Issue #124 - 2013-12-09 - On the nth Day of Chrismas, My Newsletter Brought to Me...

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Here we are, on the last stretch of the year. While the blog front might be on the quiet side, the different advent calendars are abuzz with activity. Some elves are also keeping themselves quite busy if the first reports of the 'patch -p1' hackaton are to be trusted. So go fill your hot cocoa mug, and prepare to enjoy this small, but oh-so-cozy, edition of the PerlWeekly. ~ `/anick


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Advent Calendars

Announcements

Introducing Fetchware: package management for source code distributions

Fetchware is a cool little system written by dly providing a way to retrieve and install software from their source tarballs.

patch -p1 Achievements Wikipage

The patch -p1 hackaton took place a few days ago in Paris. For the impatient, here's the wiki page providing the raw firehose of what was achieved there.

Release a new distribution every month in 2014

Looking for some challenging resolution for 2014? Neil Bowers has the right quest for you...


Articles

Perl One-Liners: book review

Alexis Sukrieh reviews the new Perl book by Peteris Krumins.

An interview with Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer

How's Stratopan doing? Which editor is Jeffrey using? Does the mastermind of Perl::Critic always use it? Jeffrey Thalhammer reveals all in this shocking interview. ... Okay, perhaps not that shocking. Just, y'know, darn interesting.

Can One Write Readable and Maintainable Perl?

Sinan Unur asks, and answers, the tough question. (spoiler alert: the article begins with a thundering 'YES')

Programming Perl in popular culture

Most people are looking for Waldo. brian d foy, however, prefers to be on the look-out for appearances of those books with the funny animals on the covers...


Code

Data::ObjectDriver and JOIN

Sebastian Willing is experimenting with Data::ObjectDriver, and finds that the way it deals with foreign table joins is pretty darn good.

Visualizing a CPAN install plan

Aaah, those devious webs of dependencies we spin... Well, now we can have a visual idea of how tangled they are, thanks to brian d foy'd work at the patch -p1 Perl hackaton.

Proper usage of the roles in Perl

Celogeek brings our attention to quite a subtle role gotcha, and how to evade it.


Videos

Perl 6

A few quick updates

A few updates on what's going on in the world of Rakudo these days.


Perl Maven Tutorial

Weekly collections

Events

German Perl Workshop (GPW 2014)

March 26-28, 2014, Hannover, Germany

YAPC::NA 2014

June 23-25, 2014, Orlando FL

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