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Thursday, June 10 • 16:00 - 16:20
Cross-platform native GUIs: {trade,pay}offs, {integra,distribu}tion

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Choosing to create a cross-platform GUI presents different challenges from other kinds of applications. I'll talk about why I chose that path, what I learned/built along the way, and the (Perl) tools I had to write to make it manageable.
I want you to write native GUI applications (in Perl) and I'll show you how you can

  • Fight for the `$USER`.
  • Act on `localhost`.
  • Own your data.

With native applications you can use all the capabilities of your snazzy computer — this is computing without artificial limits.

  • Learn why I think you should consider writing a native GUI app in 2021. No, I don't mean make a web application and wrap it in a standalone browser — though what you learn from my talk will make that easier too.
  • Are we deploying once on homogeneous infrastructure? You wish. Learn from all the nerve-racking build failures I slogged through.
  • We're going retro and bringing back the 90s. The good parts hopefully.
  • A wild PDL appears! But how? You'll have to attend to find out.

Presentation (will be) uploaded to https://github.com/zmughal-biblio/talk-tprc2021cic-cross-platform-native-guis-20210610.

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Zaki Mughal


Thursday June 10, 2021 16:00 - 16:20 EDT
Zoom Room 1