Issue #167 - 2014-10-06 - TPF: Money in, grants out

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Welcome to te Perl Dancer conference in Hancock, NY!

This week seems to be the week of The Perl Foundation. Five articles from receiving a $60,000 donation, through deciding on grants and getting grant reports to the promise of more active PR. Have TPF just woke up from its 15 year sleep? Will be fun to see.

In other news, well, just go and read the other news: ~szabgab


Perl Maven Pro

The Perl Maven Pro subscribers receive two new articles and screencasts every week. The last week these were the two screencasts:

Comparing complex data-structures using is_deeply Tweet Facebook Google+

How can you test if the function that returns an array or hash returned the expected array or hash? is_deeply to the rescue.

Forget your plan, just call done_testing Tweet Facebook Google+

Setting no_plan is drastic. There is another solution to avoid counting, which is a bit better: done_testing.


Articles

Use postfix dereferencing Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Perl 5.20 introduced a new, experimental syntax to dereference, well, references. brian d foy shows how to use those. What do you thin about the feature? Do you like it or think it creates further confusion? See also this reddit discussion.

Planet Moose - September 2014 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

The monthly report of Toby Inkster about everything Object Oriented in Perl


Code

Creating Module::Loader Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil Bowers, after reviewing all the available modules that can load other modules have reached the conclusion he needs to create his own. The will the universal standard for loading modules.

Neutralize Shellshock by patching Bash with Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Last week, after sharing the previous article of David Farrell about the Shell voulnaribility and its impact on Perl, we got quite a few comments explaining that the article did not take into account mod_perl/cgi/something else. I am far from being an expert on security and Bash and this particular issue, so I am not sure this is a complete and correct solution, but I think it is definitely good to see solutions in Perl to problems not caused by Perl.


CPAN

Travis and Dist::Zilla project Tweet Facebook Google+

I am also a fan of Travis. It seems now Dave Wood is too.

What's new on CPAN - September 2014 Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

The monthly report of David Farell on the newly uploaded modules on CPAN. You can get the raw list from MetaCPAN (see the screencast about MetaCPAN recent uploads), but it is much more fun to see the list categorized and commented.

Exporter::Tiny nearing 1.000000 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

It offers similar functionality as Sub::Exporter, that makes it easy to export functions.

SQL::Composer - mapping SQL from Perl and back Tweet Facebook Google+

What if you don't really need/want an ORM, but still don't want to deal with the details of SQL? Or is it just a simple ORM? Is it a replacement for SQL::Abstract? Or that of Fey?


The Perl Foundation

The Perl Foundation to increase brand, marketing, and PR Tweet Facebook Google+

I did not know TPF supports the 4 events in the USA. I always thought it as more a global thing. But then there is YEF too.

September 2014 Grant Votes Tweet Facebook Google+

Inline::C(PP) Module Support got funded. IO::All Redux was put on hold till the next round.

Grant Reports for September Tweet Facebook Google+

Links to grant reports of the 'Modern Object Oriented Programming in Perl' and the 'Perl::Lint' grants.

Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 11 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Mitchell

Dave Mitchell reporsts on his progress improving perl.


Fun

PerlWizard - A free wizard for automatic Perl software code generation using simple forms Tweet Facebook Google+

I have not actually tried this, but this, hmm, looks strange. A Java Application that will generate a GUI from a Perl script? It did not get a warm welcoming neither on reddit nor on PerlMonks. I think the idea should be welcomed. Even if the implementation can be further improved in major ways.


Perl 6

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Short-circuit in boolean expressions Tweet Facebook Google+

Explaining the good and the bad about 'or' short-circuiting.

MetaCPAN recent uploads Tweet Facebook Google+

MetaCPAN can show the most recently uploaded modules, and it can also filter it to show only modules that are totally new to CPAN. (3 min screencast)


Event reports

YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2014 感想エントリまとめ (随時更新) Tweet Facebook Google+

It seems that Miyagawa insists on calling me out for noticing and mentioning the 4 reports about the Swiss Perl Workshop in English (BTW I found 5), while missing the 200 or so reports on YAPC::Asia 2014 in Japanese. (Though I included the 2 or 3 I found in English). It is impressive, but I still can't read any of those. So who will step forward and improve the communication between the Japanese and the English-speaking Perl community? I personally have started to play Go again. Now it is your turn.


Events

Perl-related events Tweet Facebook Google+

In the following cities: Hancock (NY/USA), Itapema (SC/Brasil), Salzburg (Austria), Barcelona (Spain), London (UK)

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