Issue #216 - 2015-09-14 - Is Perl still a useful, viable language?

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Hi there!

The reports about YAPC::EU are still flowing in and I expect more to come in the coming days and weeks.

About the title story:

At first I did not want to include that entry in the Perl Weekly, but then I saw the comment by Liz. I have not seen such comments earlier and I am glad I see it now. If you don't have time to read anything else, read that comment. (and watch the video by Lestrrat)

Enjoy your week. Produce more Perl code and more articles on using Perl!

Gabor Szabo


Data Serialization in Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A collection of pointers to Data::Dumper, Storable, FreezeThaw, YAML, JSON, XML, Sereal, and Data::Serializer

Creating a registry of environment variables Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Collection which environment variables are being in use in CPAN modules. At least the ones that are used by brian d foy.

Is Perl still a useful, viable language? Tweet Facebook Google+
by Grant McLean (GRANTM)

How many people are asking this question these days if it brings daily visits to the Map of CPAN via a not-too-prominent link?



Becoming a co-maintainer of a CPAN-module - the first steps Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A series of articles showing lots of techniques for refactoring Perl code using the excuse of becomming a co-maintainer of Pod::Tree.


Geocoding with Perl and Google Maps Tweet Facebook Google+
by JT Smith (RIZEN)

A one hour video presentation on Geocoding, Gis, and Google Maps.

Perl 6

P6SGI: Smack the Reference Implementation Tweet Facebook Google+
by Andrew Sterling Hanenkamp (HANENKAMP)

I was happy to see another step in the direction of having a standard web interface for Perl 6 web applications, but then I read the comments and got totally confused. Actually, I think it is nice to have this even if this is not the 'perfect' solution. It is better to move forward constantly than to sit back and wait for someone to land the 'perfect' solution. Especially as we know how silver bullets work.


Got a Perl job in Europe Tweet Facebook Google+
by Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (VTI)

Getting a (Perl programming) job in Europe is not an easy task. Especially if you are from Ukraine. Especially as it seems companies tend to 'forget' to answer your e-mails. Vti started a year ago, but where is vti today?

Perl5 to Java compiler - 2nd hackathon Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flávio Glock (FGLOCK)

I did not know about this new craze, running Perl 5 on the JVM.

Weekly collections

Event reports

Fruits of YAPC::Europe - Image::JpegMinimal Tweet Facebook Google+
by Max Maischein (CORION)

Several images of Granada, including Alhambra. Some of them blurred. On purpose. By the new module Corion created.

Perl, revisited Tweet Facebook Google+
by JJ Merelo (JMERELO)

Reflecting on the layers of an onion. Not any onion. Our oninon.

YAPC::EU 2015 @ Granada Tweet Facebook Google+
by Daisuke Maki (DMAKI)

lestrrat could relax now. His 2000+ person conference in Japan is behind him. He told us about the secret behind it. He also gave one of the best lightning talks at YAPC::EU.

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