brian d foy

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For the film producer and director, see Bryan Foy.
brian d foy
Brian D. Foy in 2008.jpg
brian d foy in 2008
Born United States
Occupation Author, computer programmer

brian d foy[1] was the publisher and editor of The Perl Review, a magazine devoted to Perl and co-author of several books on Perl including Learning Perl, Intermediate Perl and Mastering Perl. He was also the founder of Perl Mongers, the founder of the White Camel Awards,[2] a frequent speaker at conferences including The Perl Conference and YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) and a veteran of the Iraq War.[3] He is the author of multiple Perl modules on CPAN and maintains the perlfaq portions of the core Perl documentation. He was a partner at Stonehenge Consulting Services from 1998 to 2009.[4][5]


In 2014 he revitalized the PerlPowerTools AKA PPT project.[6] In February 1999, Tom Christiansen announced the PerlPowerTools project to provide a unified BSD toolbox, i.e. a reimplementation of the classic Unix command set in pure Perl. Perl is the same (mostly) everywhere you go and the same programs could run the same everywhere instead of being reimplemented for each platform.



  1. ^ foy, brian d. "brian d foy style guide". Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "White Camel Awards: 2004 recipients". Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  3. ^ Gilmore, Jason. "Five Questions for brian d foy". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  4. ^ "brian d foy". Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  5. ^ chromatic (2005). "People Behind Perl: brian d foy". Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  6. ^ "PerlPowerTools". Retrieved 2015-05-05. 

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