The Perl and Raku Conference 2023 in Toronto
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Tuesday, July 11 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Minimizing the Therbligs: a mental model for higher-performance programming.

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In 1915, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth pioneered the science of time-motion study, and suggested sixteen fundamental actions, which they called therbligs, that an industrial worker could take at any given moment. This study became the basis of so many of our methods for efficiency in physical operations, but what about using the same conceptual model to improve the performance of our code?

In this talk, Ruth will show her own set of therbligs for programmatic operations, and show how they can be used to improve your code's overall performance incrementally. Examples in Perl and JavaScript will be shown, demonstrating use of the technique.

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Ruth Holloway

Developer/Project Lead, Clearbuilt
Ruth has been writing Perl for 23 years, and attending Perl conferences for the last ten years, speaking at all but one of the in-person conferences. She is a big fan of DBIx::Class, Dancer2, and Agile programming without all the ceremonies. Ruth is a wife, writer, cook, full-time... Read More →

Tuesday July 11, 2023 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Track 2

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