Issue #153 - 2014-06-30 - How to get a medal from the Army for writing Perl?

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Hi

while probably due to YAPC there are not so many articles from the usual suspects, there are two from outside the echo-chamber (Rex automation and medal from the Army).

The recorded videos from YAPC::NA are also available and there is a fund-raiser going on to release the next version of WebGUI, a CMS in Perl.

Oh, and there is going to be a Dancer conference too.

Enjoy!


Sponsors

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Articles

Why Learn Perl? Interview 2 - Andy Beverley, Serial Entrepreneur

Andrew Solomon keeps interviewing his students at Geekuni.

First steps in IT automation by Rex Automation Tool

Unfortunately only the beginning of the article is available free of charge, but I am glad to see Rex, a Perl-based alternative of Puppet and Chef, making into the Admin Magazine.

How I got a medal from the Army for writing code

Deployed in Iraq. What can you do with Perl? The same story also told by The Register.


Discussion

Perl smartmatch : what now ?

Laurent Dami raised the frustrating question. You know, the smartmatch operator and the given/when pair that were introduced in perl 5.10 have been marked as experimental in 5.18 and it is not clear how they might change in the future. A few suggestions how to deal with the problem.


Testing

How to Run a Single Test via Dist::Zilla

Olaf Alders shares a one-liner he saw on #dzil.


Code

perlsloc - Count Perl Source Lines with Perl::Tidy

A small shell script using ack, perltidy, xargs, and wc to count the source lines of code in any number of directories.


Web

CPAN

100 days of CPAN releases

Neil Bowers had this crazy idea of releasing a CPAN module every day. I am really happy that this mostly involved releasing fixes for existing modules. Apparently he now needs help getting his hand on more modules. So if you are a CPAN author who wants to get rid of a module, this might be a good time to contact Neil!


Fundraising

Liberate a powerful, popular CMS written in Perl to compete with WordPress and create demand for Perl skills.

Scott Walters is looking to fund further development of WebGUI, the Perl-based Content Management System.


Grants

Grants Committee 2014 first half

A few notes of Makoto Nozaki, the head of the Grants Committee

Grants Cancellation

Both the YACT and, to my great surprise the Pinto grants were canceled. Unfortunately without any explanation.

Unofficial information about The Perl Foundation Grants

Collected data about the Grants TPF gave between 2010 and 2014. Including all forms of grants, 'General TPF Grant', 'Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund', and 'Hague Grants'.


Slides

YAPC::NA 2014 Talk Slides

Dave Rolsky has posted his slides, including the ones he used for his Intro to Moose class, a lightning talk titled 'Stepford, a Thing Sort of Like Make', and the his Date with Perl.


Videos

YAPC::NA videos

Last week I had to send a second edition just to let you know about the live feed of the YAPC::NA. It was great to watch some of the talks live but, you probably did not have time to watch all of them. Luckily the videos are already on YouTube and by now they have been added to PerlTV site as well. You can watch them here.

Computer science for the self taught hacker

21 min video overing subject such as 'complexity', big-O notation, sorting algorithms, and more.

Perl Platform as a Service Shootout

22 min video: How easy is it to publish a Perl-based application on Heroku and on dotCloud?

TPF Year in Review - 2014

11 min with Dan Wright, the treasurer of The Perl Foundation.


Perl 6

What I've been working on, and what's coming up

Jonathan Worthington, one of the key core developers of Perl 6 who also gives great presentations, gives us some insite into his plans: Asynchronous Bits, MoarVM's dynamic optimizer, JIT Compilation for MoarVM, and various Rakudo fixes an optimizations.


Weekly collections

Events

Perl::Dancer Conference 2014

October 8-9, 2014 in Hancock, NY with two training days before the conference.

Remnants of a Deeper YAPC

Buddy Burden nicely tells his story attending YAPC::NA 2014. If you could not attend, but would like to get the feeling a bit, this might be a good starting point.

Perl-related events

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

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