Issue #173 - 2014-11-17 - Get ready to party!

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I am not sure what does that really signify, but apparently there is going to be a Larry Wall presentation at FOSDEM where he will says something like Perl 6 being production ready.

It is still a couple of month from now at the end of January in Brussels, but you might want to plan ahead to be there when this happens.

Till then there are some more things to do. ~szabgab

Gabor Szabo


Perl Recruitment by a CPAN contributor Tweet Facebook Google+

I'm a Perl programmer and open-source developer who also specialises in Perl recruitment in Europe. If you want to know if you're being paid enough, want some help with your CV, or just want to talk to a recruiter who knows the difference between 'local' and 'my', say hello at:


Get ready to party! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Larry Wall

It is really unclear what does this event cover, but it seems Larry Wall is going to give a talk at FOSDEM in Brussels in February 2015, where he will talk about Perl 6 being production ready in the same year. Looks interesting and FOSDEM is probably the biggest Open Source event in the world with over 5,000 visitors.

GitPrep 1.9 release, Atom feed of commit log support, short ssl url support Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

GitPrep is an open source clone of GitHub written in Perl. It makes it easy to maintain GitHub repositories on your own server.


Perl Maven Pro

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

Looking at a specific commit in GitHub Tweet Facebook Google+

When you follow the development of a project on GitHub, for example the cloning project, you might want to take a look at the source code after specific commits. You might even want to run the code at that point in time. In this screencasts you'll see 3 ways to look at the source code and 2 ways to even run it as it was at any given time in the past.

Create the look and feel Tweet Facebook Google+

Earlier we created a skeleton web application based on PSGI and moved the plain HTML code we had into external templates using Template::Toolkit. It is time to convert that to look like the front page of


We are all Perl's ambassadors... Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jay Allen (JAYALLEN)

I thought pointing out someone who was nasty to a fellow Perl developer would make more noise, but so far it seems that people try to give a technical solution to a social problem. Interesting.


Tests should not fail due to EOL differences across platforms Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

I totally agree with Sinan, especially when we are talking about such central module as Module::Install. The question, how can one easily notice and correct if one of the tests fails due the line ending differences between Windows and Unix and is there an article with 'best practices' for such situation?


Git-Like Menus Tweet Facebook Google+
by Buddy Burden (BAREFOOT)

After a long break finally a new article from Buddy Burden! A combination of some interesting modules such as IO::Prompter and Method::Signatures to build a menu-system.


Interactive Fiction Competition Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jason McIntosh (JMAC)

I know it is going to be too late for you to participate, and I am quite embarrassed that I forgot to include this entry in the previous two editions, but at least I remember now. Jason McIntosh pointed it out to me that the web site of the annual Interactive Fiction Competition now runs on Catalyst. (Source code available here.) You won't be able to participate, not even as public judges because of me forgetting to include it earlier, but at least you can start preparing yourself for next year!

Interpolatable HTTP status codes: Another way Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Sinan is using Const::Fast to export the values of HTTP::Status in a read-only hash called %HTTP. An exercise in diversity of solutions for the same problem.

LPW and Perl WebBook Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave Cross got fed up by people wanting to solve problems using CGI while there are more modern solutions so he gave a lightning and announced he is going to write a new book covering modern Perl development. It's a funny coincidence that I've just posted an article listing the CGI-related Perl Maven articles.


64-bit Perl 5.20.1 with Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition on Windows 8.1 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Microsoft have made Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition available. You can use it for free. Sinan took it for a ride to compile Perl.


Inline Grant Weekly Report #4 Tweet Facebook Google+

Another inline report from the David Oswald, Ingy dot Net duo. - Inline::Module is being designed to allow module authors to write their module using Inline (C, CPP), and publish their distribution. But the end CPAN user doesn't need to care about Inline; when they install the module it transforms to plain XS, free of external dependencies.

November 2014 Grant Proposal Tweet Facebook Google+

This month there was only one grant proposal. Nevertheless you should still read about it and comment on it.


How to write a Developer CV/Resume that will get you hired Tweet Facebook Google+
by Peter Sergeant (SARGIE)

Peter has at one time occupied each one of the 4 roles that are dealing with the requirement of an employee so he probably knows what each one of those, including the employee, want to see in the CV. But remember, he is from the UK. In other countries his advice might be counterproductive. Or maybe they are even better than in the UK.

Tour of Imager Tweet Facebook Google+
by JT Smith (RIZEN)

Imager is a library to generate and manipulate 24 bit images. In these slides you'll see some nice images and how they were changed by JT Smith.

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

How to read a password on the command line? Tweet Facebook Google+

Allowing the user to provide password on the command line in clear text forms is not a good idea. Letting them type it in on STDIN will expose the password to shoulder surfers. Term::ReadPassword::Win32 allows you to read in a password without echoing it back to the screen.

Levels of security using (R)?ex Tweet Facebook Google+

(R)?ex is a REmote Execution tool to automate deployment and configuration management. In this article I tried to cover some of the ways you can handle the security part of using it. Specifically the tension between being fully automatic vs secure.

CGI - Common Gateway Interface Tweet Facebook Google+

CGI might not be the darling of web development any more, but it is still used in plenty of places, it is still useful, and it is still associated with Perl. This is the collection of a few CGI related Perl Maven articles.


Perl-related events Tweet Facebook Google+

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