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O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention

July 17-20, 2000 in Monterey, California


Moving a Thousand PCs With Perl

Bill Odom, President, The Perl Foundation

Track: Perl - Prototype ()
Date: Thursday, July 20
Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm

Solutia Inc. recently used Perl to automate the relocation and reconfiguration of a thousand Windows 95 and NT PCs. This automation effort is estimated to have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars out of an approximately $3 million project. This case study will provide an overview of this automation effort, describing its growth from a set of basic scripts into a suite of advanced tools that use OLE Automation, Win32 API calls, XSUBs, etc., to accomplish a variety of tasks.

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