Issue #115 - 2013-10-07 - Debugging Perl scripts inside a browser

latest | archive | by Gabor Szabo

Hi,

Meeting other Perl developers face-to-face, and getting to know them can be a real boost to your career as Perl programmer. The Nordic Perl Workshop was announced recently and other Perl events are listed at the end of the newsletter. I hope you will find something near-by!

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In the meanwhile, enjoy the articles!


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Announcements

Perl Search Revisited

A while ago Dave Cross built a Google-based search engine, specifically for Perl sites. It just got a new facelift.

Nordic Perl Workshop 2013

This year the workshop will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 23, 2013.


Releases

RT 4.2.0 released

RT = Request Tracker. The software that runs rt.cpan.org among other things.


Articles

Comma quibbling in Perl

Sinan Unur shows his example to this special cases of joining some strings together. Taken from Rosetta Code.

Pondering the Mop Up

A detailed answer by Buddy Burden to the gentle introduction of Damien Krotkine to the world of the p5-mop. p5-mop is the name of the project to get a Meta Object Protocol into the core of Perl 5. MOP is base Moose is built on. Having MOP in the core will mean there can be a standard, fast and very powerful Object Oriented system in Perl 5.

Perl Does the Heavy Lifting

While probably most readers of the Perl Weekly don't need any reason as to why use Perl, reading the article of Dietrich Schmitz can help when talking to the less than convinced.


Testing

ImProveD prove

When developing Perl, how can you focus on the tests that are currently failing? Can you easily pick the ones that failed in the previous run? Gianluca Casati explains how to do that.


Code

Docs For Modules In Your Pinto Repository

Andy Gorman created a module called Pinto::Action::Doc that allows you to see the documentation of each module right in the Pinto repository.

The perl 5.10 lexical topic

Ricardo Signes, the current Pumpking of Perl 5 shows what problems does a 'my $_' solve and what new problems does it create. He explain why did this feature became experimental, roughly 6 years after it was introduced in perl 5.10.


CPAN

CPAN adoption leaderboard

Neil Bowers list the people who have adopted modules from his list, but really this information should be available on MetaCPAN and in both direction. Listing the heros who adopted modules in one place, but also showing who created the module in the first place and who contributed to it during the years.


Reports

Planet Moose - September 2013

The monthly Moose report by Toby Inkster covers everything related to the Moose/Moo/p5-mop. Almost everything object oriented related in Perl.

Perl impressions after YAPC::EU 2013

Paweł Król from XING visited YAPC::EU in Kiev. He has some very strong opinion on some of the speakers and about the whole perl versioning debate.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Debugging Perl with hdb

Devel::hdb is a visual perl debugger that displays your script in a browser where you can step through the code, set breakpoints and inspect variables.


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.

Portuguese Perl Workshop

October 24-25, 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Perl-Community Workshop 2013 in Frankfurt

October 26-27, 2013, Frankfurt, Germany

Austrian Perl Workshop

November 2-3, 2013, Salzburg, Austria

YAPC::Brazil 2013

November 15-16, 2013, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

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