Issue #151 - 2014-06-16 - A slow week

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Hi,

after the tons of articles we have seen in the previous few weeks, this week was a bit quiet. Nevertheless you'll find a few interesting articles and a couple of videos.

Enjoy!


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GitTip profile of the week

Tadzik (Tadeusz Sośnierz)

Tadzik is a Perl 6 developer. A couple of weeks ago we mentioned the Space Invaders clone he wrote in Perl 6. It would be great to encourage him to further work on that game, or to build more games in Perl 6. BTW Yours truly interviewed him about a year ago.


Articles

Testing

Sick of being mocked by unit tests

Ovid has used to much mocking and it hurt. The bottom line: don't overdo it. He also embedded an excellent video, a conversation between Martin Fowler, Kent Beck and David Heinemeier Hansson.


Code

Migrating Knotes data the hard way

When upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Yanick found out that KDE's Knotes has changed the format it was using to save notes and it could not upgrade the files itself. No problem. Perl with the help of Yanick could solve the problem. Code included.

When a failure is not a failure

Now that I see it I know what I have been missing lately. Barefeet articles! A simple issue in Perl that can bite you too if you don't read the article. And if you don't have warnings on.


Web

Instant REST API For Any Databases

waack is a mashup of DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader, SQL::Translator, Dancer providing a web a RESTish web interface to any database with any schema.


CPAN

Automating Stratopan Releases with Perl's Dist::Zilla

Mike Friedman introduces his new module Dist::Zilla::Plugin::UploadToStratopan that allows you to automatically upload new private releases to Stratopan, the cloud-based private CPAN.

Perl distributions, modules, packages explained

David Farrell explains what kind of file are in a perl distribution.


Personnel

Newest French Perl Mongers board member introduces herself

I wonder what will the French Perl Mongers say if their new board member will blog in English! - Go Perlgerl!


Videos

Note, on the PerlTV site you can now show/hide the date of each video, and you can sort the listing of videos.

Reactive Programming in Perl 6

Bored by the same old programming stuff? How about taking a walk on the reactive programming side, in Perl 6, with Jonathan Worthington?

Stylesheet Compression

In this 17 min talk Simon Bertrang talks about CSS::Compressor and how Perl beat Java in speed.

Refactoring tools for Perl code

20 min talk by Dagfinn Reiersøl.

How to Code Like Larry Wall

A 6 min part of a longer interview from 2011.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

The year of 19100

This is one of the parts of the Beginner Perl Maven video cours that was made available.


Events

Perl-related events

In the following cities: Orlando (FL/USA), Granada (ES), Sofia (BG), Tokyo (JP), Flörli Olten (CH), Salzburg (AT)

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