Issue #194 - 2015-04-13 - The CPAN PR Challenge Now Has a Mini-Me!

latest | archive | by Yanick Champoux
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Imitation, flattery, you know how the saying goes. Seems that our Neil tapped into something good, for the upcoming New York City Hackaton is going to have its own mini-CPAN PR Challenge -- which I find brilliant. In other news, Perl 5.22 is around the corner (yay!), and so is conference season. Hmmm... Which means I should probably begin to see what my Summer schedule should look like. And so should you, dear reader, so should you. ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


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Announcements

friendfeed.com/cpan is shut down

by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (MIYAGAWA)

We can say "buh-bye", as the CPAN bot on FriendFeed has now officially booted its last bit.

Looking for HTML::FormFu patches and contributions

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

Dean took over the maintainership of HTML::FormFu. You or your team wish to see some new features or bug fixes worked on? Poke him.

Q&A with Larry Wall

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

There will be a Q&A session with Larry Wall at YAPC::NA 2015. Have a burning question you'd like to see him answer? Ricardo tells you how to submit it.

NYC Perl Hackathon 2015 has its own Mini CPAN PR Challenge

by Charlie Gonzalez (ITCHARLIE)

There will be a hackaton in New York city in May. Want to go but don't know on what to work? Don't worry: they'll have a mini-CPAN PR challenge just for that.


Articles

What's New on CPAN - March 2015

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

What landed on CPAN in March and seems interesting? David tells us.

A preview of Perl 5.22

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Perl 5.22 is coming. What to know what the future has in reserves? brian offers us a sneak peek.

One Decade Down 01

by Mark Keating

Shadowcat Systems is 10 year old! If there was ever an occasion to raise a pint, this is it. Many happy returns, guys!


Discussion

How Perl + StickK helped me get organized

by David Mertens (DCMERTENS)

David Mertens uses a punishment-and-reward system to get things done. Using the StickK website, he sets himself some goals. He manages to acheive them? A little more code enriches the Perl world. He fails? The site donates to the Perl Foundation using his credit card. Both ways, we win. I like that.


Code

MX::AttributeShortcuts -- now with Moo-style type constraints

by Chris Weyl (RSRCHBOY)

New release of the module that gives you more Moose for less boiler-plate. Now with 73% more constraints! And it's a good thing, I swear!


Perl 6

Happy easter, enjoy your unsigned types!

by Timo Paulssen

Unsightly? Never. But unsignly? From this week on.


Videos

Using Amazon SES and SNS from Perl.

by JT Smith (RIZEN)

Pretty much what it says on the tin.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Checking the whois record of many domains

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

This article uses Net::Whois::Raw for the task.

Replacing an accessor by a method (using BUILDARGS)

What happens if you have created an attribute in a class (e.g. 'age') and later you find out you shuld actually store the 'birthday'? How can you change your Moo-based class without breaking the code already using the 'age' attribute?

Analyzing Apache log file

The Apache log file is an excellent piece of raw data to teach various tasks in Perl. In this example we see the use of index and substr.

A Simple way to download many web pages using Perl

wget, curl, LWP::Simple, HTTP::Tiny. Pick your favorite solution.


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