Issue #197 - 2015-05-04 - YAPC::EU Master classes - talks - hackathons

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Hi,

YAPC::EU is still 4 month away, but you can already register enjoying the early-bird discount. The call for master classes, hackathons and talks is still open.

In the meantime the German Perl Workshop is just around the corner.

May the 4th be with you!

Gabor Szabo


Sponsors

Perl Jobs on the Perl Maven site Tweet Facebook Google+

Are you looking for a Perl job? Find it listed on the Perl Maven site.


Announcements

German Perlworkshop 2015 - this week Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steffen Schwigon (SCHWIGON)

May 6th - 8th, 2015 in Dresden, Germany. Please note, there is a strike by the train drivers of the Deutsche Bahn. Plan your journey accordingly!

YAPC::EU Master classes - talks - hackathons Tweet Facebook Google+

There are currently 2 master classes, but if you'd like to run your own training class, you can still propose one. Same with Hackathons. There are 34 accepted talks so far. More are needed.


Articles

Three Tales of Second System Syndrome Tweet Facebook Google+
by Brent Laabs (LABSTER)

Comparing the release of Python 3, the lack of release of PHP 6, and the imminent release of Perl 6.


Testing

More QA Hackathon reports Tweet Facebook Google+

Although Neil has sent a collection of reports last week, more reports have arrived: Philippe Bruhat (BooK) the French Perl Monger who wrote Act; Olaf Alders from MetaCPAN.


Code

Web

Perl Catalyst 5.90090 Has Landed Tweet Facebook Google+
by John Napiorkowski (JJNAPIORK)

Solid backwards compatibility and the biggest new features is Arg and CaptureArg type constraints.


CPAN

Increasing the likelihood of a PR merge Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

The CPAN PR Challenge of Neil has been working quite well and helped Neil to refine his advice on what would constitute a good Pull Request. He points out that if the change is really useful that will make it much more likely to grab the attention of the author and he gives a number of 'best practices' on communicating with the author and making it easier for her/him to integrate the changes.

Curating old releases on CPAN Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

What to do with distributions last released in 1995? Should they be removed from CPAN? Updated? Left alone?

My March & April CPAN PR Challenge dists Tweet Facebook Google+
by Breno de Oliveira (GARU)

Garu has patched Web::Library::UnderscoreJS and Mojolicious::Plugin::ServerStatus. Interesting modules.

my dumb CPAN "meta analyzer" Tweet Facebook Google+
by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

Traversing CPAN and extracting stuff.

Abandoning all Perl modules Tweet Facebook Google+
by Caleb Cushing (XENO)

Caleb has stopped using Perl. You can take over modules from him. See more info.


Grants

Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report, Months 17, & 18 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Mitchell

Dave spent the month mainly fixing issues reported by the Coverity static code analyser, and fixing assorted bugs that were in the main 5.22 blockers.

Call For Grant Proposals (May 2015 Round) Tweet Facebook Google+
by Makoto Nozaki

Dead-line for the TPF grant proposals is 15th May.


Perl 6

This week: the big NFG switch on, and many fixes Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Rakudo on MoarVM uses NFG (Normal Form Grapheme) now

Parsing Perl 5 pod with Perl 6 Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

A good exercise in using Perl 6


Other

A general profile photo that looks in the camera Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio reminds us all that when you put a picture of a person on a slide (or a blog post, or an e-mail), make sure the person does not look away from the text. Either the person on the side should look at the text, s/he should straight ahead. The latter will indicate that the person on the page is interested in the reader.

Dada Mail Eight Released Tweet Facebook Google+
by Justin Simoni (JJSIMONI)

Dada Mail is an Open Source Contemporary Mailing List Manager written in Perl. This release moved from CGI to FastCGI and Plack/PSGI.

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code editor Tweet Facebook Google+
by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

...ships with the Perl 6 syntax highlighting.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Writing Command line scripts and accepting command line parameters using Moo Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

MooX::Options is an integration of Moo, the minimal OOP framework for Perl and the Getopt::Long, the standard command line processing module. Reddit



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