Issue #12 - 2011-10-17 - Carton CPAN dependency manager

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Hi,

I am currently on vacation in Budapest so I had limited time to collect the news. I hope it sill will prove to be interesting.

Reminder: The German Perl Workshop is this week. See details below.

and now to the news items:


Headlines

TPF 2011Q4: Call for Grant Proposals

Alberto Simões announced the call for proposals of The Perl Foundation grant committee. The dead-line is 15 of November.


Articles

DBIx::Inspector Schema Loader

Forward Ever shows how to use DBIx::Inspector to load a database schema via a DBI database handle and then how to analyse it. Listing tables, primary keys, columns. etc...

Perl, C and Dr. Dennis Ritchie

Kirk Kimmel says farewell to Dennis Ritchie the creator of Unix and the C programming language with plenty of links and references to Perl.

Announcing Marpa::XS 0.016000

The Marpa parser for grammars is now fully implemented in C. Jeffrey Kegler keeps working on Marpa which is great. He also keeps blogging that makes it easy to report about the new releases.

Adventures with SOAP using Perl: Part 0 ( prelude )

This is the prelude to a 3-part series by Caleb Cushing (xenoterracide) explaining how he implemented a Perl API to the SOAP API of CyberSource which is an on-line payment processing system.


Slides

Carton CPAN dependency manager

When you deploy an application you want to make sure you have the exact same dependencies on all the machines you are using. Tatsuhiko Miyagawa gave a presentation about Carton, his new tool for dependency management.


Perl 6

Macros in Perl 6 - what are they, really?

Carl Mäsak describes the two kinds of macros the world knows for programming languages: C pre-processor macros and LISP macros that make the language super powerful. Then he goes on and shows how AST macros work in Perl 6.


Other

Back from BlackPerl 2011

Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (vti) came back from the Crimea and wrote a nice report about the Black Perl Workshop , along with a bunch of pictures.

Modern Perl in Linux Format

After several 'less than optimal' articles about Perl in the Linux Format finally Dave Cross (davorg) got the opportunity to publish a series of articles about Modern Perl.


Events

German Perl workshop

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

Twin City Perl Workshop

November 4-5, 2011, Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia

London Perl Workshop (LPW2011)

November 12, 2011, London, UK

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