Issue #218 - 2015-09-28 - The moon is gone, but Christmas is coming!

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Hello there!

tonight I woke up to see the full-moon disappear, but I have never seen it return. The outline of its existence disappeared in the morning lights and the smog above the city. I hope those living to the west from me have seen it reappearing.

While I was waiting for the moon to do its trick, I downloaded and compiled the newest version of Rakudo Perl 6 and fixed the code running the Perl 6 Maven site so I can switch to the latest Rakudo.

Christmas is coming!

In the meantime, enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Sponsors

Perl Dancer book available Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

All the Perl Maven articles related to Perl Dancer, now available bundled in one e-book in MOBI format for Kindle.


Announcements

MongoDB v1.0.0 released Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

... and it is already in use in some places.


Testing

Please Test DateTime::Locale 0.93 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Some major changes in the release starting by the source being a JSON file and not a set of XML files, but also various speed-ups.


Code

How to send verification emails using Mojolicious Tweet Facebook Google+
by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Using DBM::Deep, Mojo::JWT, Email::Simple, and Email::Sender::Simple to accomplish the task.


Web

CPAN

CPAN dependencies and the river model Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

We talk about a module depending on another module, but we actually install distributions that might include more than one modules. Should we list 'core modules' as dependencies?


Grants and fundraisers

Announce: Rakudo Star Release 2015.09 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Finally, after the Great List Refactor (GLR) and after removing all deprecation in preparation for Christmas, a brand new version of Rakudo Star has been released.

Perl 6 Release Goals Initial Grant Completed Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

See also the latest release of Rakudo Star...


Perl 6

Activating Perl 6 syntax highlighting in Vim Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

By default vim, as most of the other editors, recognize the type of a file based on their extension. Because the in many cases the file extension of Perl 5 and Perl 6 files are the same, vim keeps trying to use the Perl 5 syntax highlighter on Perl 6 files, and fails. David has a couple of suggestions, including looking at the content of the file, to recognize that it is a Perl 6 file. He also provides the vim script for this.

Updates Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan has visited YAPC::Asia and the Swiss Perl Workshop and in between he has worked on major tasks in the development of Rakudo Perl 6. There is a link to the video and the slides of his talk on Perl 6's concurrent, parallel, and asynchronous features.

[Perl6] how do i debug if got an exception from internal methods Tweet Facebook Google+
by Tokuhiro Matsuno

What to do with a 'Cannot use a Buf as a string, but you called the Stringy method on it' exception?


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Articles

XML and Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A collection of Perl modules dealing with XML along with a series of articles.

POD - modules processing Plain Old Documentation format Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Listing all the modules that handle POD.


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