Issue #150 - 2014-06-09 - Hot? Cold? Exotic? Urban? Don't Worry: We Have a Conference For You

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If you are looking for conferences to attend, this week's edition of the Perl Weekly will make you very happy indeed. In addition of reports of conferences that just ended (and will be back next year), we have announcements for quite a few conferences and workshops happening this summer and fall: Florida, Switzerland, Grenada, Austria, the buffet is as varied as it is appetizing. ~ Yanick


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GitTip profile of the week

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chromatic, author of Modern Perl

chromatic is the author of Modern Perl, a book that for the last few years fills the niche of presenting Perl via the lense of its modern best practices. The electronic versions of the book (pdf, ePub, mobi) are available for free, and the raw source of the book itself is available on GitHub.


Announcements

Modern Perl: 2014 Electronic Editions Released

It's modern, and now available as a ePub and mobi eBooks.

Announcing the Austrian Perl Workshop 2014

Not anything planned for this October? How about visiting the beautiful city of Salzburg, and attend the Austrian Perl Workshop?

Swiss Perl Workshop has ROOM

Hunting for conferences that are not in exotic, incredibly warm places? The Swiss Perl Workshop now has rented its locale.

II Does Training

Infinity Interactive's list of YAPC::NA courses. Yes, there is still time to register for these!

GitPrep 1.8 is released - Public key authentication support

Yuki Kimoto releases a new version of GitPrep, the Perl-based GitHub-like repository service.

Granada Perl Workshop

Hankering for conferences in exotic locations? The Granada Perl Workshop is going to take place on Friday, June the 27th, Salvador Fandino reminds us.


Articles

YAPC::NA - Getting Ready to Travel

Only a handful of weeks until YAPC::NA, and Khaos is slowly preparing herself to take the road for the event.

What I learned in college because I had to use mainframes

As a follow-up to Andy Lester's article of last week, Joe McMahon reminesces about the days where computers's weight (in tons) and storage capacity (in megs) were roughly equivalent, and how that wildly different paradigm shaped his skills.

One year of Perl Maven Pro

Gabor has reasons to celebrate: Maven Pro is now one year old!

Perl in a Developing Country

This entry is the first of a series, where Kasek Galgal plans to explore the role and potential of Perl in developing countries.


Code

Removing Perl Boilerplate with Import::Into

Perl 5.20 gives us a few more shiny tools to play with, but enabling them usually requires a line or two more of boilerplate code at the top of your files. Mike Friedman wants the former very much, but isn't too keen on the latter.

List::Util additions in Perl 5.20

List::Util and List::MoreUtils are a cornucopia of useful functions. LeoNerd tells us about the latest changes that come to them for, and in the wake of, the 5.20.0 release.

Cleaning up your DarkPAN

Steven Haryanto shares a few more tools useful for the scrubbing and clean-up the old releases of one's CPAN account.

Etsy's skyline port to perl

The original skyline uses Python's numpy and scipy. Here we have a port of its algorithms in Perl's own PDL.

Logging Apple Battery Data with Perl

Owner of an Apple laptop and want to query and graph your battery usage? mikegrb has a script for you.


Fun

playing with Cairo

Dmitry Karasik is porting a First-Person engine in Perl using Cairo. Good news, the coding was smooth sailing. Bad news, performance is not quite the zippiest.


Video

Dancer & DBIx::Class

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) talks about Dancer and DBIx::Class. (35 min)

CSV Less complicated

In direct from NLPW::2014, Merijin Band (Tux) presents "CSV Less complicated". (40 min)

Clashes of slashes or the division of dividers

Theo van Hoesel talks about math and how he extended Number::Fraction. (20 min)

How the Camel is de-cocooning

Elizabeth Mattijsen (liz) comparing Perl 5 and Perl 6 syntax. (40 min)


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Parsing NaN in JSON - JavaScript and Perl

Why Perl could not parse the JSON file created by a Python script?


Events

Perl-related events

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

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