Issue #219 - 2015-10-05 - Hacktoberfest

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This week, Neil -- the mastermind behind the CPAN PR Challenge -- draws our attention on another, new contest organized by Digital Ocean, where one can win a t-shirt by submitting at least 4 pull requests to Open Source projects. He even went above and beyond the call of duty, and provided an addendum to the official and shamefully Perl-devoid list of example projects for the contest. At the other end of the spectrum, Ribashushi is trying something novel: he's organizing a Tilt campaign that would enable him to work on CPAN projects for a full year -- beyond the obvious, it's also quite an interesting idea in the realm of Open Source founding, and I am rather curious to see how it'll develop. Enjoy! ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


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Announcements

Year of ribasushi Tweet Facebook Google+
by Peter Rabbitson (RIBASUSHI)

Peter "ribasushi" Rabbitson, known (amongst other things) as the maintainer of DBIx::Class, has started a Tilt campaign so he could work a full year on CPAN projects.

YAPC::NA 2016 Organizers Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dan Wright (DWRIGHT)

Want to be part of the crew behind the event? Here's your chance, YAPC::NA next organizer meeting is a couple of weeks away, and everybody who wants to lend a hand are welcome.

CPANtoberfest - CPAN projects for hacktoberfest Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil draws our attention to Hacktoberfest, a contest where you can get a t-shirt for submitting patches to at least 4 Open Source projects. He also noticed that the official list of suggested Open Source projects is bereft of anything Perlish -- something he couldn't leave unfixed.


Articles

State of the Geek 2015 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

Geekuni did a survey on which programming languages its users are mostly working in, and which ones they wishes they'd use more. The results are in.

A big ol' Catalyst upgrade Tweet Facebook Google+
by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

So Ricardo went ahead and upgraded a project stuck with a Catalyst of 2007 vintage. It is a shining badge of honor for the Catalyst crew that this fast-forwarding through 8 years of development went admirably smoothly.

YAPC::EU 2015 Granada - hiking to Pico del Veleta in Sierra Nevada Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor's report on his trip to Granada. His depiction of the local tapas alone makes me gnash my teeth and bemoans my absensce at the European YAPC.

What's new on CPAN - September 2015 Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David gives us the highlights of what was new and hot on CPAN in September.


Discussion

I'm back... Tweet Facebook Google+
by David H. Adler (DHA)

David is back from an acute bout of travelling, and he's now focusing on documentation. And, in that regard, he asks the floor the question: "what makes for good documentation?"


Code

Building your own MMDB databases for IP-specific data Tweet Facebook Google+
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If you are dealing with GeoIP data for websites (or anything else, really), this article is for you. Olaf shows us how to create and query MaxMind's MMDB GeoIP database format.

Perl5 to Java compiler - integrating with Rhino Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flávio Glock (FGLOCK)

It compiles Perl to Java, which can then call the JavaScript engine. Awe-inspiring or terrifying? I can't really tell.

Vagrant Perl Development Environment v1.1.0 released Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Not only it's a Perl Development Environment in a box, but Perl 6's rakudo is also included. Nifty!


Perl 6

2015.34-40 Birthday! Tweet Facebook Google+
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Those weeks: much progress! Tweet Facebook Google+
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Perl6. Many progress. Such close to Christmas.


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