Issue #1 - 2011-08-01 - Welcome to the Perl Weekly

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Headlines

Nice progress in the development of MetaCPAN

Olaf Alders provided his weekly report that was full of new items. You can now +1 Perl modules, use the public API of MetaCPAN and compete with other CPAN authors for fame.

Rakudo Star 2011.07 released with 10%-30% improvement in compile and execution speed

This edition of the quarterly release marks the end of era. The next release will be already using the 'New Object Model'.


Articles

Whitepaper from ActiveState: Perl and Python in the Cloud

A 10 page whitepaper explaining what is the cloud and what are the benefits (e.g. pay as you go, on demand infrastructure, no upfront investment). It compares Amazon EC2 and Rackspace the leaders in providing infrastructure and then introduces Cloud Foundry. Then you have to fill a form to read about Stackato.

Padre on OSX

Tom Eliaz reports on creating a DMG package of Padre for Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion. The result is not perfect but it is critical to get feedback from Mac users.

OSCON Perl Unicode Slides

Tom Christiansen posted his Unicode Slides on PerlMonks and caused another lengthy discussion. Sometimes even on topic. The slides are long and good.

Moose is Perl: A Guide to the New Revolution

Ricardo Signes (RJBS) has posted the slides of his 3 hour long Moose tutorial. I have not seen his talk but his slides are really good.

YAPC::Europe Preview

Dave Cross wrote an article for the Josetteorama of Josette Garcia. It is worth reading especially if you have never been to a YAPC. You still have 10 days do join us or can plan for another Perl event. See below.

GSoC - The Perl 6 podparser branch has landed

Tadeusz Sosnierz (tadzik) reports about his project. This will bring integrated documentation to Perl 6. So your program will be able to tell for each object.WHY it is there?


Discussions

To Answer, Or Not To Answer....

koolgirl asked the opinion of the PerlMonks whether she should answer when not 100% sure in the correctness of the answer. There are some really good responses encouraging participation. Even for non-experts.

What are your top binary library dependencies?

David Golden wanted to create a list of most important packages that might do better if there was an Alien::* package providing them.


Events

YAPC::EU - 2011, The European Perl Conference

August 15-17, 2011, Riga, Latvia.

Italian Perl Workshop

September 8-9, 2011, Torino, Italy

Portuguese Perl Workshop

September 22-23, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal

OSDC.fr - French Open Source Developers' Conference

September 23-24, 2011, Paris, France

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop

October 8-9 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

German Perl workshop

October 19-21, 2011, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

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