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


End of Year 2015 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Keating

A Shadowcatty retrospective of 2015.

A review of the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge Tweet Facebook Google+
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.


Women keynotes speakers for YAPC::EU 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+
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.


Save time with compile tests Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

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


A note about String::Flogger and logging in dzil Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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

Automating Deployments: Debian Packaging for an Example Project Tweet Facebook Google+
by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

How to bundle and deploy projects via Debian packaging.

Perl 6

Not guts, but 6: part 1 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan takes us along his implementation of his STOMP client.

Perl 6 grammars redux Tweet Facebook Google+

Where a Perl6 Grammar is implemented to parse PHP code.

Exploring Perl 6: Up and Running Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+
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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