Issue #179 - 2014-12-29 - Getting ready for New Year's resolution

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Hi,

It is really strange. Now that both Yanick Champoux and Neil Bowers edit the Perl Weekly my appearances here got quite rare. I guess for the better. So let's thank them for this great year! Please, flood their inboxes with good wishes!

I am really looking for the start of the next year. I have a lot of plans with my web sites and with my open source applications. Actually I could not wait and have already started to publish on the Perl 6 Maven site. (See below.)

Now I don't know what about you, but if you are looking for something that will put you in some kind of a rhythm, you could join the CPAN Challenge Neil announced. It is both a great way to contribute back to the open source code pool of Perl and a great way to improve yourself. (see below).

See you on the other side of New Year's Eve!

Gabor Szabo


Articles

Regexp::Debugger Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Fowler (MARKF)

An article that was left out from the Perl Advent calendar telling you to use Regexp::Debugger because it is awesome!


Testing

CPAN Testers Summary - November 2014 - Who Do We Think We Are Tweet Facebook Google+
by Barbie (BARBIE)

Links to talks about CPAN Testers at the LPW. Another Metabase overflow. An Admin-site bug.


Web

Working with Jolly Santa's Outstanding Notes Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

This is an Advent Calendar overflow about handling the favorite web-scale data structure during the XMas Holidays and after them. The think is, that tools like this and articles like this should reach people outside the Perl echo chamber.

Perl Catalyst 5.90079 Development 004 'Holland' On CPAN Tweet Facebook Google+
by John Napiorkowski (JJNAPIORK)

After quite a long silence, finally there is a newly announced version of Catalyst. I wonder if one could combine helping Catalyst move forward with the Pull-request challenge of Neil Bowers?

You have nothing to lose but your chains! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel explains that there are two different method chaining styles. In one case methods return the objects they acted upon allowing the user to call another method of the same class. The other one is when a method returns an object of some different type so that you can chain a method of that object after the first call. I don't see a huge difference, but he gives an example for the latter in the Mojolicious world.


CPAN

Take the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

It is still not too late to get to the starting line. In order to encourage cooperation with other CPAN authors, Neil is organizing a little competition: Will you be able to handle it?

Speaker for the dead Tweet Facebook Google+
by Aristotle Pagaltzis (ARISTOTLE)

In contrast to the Challenge above, Aristotle shows how he wrapped up and deleted a CPAN module that is probably not going to be useful for anyone anymore. But maybe...

The camel replicates! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gianluca Casati (FIBO)

What do you do if the server you need to install CPAN modules to does not have Internet access? You create a Mini-CPAN on another machine and then somehow transfer it to the server without Internet access.


Fun

Newwwwwww QuadCopter! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

No Perl code here, but now that the Wumpus Cave received a new QuadCopter, I am expecting lots of new Perl code and articles flying above our heads.


Grants

Inline Grant Weekly Report #9 Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Oswarld (DAVIDO)

They promised it by Christmas and they have delivered it by Christmas. This is the new way to write Perl XS modules. See also their previous progress report.


Perl 6

Rakudo Star Release 2014.12 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

New release of Rakudo Start - the package that contains the most recent version of the Perl 6 compiler, documentation and some extra modules. And then a quick update with 2014.12.1

Installing Rakudo Perl 6 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

After another long break, I have updated the code behind the Perl 6 Maven site and started to update the tutorial as well. This is the first page showing how to install the newly release Rakudo Star on OSX and Linux.


Other

UTF-8 output in cmd.exe: perl 5 vs perl 6 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Does Perl 6 think that everything is Unix? Or is it just the current version of the implementation?


Advent Calendars

Perl Advent Calendar 2014 Stats Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Fowler (MARKF)

This is a meta article about the Perl Advent Calendar. Most importantly, the Elves beat Santa by 44:38.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

How to grep a file using Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Writing a Perl replacement of the Unix grep command does not have much value, unless you do something much better, or if you want to reimplement the Unix commands in Perl. Nevertheless it can be a good exercise, and it can be a learning or teaching aid.


Events

YAPC::NA::2015 Call for Papers - New Deadline! Tweet Facebook Google+

The new deadline is March 1st so you have 2 more month to have a last-minute rush of submitting your talk proposal.



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