Issue #149 - 2014-06-02 - Perl 5.20 released

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This week had way too much happening in Perl.

Perl 5.20 has been released. It is available from CPAN in source code format. MS Windows users can already download Strawberry Perl 5.20.0.1

Mojolicious Five Point Oh has been released.

The 2014 edition of the Modern Perl book has been published

New developer tool: perlmodules.net

Oh, and Parrot had a new release too.

YAPC::NA finally has a preliminary version of its schedule. It also has a list of courses available before and after the conference.

The first Perl Workshop in Granada, Spain, and the next YAPC::Asia in Tokyo have also been announced.


Sponsors

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GitTip profile of the week

GitTip allows you to give a regular weekly monetary gift to people in order to encourage them to do more of the awesome stuff they have been doing. The gifts can be as low as 1 cent a week. In this section every week you will see a different Perl developer we recommend you support. Oh, and the Perl Weekly itself also has a GitTip account.

CPAN Testers on Gittip

Barbie got control over the Twitter account called @cpantesters, and now he has set up a Gittip account as well. By supporting the team you help with the maintenance of the servers and infrastructure of the CPAN Testers.


Announcements

perl 5.20 released

Many improvements, including experimental Subroutine signatures. Go ahead compile it from source and start using it. Soon after the announcement David Farrell posted a short overview of what you need to know about perl 5.20.

Mojolicious 5.0 released: Perl real-time web framework

Right on the heels of the first Mojolicious conference (Mojoconf) Sebastian Riedel announced the new version.

New developer tool: perlmodules.net

Use this if you'd like to get alerted when one of the dependencies of your application has a new version.


Articles

Modification of a read-only value attempted

While refactoring a large code-base, domm has encountered this error. It turns out it was a bug in DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader clobbering $_. Besides that, I'd say: Using $_ explicitly is usually not a good idea.


Code

Introspection in Devel::Trepan

Listing names of functions while debugging by Rocky Bernstein.

Reading Code - Camel-Snake-Kebab

Eric Johnson is converting variable names among CamelCase, snake_case, and kebab-case.


Web

MojoConf 2014 Recap

Joel Berger attended the first Mojoconf.


Parrot

Videos

Database Unit-Testing with PGTAP

TAP is one of the awesome things born out of the Perl ecosystem that turned out to be nifty enough to sneak out and colonize other projects. Su-Shee talks here of its use with databases, Postgres, more specifically. ~yanick

Writing Webapps with Perl Dancer

A 50 min introduction to Perl Dancer, by Yanick Champoux, the other editor of the Perl Weekly.

Perl Data Language (PDL)

20 minute talk by Jan Hoogenraad for scientists.

Dancer Status 2014

Sawyer X, on the state of the dance floor these days. 20 min talk


Perl 6

2014.21: NLPW2014 recordings, release, optimization, GTK and Cairo

The regular Perl 6 weekly by Timo Paulssen.

t4: Rain in a world of cubes

Carl Mäsak is back in the ring for more blogging.


OOP

Planet Moose - May 2014

The monthly report about Moose, Mouse, Moo, p5-mop, and a few other OOP related things by Toby Inkster.


Training

Introduction to Moose Class at YAPC::NA 2014

Dave Rolsky is going to give an introduction to Moose at YAPC::NA. I strongly recommend his course!


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

How to build a dynamic web application using PSGI

A simple example creating an application that can echo a string.


Events

Granada Perl Workshop 2014

27 June, 2013, Granada, Spain

YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2014

28-30 August, 2014, Tokyo, Japan

YAPC::NA Schedule and courses

Finally there is a preliminary schedule and a list of courses.

Perl-related events

In the following cities: Paris (FR), St. Petersburg (Ru), Orlando (FL/USA), Granada (ES), Sofia (BG), Tokyo (JP), Flörli Olten (CH)

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