Issue #243 - 2016-03-21 - The FOSDEM videos are out!

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You can see gorge yourself on FOSEM videos this week. I've listed just a couple of them below.

Steve Bertrand made Sawyer X happy this week, and all he had to do was submit an unexpected pull request on a module that had been gathering dust. Make someone happy today — submit a pull request!

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CPAN News

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: March 7th-14th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

I think this was the first time that Perl 5.28 was mentioned in one of these summaries!

What is the Perl Core? Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David explains about core modules, and points out some Linux distributions that don't ship with all the expected core modules.


Perl 6

2016.11 JS Fueling Up Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timo Paulssen

The latest news from the Perl 6 world.

Perl 6 — Why People Are So Excited Tweet Facebook Google+
by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

A video of Curtis's talk at FOSDEM earlier this year. The audio for the first 3 minutes is sadly borked, but stick with it.

Assembly language for Perl Programmers Tweet Facebook Google+

A video of Bart's talk from FOSDEM, where he talks about using Assembly from within Perl 6 programs. No, really!


Heacking

Twitter’s Early Adopters Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Twitter is celebrating its first 10 years, and to celebrate Dave did some data munging on the first 100,000 twitter users, less than 13k of whom are still active.

Super Easy SSL Certs for Mojolicious Apps Tweet Facebook Google+
by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel shows how you can use free SSL certs from Let's Encrypt with your web app, using Mojolicious.

More refactoring adventures Tweet Facebook Google+
by Kieren Diment (ZARQUON)

Kieren takes us through some 'fun' he had refactoring a client's code, including use of his own PPIx::Refactor module.

Stupid perldoc-search trick Tweet Facebook Google+
by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom shows how you can use perldoc-search to look for documentation, while excluding the current directory, so it doesn't pull in random stuff.


On Pull Requests

PRC 2016 - First Three Months Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alberto Simões (AMBS)

A very personal report from Alberto, about the first three months of 2016, with respect to the Pull Request Challenge, but also life.

Random contributors are great Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer's experience with a drive-by contributor to his Test::Ping module, that was nothing to do with the Pull Request Challenge.

Regex /m modifier bug in Perl 5.8.8 and older Tweet Facebook Google+
by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

It always gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when a participant in the Pull Request Challenge fixes CPAN Testers failures. This involved changing a regular expression so it wouldn't tickle a bug in an old version of Perl.


Opinion

Perl is not dead: It was early web novices that gave it a bad name Tweet Facebook Google+
by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Curtis keeps beating on his "battle-tested" drum, that he introduced at least year's YAPC::EU. Perl may not be hip, but it's doing just fine, thankyouverymuch.


Events

German Perl Workshop 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steve Mynott

A report from the German Perl Workshop.


Not Perl

A template for creating open source contributor guidelines Tweet Facebook Google+

Safia Abdalla gives plenty of good suggestions for writing contributor guidelines for open source projects.

A linter for prose Tweet Facebook Google+

Like a spell checker, but this is a linter for prose, which they say is based on advice from "the world's greatest writers and editors". I haven't tried it, but I plan on running it over the documentation for my modules, to see what it says!

Stack Overflow developer survey results Tweet Facebook Google+

50k developers filled in the Stack Overflow developer survey; this is a summary of what they said.


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