Issue #198 - 2015-05-11 - Become a CPAN Author

latest | archive | by Gabor Szabo
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Hi,

It wasn't a good week. John Anderson (genehack) is rather ill, and the passing of Brian McCauley. Unfortunately this is part of life. Make the best of it!

Please forgive me the cheesy turn: Who knows what happens to you tomorrow? Become a CPAN Author now!

Gabor Szabo


Announcements

"Become a CPAN Author" at MiniConf in NYC, June 6

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

After the cancellation of MojoConf brian d foy set out to organize "something". The result is this 3-hour workshop.


Articles

How to install different versions of Perl

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

Showing how to use perlbrew to 'upgrade' Perl.

Cache::Reddit or: how to use social media as a temporary data store

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Abusing the Reddit provided feature of creating your own subreddit to store stuff only you'd be interested in.

Faster ordered hashes for Perl

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

The Fast and the Furious? Check out Hash::Ordered.

use disposable ramdisks!

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

Building a case-sensitive disk in the memory of an OSX machine and using that to extract and analyze CPAN distributions. Cool.


Discussion

The Annotated Berlin Consensus

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

One of the big results of the QA Hackathon in Berlin is this document, that describes various aspects of PAUSE, CPAN, and the Perl Toolchain.


Code

Personal

#fuckcancer

by John SJ Anderson (GENEHACK)

genehack is facing a hard time in his life.

Brian McCauley (1967-2015)

by Barbie (BARBIE)

I am saddened to read about the passing of Brian. I met him a few times at YAPCs.

Montage of Brian

by Barbie (BARBIE)

If you have images of Brian McCauley, you can help his wife Sam, to create a montage at his memorial.


CPAN

Measuring the cleanliness of the CPAN River

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Measuring the impact of a failing test should not include only the relative number of failing reports, but should be weighted with the relative importance of the distribution, the number of other distributions depending on it.

What's new on CPAN - April 2015

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

A curated look at last month's new CPAN uploads.

CPAN pull requests in April 2015

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

This April was the second best month in terms of number of pull-request against CPAN repositories. See the graph for yourself!


History

perlhist.com is a new site created by Andrew Shitov.


Tutorials

Perl Refreshment

A fully grown Perl tutorial that seems to have appeared overnight. Written by Amer Neely.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Moose-like type checking system for Moo

Using MooX::late and DateTime for type-checking

Singleton Moo

Using MooX::Singleton


Event reports

Things I learned at German Perl Workshop 2015

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

The brain-dump of domm with an impressive amount of links.


Events

YAPC::Russia 2015

16-17 May 2015, Moscow, Russia

YAPC::NA 2015

8-10, June, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

YAPC::Asia

20-22, August, 2015, Tokyo Japan



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