Issue #23 - 2012-01-02 - Plain Black is hiring + A great podcast from Australia

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Welcome to 2012!

I hope you all had a very good party on New Year's Eve and now you are ready to take on the next year. I have lots of plans for 2012. Both in the content distribution field, where the Perl Weekly belongs, and in the content generation field with the Perl Maven. Some will be free and some paid.

As I have almost finished the first part of the Beginner Perl Maven course I am starting this year with a week of discount. Check it out.

If you don't need the beginner course, then just enjoy the articles:


Articles

OSX Package for Padre 0.92

Tom Eliaz returned and released a new and improved version of the binary Padre package for OSX. Please, help him track down and fix the issues!

Initial Release of Task-Jenkins Uploaded to CPAN

Jonas B. Nielsen at logicLAB is using Perl and Jenkins for continuous integration. These are the Perl modules you need to use to work with Jenkins.

Google Code-in - Fit the Third

Mark Keating (MDK) provides his 3rd and very detailed report about the status of The Perl Foundation related tasks in the Google Code-in project. Nice charts too.


Discussion

Perl Documentation in Terms of Tasks

chromatic describes the problems people who are not in the core perl community face when trying to figure out what and how to use. He explains what kind of documentation he would like to see added to CPAN modules. That resonates very much with how I am planning to expand my Perl tutorials.


Code

Syntax Highlighting Perl Debugger on github

It seems Ovid does not spend enough time on his book, blogging and moving from Amsterdam to Paris so he wrote color highlighting for the built-in debugger of Perl.

Breaking the Perl Debugger for Fun and Profit

Shlomi Fish (rindolf) writes about a few things he has done recently. The most interesting being his work on the built-in debugger of perl and how it needs more test cases. I connected him to Kevin Dawson (bowtie) who has been enhancing the Debug::Client module that is a front end to the built-in debugger. I hope they'll figure out some way to share the tasks.

New Lingua::Identify::CLD

Alberto Simões writes about his new module that is supposed to do language detection. And I was just wondering recently how could I do that automatically.

A regex for my book

Ovid showed us a horrific regex that he is going to include in his new book. First he got some comments on Facebook and then blogged about it with a modified version of the same thing.


Podcast

Coding By Numbers - Episode 31 (Perl)

Steve Dalton and Craig Aspinall are discussing Perl with Jacinta Richardson, Paul Fenwick and Damian Conway during OSDC. It is a 45-min long podcast in Australian, but to my surprise, I understood most of the words.


Perl 6

Perl 6 in 2011 - A Retrospection

Moritz Lenz looks back how the specification hardly changed and how the two main implementation Rakudo and Niecza moved forward. He also writes about the Ecosystem and Community around Perl 6.


Other

National Mustard Museum

JT Smith continues with his daily post about the upcoming YAPC::NA. He even discovered the YAPC::NA mailing list so to cover everyone with news. He closed the year with a post about National Mustard Museum in Madison.

Plain Black is Hiring

I am not sure how many of you know Plain Black, that's the company behind WebGUI. JT Smith, the owner is the guy organizing YAPC::NA this year. (Yeah the one recommending us to visit the National Mustard Museum).

EPO Site Redesign

Take a look at the new face of the Enlightened Perl Organization.


Events

The Perl Oasis

January 13-15, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA

Perl Workshop in Israel

February 28, 2012, Ramat Gan, Israel

German Perl workshop

March 5-7, 2012, Erlangen, Germany

DC-Baltimore Perl workshop

April 14, 2012, Catonsville, MD, USA

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