Issue #185 - 2015-02-09 - Interviews with RJBS and TimToady

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Hi,

During FOSDEM Miyagawa has conducted interviews with Ricardo Signes (RJBS), the release manager of Perl 5 (also known as the Pumpkin of Perl 5), and Larry Wall (TimToady), the creator of Perl.

Both interviews are available in the Rebuild podcast as downloadable mp3 files. If you don't have time during the day, you could download the files and listen to them during your commute.

Enjoy!

Gabor Szabo


Articles

Time::Moment can save time

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

DateTime is perfect, but huge and slow. Time::Moment has certain limitations, but it small and blazing fast.

Building libexpat and XML::Parser on Windows 8.1 64 bit using Visual Studio 2013

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

One of the hard things when building a Perl distribution is including various external libraries. For example libexpat and libgd. This is what Sinan faced the week.


Interviews

Have The Appropriate Amount Of Fun (Larry Wall)

by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (MIYAGAWA)

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa interviewed Larry Wall. (podcast, mp3)

Perl Is Hard To Talk About (rjbs)

by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (MIYAGAWA)

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa interviewed Ricardo Signes. (podcast, mp3)


Code

Sometimes, it really IS a bug in Perl

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

Watch literal strings ("Hello world") DISAPPEAR and become undefined


Web

Dancer2 - Getting Started

20 min screencast by the Perl DJ


CPAN

What's new on CPAN - January 2015

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

The already tradition monthly report of David listing a selected list of newly uploaded CPAN modules.

Moo 2.0

by Graham Knop (HAARG)

The next stable release of Moo will be version 2.0, and will include some incompatible changes. Please, go and test your Moo-using code now!


Grants

Perl 6

A little thing to love about Perl 6 (and COBOL)

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

The article shows the result of the following expression: 1/(.1 + .2 - .3) and why is not what you expect.


Other

Code Maven

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Yours truly has opened a new playground for himself experimenting with Node.js (JavaScript), Flask (Python), and Ruby. (For now)


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Can't locate object method "..." via package "1" (perhaps you forgot to load "1"?)

A lovely error in Perl, but where does package 1 come from? And what happens when it is package 2 ? Or 3 ?

How I learn English

by Natalya Savenkova

A guest post on the Perl Maven site with some advice how to improve your language skills


Events

DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop 2015 - Call for Speakers!

The workshop will be held on Saturday April 11 2015 in Silver Spring, MD.

Website, Sponsorship and the Walls

The website for the upcoming YAPC Europe in Granada was launched.


Event reports


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