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


Articles

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: October 12th-19th

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

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

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


Code

A Call to All Dancer2 Plugin Writers

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

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

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

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A 'standard' example for using a stack.

Dancer2 module updates now on CPAN

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

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

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.


Conferences

Dancer Conference Report, Day 1

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

Report on the second day of the Dancer conference.


Sponsors

Perl Dancer book available

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

by Timo Paulssen

Nothing massive was brewed this week, but a few nice juicy bugfixes happened.

Exercism.io and Perl 6(66)

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Exercism.io 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

Exercises

Programming Exercises

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

11 beginner level programming exercises with solutions in Perl.


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