Issue #226 - 2015-11-23 - 2 interviews

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Hi there!

Usually Perl developers don't get a lot of screen-time, but this week we have two interviews. One with Ribasushi, and the other one with Larry Wall.

If you don't have time to watch them right away, then save this issue of the Perl Weekly, and check out the interviews later during the week.

Enjoy!


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Announcements

Articles

Dive into the Global Historical Climatology Network data using Perl and SQL Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

I always love to see real-world applications of Perl. I also find the results very interesting. Both the increase in temperature and the strange hump in the number of observations.

Understanding Marpa-style action subs parameters Tweet Facebook Google+
by Ron Savage (RSAVAGE)

If you don't know what is Marpa, don't worry. The article starts with links to the introduction.


Discussion

Should we call it "Learning Perl 5" Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Now that Perl 6 is going to be release within a few weeks brian d foy is wondering if the next edition of the "Learning Perl" book that deals with the Perl 5 syntax should say so in the title. Not surprisingly the Reddit discussion got quite long. People have strong opinions.


Testing

Bootstrapping test infrastructure for mojo application using swat Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

SWAT = Simple Web Application Test and following the Dancer example this time we can see an example testing a Mojolicious-based web application.

Improved Syntax Highlighting in the Debugger Tweet Facebook Google+
by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

If you do enough testing then you won't need much debugging, but if you do, you might want to see that in color.


Code

OOP - Object Oriented Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

An introduction to the classical, hash-based OOP system of Perl.


CPAN

One more month in the 2015 CPAN PR Challenge Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Let's end the year in a bang! If you have started the CPAN PR Challenged at the beginning of the year, and have not followed through, it is the time to do all the remaining tasks. There is no better time than 2 days before the dead-line! Except maybe 1 day before the dead-line.


Fun

Perl Regular Expression Awesomeness Tweet Facebook Google+
by Ingy döt Net (INGY)

Just by looking at the author you can expect that 'crazy' is an understatement.

Sidef - A modern object-oriented programming language, implemented in Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Daniel Șuteu (TRIZEN)

I think it is the first time I hear about this, but it is a full programming language, ready for you to play with. It comes with a tutorial and with lots of examples. BTW Sidef is Nacre in Romanian. It is the Mother of Pearl.


Grants

November 2015 Grant Proposals Tweet Facebook Google+
by Makoto Nozaki

There are 4 proposals and one of them looks like a scam. I let you guess which one.


Perl 5 Porters

Videos

FLOSS Weekly 363 - DBIx::Class Tweet Facebook Google+

Randal Schwartz and Guillermo Amaral talk to Peter "ribasushi" Rabbitson, the maintainer of DBIC


Perl 6

What one Christmas elf has been up to Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

60 out of 100 issues that are needed for the Christmas release were fixed. NFG improvements is just one subject. Normal Form Grapheme is an efficient way of providing strings at grapheme level. Apparently there is an example when Unicode standard and 'how people think' differs.


Training

A gentle crash course on Perl in London Tweet Facebook Google+
by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

Developers of all programming languages are invited to the London Perl Workshop on December 12. There will be a free 2 hour hands-on course with the highlights of Perl, its community and its ecosystem so that the attendees are well prepared when they encounter it in the wild.

RT: Our Last Training of 2015 is Filling Up! Tweet Facebook Google+

The last public RT training session of 2015 in Chicago, IL on December 14-15.


Weekly collections

Other

Events

OSCON Call for Papers Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Keating

The OSCON Call for Papers closes this Tuesday, 24th November, and at this moment there are no papers submitted on Perl. It would be a shame if the conference that started as The Perl Conference did not have any presentation about Perl.

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