Issue #204 - 2015-06-22 - Randal Schwartz is getting old

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Some weeks there are clear themes in the Perl-related blog posts, such as just after a YAPC or major release. And then other weeks are all over the place. That's a good thing, I think.

WebAssembly is probably of interest to many readers, as a possible new compilation format for the web.

But my favourite entry this week is about Daniel Stenberg's dedication to the cURL project: 17 years and still going strong!

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CPAN News

Net::Amazon::EC2 now with v4 signature support Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Allen (MALLEN)

Mark has uploaded a developer release of Net::Amazon::EC2 to CPAN with support for AWS4 signatures. He's keen to get feedback from AWS users.


Perl hacking

Mojo::DOM vs Web::Query Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave compares Mojo::DOM and Web::Query for web scraping, and finds that the code he has to write is almost identical. Apparently Mojo::DOM was slightly faster.

Separate data and behavior with table-driven testing Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian shows the benefits of creating data-driven tests, and talks through some of the ways you might do this.

From Digikam to a Digital Frame Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick uses digiKam to manage his digital photos, and his wife has a digital photo frame. He takes us through the code he uses to get tagged photos from one to the other.

Better Performance Through Transposition Tweet Facebook Google+
by Tom Legrady (TDL)

This is just one in a series of blog posts looking at Perl's performance math(s) operations.

TwittElection at OpenTech Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave gave a talk about the TwittElection site, which he created for the recent UK general election. He's posted his slides and notes from the talk.

Perl 5.22 testers needed Tweet Facebook Google+
by Andreas Hüttel (AKHUETTEL)

The Gentoo linux distribution is looking for volunteers to help test their Perl 5.22 package.


Misc

YAPC::NA 2015 Wrap-up and More New (PSGI!) Modules Tweet Facebook Google+
by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel's perspective on this year's YAPC::NA.

Perl v5.22 adds hexadecimal floating point literals Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

An overview of hexadecimal floating point literals, which were introduced in 5.22, and some of the gotchas you need to be aware of.

Quick Links Tweet Facebook Google+

Randal Schwartz is getting old (I know, this probably isn't news for most of us, but let's humour him, ok?); Ovid posted a tip for git stashers; Yanick has hacked on his script for creating cheatsheets.


Events

Swiss Perl Workshop: The Programme Tweet Facebook Google+
by Larry Wall

The Swiss Perl Workshop runs from Thursday 27th August to Saturday 29th August. A Perl 6 hackathon will run throughout, keynotes and talks are on the Friday, and Larry Wall will be there.

YAPC::EU early-bird dead-line is today Tweet Facebook Google+

Today is the last day to buy your YAPC::EU pass at the discounted price.


Not Perl

WebAssembly Tweet Facebook Google+

Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Mozilla have started working on a compiled code format for web browsers. Where languages currently compile down to Javascript, in the future they could compile down to WebAssembly. See also this post by Abel Avram

JavaScript.com Tweet Facebook Google+

A new resource for the javascript community, which includes a list of curated Javascript news.

Make a burn-up chart in Google Sheets ... the easy way Tweet Facebook Google+
by Nik Silver

Nik explains how you can track progress against stories in Google sheets, and produce a burn-up chart.

17 Years of curl With Daniel Stenberg Tweet Facebook Google+

Not Perl, and not even in the last week, but I came across this today. What struck me is the line that Daniel "has spent at least 2 hours every day for the past 17 years working on and maintaining curl (~13k hours)". Read more about Daniel and cURL on his blog. Now that is dedication to an open-source project!


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