Issue #222 - 2015-10-26 - Dancing a Viennese Waltz

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This week is a fairly quiet one. Things are doing well for the Dancer crowd -- the second Dancer conference took place in Vienna, they recruited one more Core Crew member, and a new plugin infrastructure is in the works. Beside that, we're also hearing a lot of banging coming from the elves quarters, as Perl 6 is moving full-steam ahead toward Christmas. Enjoy! ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: October 12th-19th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer summarizes what happened on the p5p front this week. And oh boy is this bunch a busy one.

Inconsistencies in YAML implementations Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

YAML seems to be more forgiving than YAML::XS, YAML::Syck, or YAML::Tiny.


A Call to All Dancer2 Plugin Writers Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

A new plugin infrastructure is being hammered for Dancer. Before it goes live, a call is made to all plugin writers to have a look at it and, perhaps, pre-emptively convert a plugin or two to make sure that nothing has been overlooked.

Professional scripts are a snap with Getopt::Long Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

When writing CLI tools, the argument munging and usage/help outputs are the boring, trudging things that are a terrible bore, but needs to be done. But, fortunately for us, Getopt::Long is there to remove most of that tedium.

Outthentic - yet another test framework Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

A new high-level black box testing framework is introduced here. The idea seems to compare the output of a given "story" against what is expected, and report if there's any discrepency between the two.

Reverse Polish Calculator in Perl using a stack Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A 'standard' example for using a stack.

Dancer2 module updates now on CPAN Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Jason is the latest addition to the Core Dancer Crew, and he's already getting to work.

HTTP::Response may have a different definition of success than you do Tweet Facebook Google+
by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

There is nothing more treacherous than a false assumption regarding what a library considers to be success, or "all is good", or "a raging bonfire of blistering victory".

A Date with CPAN, Part 3: Paving While Driving Tweet Facebook Google+
by Buddy Burden (BAREFOOT)

Buddy finishes his review of the date-related modules on CPAN, and begins to lay the architecture fundations of his own temporal scratchpost.


Dancer Conference Report, Day 1 Tweet Facebook Google+

The Dancer micro-web framework had its second conference last week, this time in grand old Vienna. Gert summarizes how the first day went.

Dancer Conference Report, Day 2 Tweet Facebook Google+

Report on the second day of the Dancer conference.


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.

Perl 6

Vernacular English Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timo Paulssen

Nothing massive was brewed this week, but a few nice juicy bugfixes happened. and Perl 6(66) Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK) is a site where you can practice your hand at different languages, and gt the resulting code reviewed by peers. And while Perl 6 is not advertised as one of their active languages, it does have a dozen or so exercises available, if you know where to look.

Weekly collections


Programming Exercises Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

11 beginner level programming exercises with solutions in Perl.

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