Issue #18 - 2011-11-28 - Beginner Perl Maven

latest | archive | by Gabor Szabo

Hi,

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Well, it is still small but it is growing.

I have started to record a full, beginner level, Perl training course.

It is called 'Beginner Perl Maven'. See below, together with the discount coupon:


Headlines

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Dave Cross writes about the island that has the .pm domain name extension. They are starting to allow registration by anyone in the EU. Go, grab your own PM domain.

Beginner Perl Maven

Announcing the first online video course I started to record. This is for people learning Perl. There is a special discount coupon for those visiting this page in the next day or so. Feel free to invite your friends to use this discount. It expires in less than 3 days.


Articles

3 quick Dist::Zilla tips

Oliver Gorwits gave a very short list of 3 Dist::Zilla tips.

Which Marpa distribution to use?

Jeffrey Kegler continous his regular Marpa this time explaining about Marpa broadcast. This time he writes about the different use cases of Marpa::XS, Marpa::PP and 'Bare name' Marpa.

Finding a lost dog's owner with Perl and WWW::Mechanize

Andy Lester posted an article by Adam Gotch who was trying to access a web site - to help a dog - and wanted to automate the task to save time. A good reason to learn Perl.


Discussion

6 ways to minimize script startup overhead

Steven Haryanto lists 6 ideas. Some are really good, though I don't agree with all the strategies. I liked the idea of checking the cost of a module using Devel::EndStats (in his pmcost script). Using require for modules that are not used on every run is a clear win. What do you think?


Testing

Parallelism and Test Suites

Test::Harness allows you to run tests in parallel which can save a lot of time both during module installation and during testing your own application. chromatic shows a few examples where these parallel tests might break and how to fix them easily.


Code

Know split's special cases

brian d foy explains 3 special cases of split: the empty pattern, the single space and splitting lines. You can always learn new things and become a more effective Perl programmer.

Dancing the Haka or How to build a LAN radio station in 3 hours

Yanick Champoux takes us on a scenic tour with his Maori friends pulling together a streaming server and a web application to have their own radio station.

Mojito Simply Does MojoMojo

Mateu introduces Mojito, the document engine he wrote.


Events

Saint Perl 2011 Conference

December 18, 2011, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The Perl Oasis

January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA

Perl Workshop in Israel

February 28, 2012, Ramat Gan, Israel

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