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!


Sponsors

We are Hiring a Senior Perl Software Developer - Grant Street Group Tweet Facebook Google+

We are a growing software company using open source software/modern Perl practices to build innovative e-payment, auction, and tax collection web applications. We are looking for talented, motivated professionals committed to flawless work and customer service.


GitTip profile of the week

Tadzik (Tadeusz Sośnierz) Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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


Personnel

Newest French Perl Mongers board member introduces herself Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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

Refactoring tools for Perl code Tweet Facebook Google+

20 min talk by Dagfinn Reiersøl.

How to Code Like Larry Wall Tweet Facebook Google+

A 6 min part of a longer interview from 2011.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

The year of 19100 Tweet Facebook Google+

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


Events

Perl-related events Tweet Facebook Google+

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

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