2017.05.26 in #305
The 'Think Perl 6' book is out
The Think Perl 6 book is now officially out (see oreilly.com). O'Reilly received it from the printer this week and started shipping it out to retailers.
It is also available in PDF format as a free book under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Readers are free to copy and distribute the text; they are also free to modify it, which allows them to adapt the book to different needs, and to help develop new material. The LaTeX source for this book is in this Github repository.
2019.04.03 in #402
Perl Weekly Challenge, First Week
Laurent Rosenfeld shares his thoughts on the first weekly challenge.
2019.04.07 in #402
Perl 6 Weekly challenge - week 2
2019.04.28 in #405
Perl Weekly Challenge # 5: Anagrams
Laurent Rosenfeld shares his solution with benchmark data.
2019.05.01 in #406
Perl Weekly Challenge # 6: Compact Number Ranges
One of the consistent blogger for Perl Weekly Challenger. Here Laurent shares his ideas and thoughts with regards to his solution for Challenge 006.
2019.05.04 in #406
Perl Weekly Challenge # 6: Ramanujan's Constant
Laurent explains his solution to the second question about Ramanujan's Constant.
2019.05.12 in #407
Perl Weekly Challenge # 7: Niven Numbers and Word Ladders
2019.05.18 in #408
Perl Weekly Challenge # 8: Perfect Numbers and Centered Output
Laurent not only discuss the solution also shares different approach to the same challenge. You will find the solution in both #Perl5 and #Perl6.
2019.05.24 in #409
Perl Weekly Challenge # 9: Squares and Rankings
As always the case with Laurent, you are served with plenty of choices. Each blog of him can easily be turned into chapter in book. Who knows one day, with his permission, I might do that.
2019.05.26 in #409
Perl Weekly Challenge # 9: Square Numbers and Functional Programming in Perl
Laurent wrote another blog talking about the use Functional Programming to solve the challenge. Highly Recommended.
2019.05.29 in #410
Perl Weekly Challenge # 10: Roman Numerals and the Jaro-Winkler Distance
As always, Laurent, shared plenty of variations in his approach. It is always fun reading his blog. He always presents his solutions in both Perl5 and Perl6.
2019.06.05 in #411
Perl Weekly Challenge # 11: Fahrenheit Celsius and Identity Matrix
Laurent's solutions is always looked up by many members as reference point. He is so comfortable with #Perl5 and #Perl6. I can't tell his favourite of both.
2019.06.12 in #412
Perl Weekly Challenge # 12: Euclid's Numbers and Directories
Laurent's blog ideal for anyone wants to learn Perl6. Such a brilliant writing any Perl5 hacker can follow easily.
2019.06.19 in #413
Perl Weekly Challenge # 13: Fridays and Mutually Recursive Subroutines
Laurent's blog is always special and very informative. He not just talks about the challenge solution but also takes you to the edge case and shows how to deal with it.
2019.06.29 in #414
Perl Weekly Challenge # 14: Van Eck's Sequence and US States
2019.07.03 in #415
Perl Weekly Challenge # 15: Strong and Weak Primes and Vigenère Encryption
Laurent is unmatchable in his analysis of challenges. He is great in presenting result of his analysis. At the end it looks so simple and easy.
2019.07.06 in #415
Functional Programming in Perl: Strong and Weak Primes (Perl Weekly Challenge)
Functional programming became a special feature of Laurent blog now a days. I have learnt a lot by reading his blog.
2019.07.08 in #416
Perl Weekly Challenge #16: Pythagoras Pie
Laurent's blog is always fun to read and takes up plenty of time to understand as it covers so many different aspects of the given task.
2019.07.14 in #416
Perl Weekly Challenge #16: Bitcoin Addresses
Laurent's blog about Bitcoin address task is again full of ideas. Read if you want to know more.
2019.07.15 in #417
Perl Weekly Challenge # 17: Ackermann Function and Parsing URLs
You must checkout Perl6 solution of Ackermann function task. Even if you don't know Perl6, you can still enjoy it.
2019.07.24 in #418
Perl Weekly Challenge # 18: Longest Common Substrings, Priority Queues, and a Functional Object System
Laurent starting with simple solution and then moving on sharing String::LCSS solution. The best part of the blog is how he wrote Perl5 solution mimicking Perl6.
2019.07.26 in #418
Perl Weekly Challenge # 18: Priority Queues and Binary Heaps In Perl 6
In this blog, Laurent discussing how Binary Heap can help to solve the Priority Queues task. This itself can be passed the best guide for Binary Heap. Great writing skill, I must admit.
2019.07.29 in #419
Perl Weekly Challenge # 19: Weekends and Wrapping Lines
Laurent back with this intensive analysis. You must checkout his blog first.
2019.08.08 in #420
Perl Weekly Challenge # 20: Split String on Character Change and Amicable Numbers
Laurent is on the case without any issues, following his trademark. He always starts with basic solution and improves the code as he progress further. The journey appears to be so smooth that you wouldn't even realise.
2019.08.13 in #421
Perl Weekly Challenge # 21: Euler's Number and URL Normalizing
Laurent blog starts with Perl6 solution to calculate the value of e, followed by Perl5 equivalent. I was bowled by the Perl5 solution. You must check out.
2019.08.21 in #422
Perl Weekly Challenge # 22: Sexy Prime Pairs and Compression Algorithm
Laurent again showing his expertise in Perl5 and Perl6 with such an ease. It is always enjoyable reading his blog.
2019.08.26 in #423
Perl Weekly Challenge # 23: Difference Series and Prime Factorization
Laurent is one of the busiest members of the team. He not only just does weekly challenge in Perl5 and Perl6 along with blog but also reviews other members Perl6 solutions every week.
2019.09.03 in #424
Perl Weekly Challenge # 24: Smallest Script and Inverted Index
Laurent once again, shared deep analysis of Inverted Index. Highly Recommended.
2019.09.10 in #425
Perl Weekly Challenge 25: Pokémon Sequence and Chaocipher
Laurent would never let you down. This time also he came up with ground up solutions.
2019.09.16 in #426
Perl Weekly Challenge 26: Common Letters and Mean Angles
Laurent solution to the Mean Angles task is amazingly easy and simple to follow with unit test.
2019.09.29 in #427
Perl Weekly Challenge 27: Intersection Point and Historical Values
Laurent's blog is like reading a book, comprehensive analysis of each tasks.
2019.10.05 in #428
Perl Weekly Challenge 28: File Type and Digital Clock
Laurent shared nice little background of file type checking. I liked how he dealt in Perl6. You can't afford to miss it.
2019.10.13 in #429
Perl Weekly Challenge 29: Brace Expansion and Calling C Code
Laurent blog is something you can't afford to miss. You must checkout.
2019.10.14 in #430
Perl Weekly Challenge 30: Sunday Christmas and Triplets
Please checkout the Raku magic to solve the Christmas date task. You will be amazed.
2019.10.24 in #431
Perl Weekly Challenge 31: Illegal Division by Zero and Dynamic Variables
Laurent blog, as always, started with easy one-liners solution then expanded into full solution. Highly Recommended.
2019.10.30 in #432
Perl Weekly Challenge 32: Word Histogram and ASCII Bar Chart
Laurent special this week is Raku solution imho. Please check out.
2019.11.06 in #433
Perl Weekly Challenge 33: Count letters and Multiplication Tables
I really enjoyed reading Laurent's blog. Being an author, he knows how to build story around the solution.
2019.11.11 in #434
Perl Weekly Challenge 34: Array and Hash Slices and Dispatch Tables
If you think, you know Array/Hash slice then I suggest you read the blog as Laurent tends to take you on fun journey every week.
2019.11.22 in #435
Perl Weekly Challenge 35: Binary Encoded Morse Code
Laurent is absolute genious when it comes to Perl and Raku. Must Read.
2019.12.01 in #436
Perl Weekly Challenge 36: Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and the Knapsack Problem
Reading Laurent's blog makes you want more. I can't stop reading his blog again and again.
2019.12.07 in #437
Perl Weekly Challenge 37: Week Days in Each Month and Daylight Gain/loss
I am a big fan of Laurent writing skill and his analytical skill. He is simply the best.
2019.12.12 in #438
Day 12 - nth Order Difference Series
2019.12.15 in #438
Perl Weekly Challenge 38: Date Finder and Word Game
Laurent used Raku Grammar to solve this week challennge. Please checkout.
2019.12.19 in #439
Perl Weekly Challenge # 39: Guest House and Reverse Polish Notation
Laurent has been contributing to the weekly challenge for a long. The quality is always top level.
2019.12.26 in #440
Perl Weekly Challenge 40: Multiple Arrays Content and Sublist Sorting
Laurent blog is a mini book in itself. Highly Recommended.
2020.01.01 in #441
Perl Weekly Challenge 41: Attractive Numbers and Leonardo Numbers
Laurent used lazy list of Raku to solve Attractive number task. You will find plenty more magic like this.
2020.01.05 in #441
Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 040
Raku Solutions Review by Laurent Rosenfeld.
2020.01.08 in #442
Perl Weekly Challenge 42: Octal Numbers and Balanced Parentheses
Laurent do not need any introduction. If you are looking for analytical explanation then please do check out the blog.
2020.01.10 in #442
Think Raku - Released
Laurent announced updated version of original book "Think Perl6" but since Perl 6 has been renamed Raku, they have also changed the title of the book.
2020.01.12 in #442
Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 041
Raku Solutions Review by Laurent Rosenfeld.
2020.01.19 in #443
Perl Weekly Challenge 43: Olympic Rings and Self-Descripting Numbers
Laurent is one of the highly regarded member. You get to learn so much about the subject.
2020.01.20 in #443
Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 042
Raku Solutions Review by Laurent Rosenfeld.
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