PostgreSQL has been growing as the must-have database for the past few years, and one of its killer features is its procedural language system, which gives you (yes you) the ability to write stored database procedures in Perl.
This talk briefly introduces how to install PL/Perl (delightfully easy!), how to write your first function (takes seconds!) and the sort of cool, flexible, and crazy -- if you're into that -- things you can do with this powerful tool.
Initially prepared for the May 2012 meeting of the Baltimore Perl Mongers (http://baltimore.pm), May 17th 2012
Presented at the 2013 DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop (http://dcbpw.org/dcbpw2013), April 20th 2013