Issue #233 - 2015-01-11 - Putting the '6' in 2016

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This week, a little bit of 2015 retrospectives, and a lot of Perl 6 -- from tutorials, to opinions to what could be its killer feature, to doomsday predictions. Enjoy! ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


Articles

End of Year 2015

by Mark Keating

A Shadowcatty retrospective of 2015.

A review of the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil offers a retrospective of the first year of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge, complete with spiffy graphs and all the trimmings.


Discussion

Women keynotes speakers for YAPC::EU 2016

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Having more women as keynote speakers for YAPC::EU would be very nifty. Neil, bless his heart, goes beyond the mere wishing and draws a list of peeps who would be awesome candidates.

Perl 5 and Perl 6 are mortal enemies

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

Most people see Perl 5 and 6 as siblings. David goes further, and see them as Cain and Abel. Who happen to be Highlanders. Stuck in an infernal device created by the Jigsaw killer.

Perl 6's Killer App - Async

by JT Smith (RIZEN)

A (legitimate) question peeps have about Perl 6 is "what are the differenciators with Perl 5?". Well, asynchronous programming is one. This blog entry argues why this is a big thing.


Testing

Save time with compile tests

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Every troubleshooting session should begin with "is it turned on?". Likewise, each test run should begin with "does it compile?".

Swat tests for blogs.perl.org

by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

A blog entry on blogs.perl.org about how to use 'swat' to monitor the health status of blogs.perl.org. A blogception of some sort, if you will.


Code

A note about String::Flogger and logging in dzil

by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

String::Flogger, used amongst other things by Log::Dispatchouli, does quite a few clever things to make logging messages more DWIMish.

Active State: Installing CPAN Modules on ActivePerl 5.18 and Later

Using ActiveState Perl? Here's a refresher on how to install CPAN modules in this environment.

Automating Deployments: Debian Packaging for an Example Project

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

How to bundle and deploy projects via Debian packaging.


Perl 6

Not guts, but 6: part 1

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan takes us along his implementation of his STOMP client.

Perl 6 grammars redux

Where a Perl6 Grammar is implemented to parse PHP code.

Exploring Perl 6: Up and Running

by Mike Friedman

A short primer on Perl 6. What's the terminology, where to get it, and the first few things to know to get you going.

Async Aborts and P6SGI

by Sterling Hanenkamp

The P6SGI -- the Perl 6 PSGI port -- adventures continue. Here, an async problem is encountered, and a cry for help is made.


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