Issue #186 - 2015-02-16 - Which language will be popular 5 years from now?

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Sponsors

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Interviews

Perl creator Larry Wall: Rethought version 6 due this year Tweet Facebook Google+
by Larry Wall

Paul Krill from InfoWorld interviewed Larry Wall via e-mail. Followed by extensive Reddit discussions.


Articles

Parachuting Whatever Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

"deployable" is a handful of tools to help you with remote management of multiple servers. It was born when there was no Puppet or Chef in town.


Survey

Predict language popularity in 5 years Tweet Facebook Google+
by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

In this survey that you can complete within 1 minute, Andrew is trying to predict which languages will be popular 5 years from now.


Testing

Infinity Interactive is sponsoring the QA Hackathon Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Infinity is a small IT consultancy with HQ in New York and remote employees based all over the US and Canada.

STRATO is sponsoring the QA Hackathon Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

STRATO is an ISO 27001-certified hosting provider with its headquarters in Germany.

GFU Cyrus AG is sponsoring the QA Hackathon Tweet Facebook Google+
by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Cyrus AG is now one of the best-known IT training companies in Germany.


Code

Build a Reddit bot with Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Reddit is link-sharing and discussing site running on some open source Python code. It has so called 'subredits' that are categories for sharing links related to a specific topic. Posting an article on Reddit can get hundreds or thousands of additional visitors to an article, and via their aggregation it can expose the Perl-related activity to other communities as well.

NAP::Messaging - Glue and policies for interacting with ActiveMQ Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gianni Ceccarelli (DAKKAR)

Some secret sauce from Net-A-Porter giving us a peek behind the curtain of the fashion design. Who said you cannot combine beauty with Perl?

Perl and the ElasticSearch percolator Tweet Facebook Google+

"Percolation is search inverted: instead of finding docs which match a particular query, it finds queries which match a particular document."

Perl: Sourcing a profile or bashrc or other shell script SOLVED Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jason L. Froebe (JFROEBE)

In the real world of Perl programmers you often need to work in strange environments. For some reason, unlike with Java programmers, they expect that you work around all the obstacles they put in front of you. And you do, because you are a Perl programmer who can work around strange issues. (Which of course reinforces their unreasonable expectations, but that's a different story.)


Web

Mojolicious Triumphs Over Legacy Code Tweet Facebook Google+
by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

What do you do if your old web application that was designed to accept a few hits an hour, suddenly gets hundreds of hits every minute from unfriendly Python scripts?


CPAN

Fun

A Perl Review of the ODROID-C1 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

The ODROID-C1 is a competitor of the Raspberry Pi, a cheap "System on a Chip device". Timm Murray temporarily out of the Wumpus cave took a look at it from the perspective of a Perl developer.

Fun with overload Tweet Facebook Google+
by Chris Tijerina (CAMSPI)

Pivot a multi-row/multi-column table, 4X4 in size for example, containing name-value pairs. Code should account for larger table sizes with any number of name-value pairs. Numbering the pairs is optional but encouraged for readability.


Grants

GSoC: I need your ideas Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Keating

Paul Johnson and Mark Keating are preparing the Perl team for the Google Summer of Code. They are looking for projects that want to participate.


Perl 6

You're in a space of twisty little mazes, all alike Tweet Facebook Google+
by Carl Mäsak

A 4x4 grid has 24 internal walls. In the power set of these, some of the members are "mazes", by definition grids with a unique path between every two squares. how many mazes exist?


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Using the built-in debugger of Perl as REPL Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

An earlier screencast re-posted on the Perl Maven site.

Select random elements from a weighted list Tweet Facebook Google+

Given N objects and N weights, select an element with its weighted probability.

SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics with Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Some simple examples showing how to use the SVG Perl module to create Vector Graphics. Then, a related article was published on the Code Maven site using JavaScript to create SVG images, and there is even the beginning of an SVG tutorial with exercises.


Videos

Beginner Perl Maven video course Tweet Facebook Google+

The first chapter of the Beginner Perl Maven video course has been freed. It is available from the Perl Maven site and also on YouTube


Events

YAPC::NA - Hotel information - Master classes Tweet Facebook Google+

The organizers of YAPC::NA have put out a call for master classes and they sent out an e-mail with information about hotel reservation with a call for talks. I don't recall any announcement, announcing the announcement list, but if you managed to follow this sentence so far, and if you are interested in YAPC::NA related news,then you migh sign up here. The hotel information page mentions that there is an early-bird discount for the hotel rooms. (Unfortunately the talks won't be announced by that.)

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