Issue #223 - 2015-11-02 - Two perl books in the news!

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It's not often we get to mention Perl books here, and this week there are two stories related to Perl books: the 4th edition of the classic Modern Perl has been published by the Pragmatic Bookshelf, and the Dancer core team are running a kickstart campaign to fund production of a Dancer book.

Perl 6 is now officially in beta!


Neil Bowers


List::Slice - Slice-like Operations for Lists Tweet Facebook Google+
by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Douglas introduces his new module, List::Slice, which provide head and tail functions for operating on lists.

Net::SFTP::Foreign in taint mode Tweet Facebook Google+
by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

This month Mr E was looking into a tainting issue. He didn't quite get to the bottom of it, but describes what he did learn. Can you help him, so he gets to do another PR on his assigned dist?

Perl 5

P5P summary for October 20th - 26th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

A long time ago (well, last week), in a mailing list far, far away, a plucky band of volunteers fight against entropy for the good of perlkind.

Modern Perl, 4th edition Tweet Facebook Google+

The fourth edition of Modern Perl is now available in print from the Pragmatic Bookshelf, and also as a free ebook.

Public Training in London – February 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave is going to be doing four short courses in London one week next year, from Monday 8th February to Friday 12th February. Topics are: OO with Moose, DBIx::Class, testing, and web programming.

Perl 6

2015.44 Niceville Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timo Paulssen

The main news this week was the official release of Perl 6 beta. Christmas is getting closer!

Macros: Time travel is hard Tweet Facebook Google+
by Carl Mäsak

Some rumination about macros. I think.

Web development

How I write web applications Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jan Henning Thorsen (JHTHORSEN)

Jan talks us through his personal toolkit for building and deploying web applications, at the center of which is Mojolicious.

AngularJS & Dancer for Modern Web Development Tweet Facebook Google+
by Josh Lavin

A write up of the talk that Josh gave at the Perl Dancer conference recently.

Dancer Book kickstarter Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexis Sukrieh (SUKRIA)

The Dancer core team are working on a book, and they're using Kickstarter to help fund that effort. 10 euros will get you an electronic version of the book, and 40 euros will get you a print copy of the book.

Perl Dancer Conference 2015 Report - Conference Days Tweet Facebook Google+
by Josh Lavin

Josh shares his highlights from the Perl Dancer conference. He also blogged about the training days at the 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.


Test::Stream going stable Tweet Facebook Google+
by Chad Granum (EXODIST)

The Test-Stream distribution is the successor to Test-Simple, the distribution that contains Test::Builder, Test::More, and more. There has been a lot of discussion, experiment, and even a few heated words over the last year. But now Chad says it's moving out of the experimental phase, and explains what he means by that.

Test::Stream: Have your cake and eat it too! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Chad Granum (EXODIST)

Chad talks through some of the practicalities of working with Test::Stream.


Grant Report : RPerl User Documentation Tweet Facebook Google+
by Will Braswell (WBRASWELL)

Will Braswell has delivered the first report on working being done to improve the user documentation for RPerl.


High Performance Image Resizing With Image::Scale Tweet Facebook Google+

A discussion of performance issues when creating image thumbnails, which led to the creation of Image::Scale.

Tim O’Reilly, Programming Perl, and EconTalk Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian draws a line between the rise of Perl 5, the early days of the web, and the open source movement.

Not Perl

Write like you talk Tweet Facebook Google+
by Paul Graham

Simple but good advice from the founder of Y-Combinator: when writing (he's talking mainly about blogs, but I think this applies to documentation and elsewhere), you should write like you talk.

Software Developers’ Perceptions of Productivity Tweet Facebook Google+

What makes a day feel productive for you? In this research the authors found that programmers' beliefs about what makes a day productive don't always match the reality of productive days.

The git's guide to git: Bisect Tweet Facebook Google+

A short tutorial on how git bisect can help you track down bugs introduced at some unknown point in the (hopefully recent) past.

Perl Maven articles

24 Programming Exercises Tweet Facebook Google+

There are now 24 beginner level entries in the Programming Exercises. In case you know someone who wants to learn Perl, these can be useful.


Barcelona Perl Workshop 2015 Tweet Facebook Google+

November 7, 2015, Barcelona, Spain - less than a week from now!

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