Dave Cross

Dave Cross

Perl and database programmer, trainer and writer

  • @davorg

London, England

Areas of Expertise:

  • Perl
  • Linux
  • Unix
  • Databases
  • Apache
  • SQL
  • XML
  • Movable Type
  • Javascript
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing

Dave Cross is the owner of Magnum Solutions Ltd., a London-based Perl and Open Source Consultancy, and is also the author of the well-respected Data Munging with Perl and a co-author of Perl Template Toolkit.

Dave is active in the Perl community. He founded the London Perl Mongers in 1998 and for several years was the Perl Mongers International Group Co-Ordinator for the Perl Foundation. Dave is a regular speaker at Perl and Open Source conferences.

Original photo by acme

Perl Template Toolkit Perl Template Toolkit
by Andy Wardley, Darren Chamberlain, Dave Cross
December 2003
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

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Sky Broadband Update

June 08 2014

It’s probably time for an update on my Sky Broadband situation. I last wrote about Sky on 16th April. That was the date of their second failed attempt to connect me to their broadband. It was the date that I decided to cancel my order and go elsewhere. First the… read more

National Rail Travel Alert

May 12 2014

This is the text of a National Rail travel alert email that I received this morning. Problems have been reported which may affect your journey between Balham (BAL) and Shepherd’s Bush (SPB) More details of this disruption can be found here: http://nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/76437.aspx To see how this disruption affects your journey… read more

Free Web Advice: Marvel

April 30 2014

It’s been a few years since I wrote a “free web advice” piece, but I got really annoyed by the Marvel web site this morning. About a year ago I subscribed to Marvel Unlimited – a plan that gave me access to all of Marvel’s digital comics for about 40… read more

Sky Broadband

April 16 2014

Back in October 2009, I wrote about how I had cancelled my Demon account and switched to Be Broadband. Be were the broadband provider of choice for the discerning geek. None of their customers had a bad thing to say against them. All was well with the world. And then,… read more

Macs and Me

March 27 2014

“It never stops raining!” ranted the lorry driver. He thumped the table, spilt his tea, and actually, for a moment, appeared to be steaming. You can’t just walk off without responding to a remark like that. Of course it stops raining,” said Arthur. It was hardly an elegant refutation, but… read more

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