Issue #101 - 2013-07-01 - Evolution is a Slow Process (Mostly In Summer)

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As most of us enter the Summer season, online activities grow a little more quiet. Which is not to say that there are not some strong current under those seemingly quiet waters: amongst other things, Stratopan continues to grow, the Perl5 MOP project is coming back from the dead, and promising new frameworks are showing up on the radar. ~Yanick


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Headlines

Pinto Consulting Services Now Available

Sometimes, you'd like to use the tools, but you don't have time to learn their intricacies. In those times, who better to call than the toolmasters themselves? Jeffrey Thalhammer announces the creation of Stratopan's consulting services.


Articles

Pinto & Stratopan In Academia

One typical tenet of academic projects is that they must be easy to reproduce. And managing and recreating specific environments is the thing Pinto and Stratopan do very well. Jeffrey Thalhammer walks us through this perhaps non-obvious use-case of his tools.

Once More Unto The Breach

News of its demise were perhaps premature. Revitalized by conference pilgrimages and the associated talks and discussions, Stevan Little is returning to the previously stalled p5-mop. Friends of all things OO, dare to hope...

p5-MOP meta layer progress

Only a day after the p5-mop was reported twitching its way out of its early grave, Stevan Little already brings news of progress. Huzzah!

Perl Mongers Meetings via Google Hangout

The Toronto Perl Mongers, Olaf Alders reports, tried something new for their meetings: they are using a Google Hangout to let remote persons virtually assist to the event.

YAPC::NA 2013 ROCKED!

Garu shares his experience at YAPC::NA this year, capturing pretty well the joyful, effervescent maelstromish atmosphere of the conference.


Discussions

Backcompat is holding us back!

Aristotle muses on the chains of backward compatibility. Are they preventing us to reach for the stars, or are they something necessary to keep us grounded? Between staleness and revolution, can we find the right evolutive balance?


Code

print-ing to UDP sockets: not so good

Ricardo Signes is having loads of fun with StatsD. He also had a pretty puzzling problem with mangled UDP streams. After some troubleshooting, he found the culprit, and shares his findings with us.

BadBoids, BadBoids, Watcha Gonna Do...

Yanick tries his hand at writing a Dancer-based Twitter web client.

Flux: new streaming data processing framework

Vyacheslav Matyukhin shares with us Flux, a promising framework that turns code into a series of tubes.

Quick JSON pretty reformatter / JSON-tidy

Sebastian shares his one-liner to pretty-print JSON documents (while other command-line tools get suggested as well in the comment section).


Weekly Collections

Perl Maven Tutorial

Here documents, or how to create multi-line strings in Perl

Including ways to keep your multi-line string indented in the code, but remove the leading white-spaces after the assignment.

Standard output, standard error and command line redirection

Both on Linux and, thanks to Darin McBride, now on Windows as well


Events

I usually list the next 3-4 events here. The list of all the events can be found on the web site. If your Perl event is not listed there, please let me know.

Beijing Perl Workshop

August 10, 2013, Beijing, China

YAPC::EU 2013

August 12-14, 2013, Kiev, Ukraine

YAPC::Asia Tokyo

September 19-21, 2013, Keio University Hiyoshi Campus, Tokyo, Japan

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