Issue #183 - 2015-01-25 - Glyphs and Badges

latest | archive | by Yanick Champoux
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We're already at our fourth edition for this year. January is almost over -- that sound you're hearing is the PR Challenge contestants hurrying to get their patches ready before February rolls in. In other news, we have some visual candy for you this month: David Farrell brings us some new nifty Perl-themed glyphs, and mdk crafted a badge for all the CPAN testers out there. Enjoy! ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


Announcements

OpenWest 2015 - Call for Papers Tweet Facebook Google+

Feeling like going West in May? OpenWest is having its call for papers as we speak.

Introducing 3 new Perl Glyphs Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Thanks to David, you can now augment your herd of glyphs with Perl's well-known sigils -- the camel, the onion and Camelia the butterfly, they are now available in beautifully scalable svg glory.


Articles

Ranking CPAN dists for the PR Challenge Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

For the PR Challenge, Neil had to come up with a way to rank CPAN distributions and figure out which ones are the best candidates for the challenge. He explains here the heuristics he's using to come up with that score.

The Perl QA Hackathon 2015 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

"What is the Perl QA HAckathon, and why should I care?" Good questions, and master Bowers provides equally good answers.

Yak-Shaving January 2015 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Renee Baecker (RENEEB)

Rare indeed are the developer tasks for which the path to realization is a straight one. Renée's journey in January seems to have been particularly sinuous.


Perl Maven Pro

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


Discussion

The Testers Need a Badge Tweet Facebook Google+

CPAN Testers, integral to the success of Perl as an ecosystem, but seldom actively noticed. To let those unsung heroes taste a little bit of the glamour, mdk proposes a series of smoking signs.

How OBVIOUS things get missed to be done... or seen... Tweet Facebook Google+
by Krasimir Berov (BEROV)

Krasimir submitted a grant proposal for Ado, a dependency-light application and framework for web projects based on Mojolicious. Here, he makes his case for it, as well as present the tenets he's holding its code to.


Code

Setting up a Perl Development Environment with plenv Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

David gives a straight-up, no-nonsense set of steps to get you a plenv-based Perl environment up and running in, oh, probably less than 10 minutes.

Asynchronous Musings Tweet Facebook Google+
by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Could have been called "Embrassing the Future(s)", as fREW leverages these constructs for asynchronous programming.

CPAN Cleaning Day 2457044: Compiler::Lexer Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Using the postfix deferences that came with Perl 5.20? If you do, you might notice that Perl::MinimumVersion and Perl::MinimumVersion::Fast are a bit sloppy and think your code is respectively vintage 5.004 or 5.008. This irks brian, so he rolled up his sleeves and dove into the C++-fueled heart of darkness.

Practical FFI with Platypus Tweet Facebook Google+
by Graham Ollis (PLICEASE)

Graham previously extolled the potential of FFI (Foreign Function Interface) at YAPC::NA 2014. Here he introduces FFI::Platypus, which adds the 'F' of friendliness to the mix.

Managing SQL Data with Yertl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

'Yertl' suspiciously resemble the sound a strangled dba makes. It's also a new set of command-line tools to deal with database ETL operations that looks very promising.

Create presentation programmatically with Presentation::Builder Tweet Facebook Google+

A new offering in the realm of slide generation.


Perl 6

Gathering Up Steam Again Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timo Paulssen

On the Perl6 horizon: quick way create hashes with objects for keys, more helpful warning messages, optimizations, and more!


Videos

I gave this talk about Automated Scoring Systems at MadMongers... Tweet Facebook Google+
by JT Smith (RIZEN)

We can only surmise tha the talk auto-gave itself a 5 stars rating.


Perl Maven Tutorials

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