all attendees.


    Next St. Louis LUG Meeting Is Jan 15

    High Performance Computing
    by Malcolm Tobias


    Malcolm Tobias of Washington University will make a presentation entitled High Performance Computing.

    Comments, questions, and ideas for the St. Louis Linux Users Group are welcome; please send email to linux@sluug.org.


    For more information about sponsoring the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, contact (sponsorship@sluug.org).

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    As our membership grows, we have had some inquiries about the possibility of having Special Interest Groups in several areas. If you are interested in starting or participating in a SIG for System Administration, Networking, C, Object Oriented Programming, a specific vendor, etc., please contact any officer of the group.


    SLUUG administration is volunteer based. We're always looking for volunteers to help with presentations, web page development, managing corporate sponsorships, and many other tasks. If you would like to help out contact Christine Wanta (volunteer@sluug.org).


      President president@sluug.org Christine Wanta
      Vice-President vice-president@sluug.org Ed Wehner
      Secretary secretary@sluug.org Derek Polston
      Treasurer treasurer@sluug.org Mike Kriz 
      Linux Users Group Chair linux@sluug.org Craig Buchek
      Board of Directors board@sluug.org Ed Wehner
    Craig Buchek
    Stan Reichardt
    Christine Wanta
      Presentations presentations@sluug.org Terry Linhardt
      Corporate Sponsors sponsorship@sluug.org Open
      O'Reilly Book Sales booksales@sluug.org Carl Fitch
      Newsletter Editor editor@sluug.org John House
      PR reporter@sluug.org Stan Reichardt
      Steering Committee Info info@sluug.org Gary Meyer
      BBS Questions bbs@sluug.org Gary Meyer
      Official Correspondence SLUUG Mailing Address PO Box 411302
    St. Louis, MO 63141

    Submitting Articles to the SLUUG Cronicle

    If you would like to submit an article to the Cronicle of general interest to the members of the St. Louis UNIX Users Group, send your info or complete article to editor@sluug.org. The deadline for article submissions is the second last day of the month. Plain HTML format is preferred.

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