Issue #205 - 2015-06-29 - Just Another Quiet Summer Week

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Summer is here, and with the nice sunny time, blog entries are getting a little more scarce. But we still have a few nice morsels for you this week. The Perl6 weekly is back in force, Reini found out an itsy bitsy little thing that, once tweaked, improved the speed of the Perl 5 core testing by a lot, and, uh, I might have full mad scientist while nobody was looking. So, pour yourself a nice exotic drink, bring the tablet/phone/laptop outside, and enjoy both your PerlWeekly and some of the Sun's warmth! ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


Announcements

Swiss Perl Workshop: The Early Bird Rides the Camel Tweet Facebook Google+

The Swiss Perl Workshop is coming fast, and it looks like it's going to be jolly good fun.

Deadline to submit a talk approaching. Don't miss it! Tweet Facebook Google+

Want to submit a talk to YAPC::EU? Don't delay because the deadline is June 30th, which is tomorrow, if you like to read your PerlWeekly still hot from the press.


Articles

CPAN pull requests in May 2015 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil shares the numbers for the CPAN pull request challenge in May. The numbers are going down, but not as quickly as one would have thought -- there are still over 50 CPAN elves making contributions for that month, which ain't bad, ain't bad at all.

YAPC and Perl Workshop participant numbers Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

If you ever wondered how many people attend the different workshops and YAPCs, Gabor has compiled a partial list of those events, from 2013 onwards.

YAPC::NA::2015 Closes Sold-Out Conference Tweet Facebook Google+

The concluding words of the TPF Conferences Staff for YAPC::NA 2015. Sold out with an attendence of over 350 peoples, it's safe to say 2015 was a good YAPC::NA vintage.


Discussion

Author Versus Release Tests with (and without) Dist::Zilla Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

No, Dave is not talking about a fight pitting authors versus release tests (although that'd be quite entertaining), but rather the distinction between author tests and release tests.


Testing

How I made my core testsuite 2x faster Tweet Facebook Google+
by Reini Urban (RURBAN)

Sometimes, performance is performance. Sometimes, it can be improved with lots of hard work. Sometimes, you look in a dark nook of the mystery box and notice a button with "turbo" written on it. Reini was wondering why the Perl code testsuites were so pokie on his mac, and his investigations lead to one such button...

Web Framework Benchmarking Framework Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Born out of the desire to compare Dancer 1 and Dancer 2 performances, Yanick proposes a loose framework for web application benchmarks.


Code

Include image data in your Perl script or module Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Embedding text in a Perl script is no biggie. But how about binary stuff, like images? There's many ways to do it, and Sinan shows a few.

Pulp Fiction Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Inspired by JavaScript's Gulp, Yanick is toy with a Perl-based building system called 'Pulp'.


Perl 6

Catching Up Is Hard To Do Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timo Paulssen

The Perl 6 Weekly feel in limbo for 3 weeks, and now liztormato is playing catch up. Exhausting work for them, but this means a plump, juicy collection of links for us.


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