Gluing a Bank Together

Gluing a Bank Together

By Paul Johnson (‎pjcj‎) from Zü
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 15:05
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any

Perl is well known as a glue language, integrating diverse languages, technologies and systems. I will talk about how Perl has contributed to the success of an important project at a large Swiss Bank.

I am currently working for UBS in Zürich within a group that is responsible for the bank's cash management applications. A couple of years ago a new application was commissioned to replace the bank's aging and diverse systems.

Find out how Perl was able to integrate the new application into the bank's standard infrastructure comprising interfaces to 13 subsystems including databases, webservers, communications, high availability, monitoring, logging and archiving.

I'll take a look at some of the problems that were faced, some of the solutions that were implemented and some of the CPAN modules which came to the rescue.

This talk is aimed at a general audience and whilst there will be some technical detail, a detailed knowledge of Perl will not be required. Neither will any banking knowledge.

Short biography: I am a software engineer currently enjoying living and working in Zürich, where my work includes the development, integration and QA of a large web application used within a bank. I am the author of the Devel::Cover and Gedcom CPAN modules.

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