Issue #244 - 2016-03-28 - Another Religious Holiday, Another Perl 6 Release...

latest | archive | by Yanick Champoux
Don't miss the next issue!

Yup, a new release of Rakudo is out. No new features this time around, just some healthy, wholesome fixes and improvements. In other news, the Perl Foundation has a rather fantastic offer for four newcomers to Perl -- if you do fit that category, you should check that out. Happy Bunny Day! ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


Announcements

Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, Release #97 (2016.03)

No new features, but a bunch of nice fixes.

New to Perl? Come to The Perl Conference in Orlando for only $50.

Yes, you read that right. The Perl Foundation will sponsor four newcomers's trip to YAPC::NA.


Articles

One Decade Down: Open Source Software Consultancy

by Mark Keating

mdk reminisces on the many Open Sources contributions that the Shadowcat's paws produced in the last decade.

A helper managing your PM social media

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

A few shared tips and tricks for managing the social media presence of a Perl Monger group (or, indeed, any other meet-up group).


Testing

SparrowHub - a repository of reusable testing/monitoring suites

by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

The Sparrow/outthentic project levels up, and acquires a plugin repository web hub.


Code

A Tutorial for using LibXML from Perl

by Grant McLean (GRANTM)

XML::LibXML can be a daunting beast. But there is a new documentation project -- XML::LibXML by Examples -- out there to help you tame it.

DBI Logging and Profiling

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Using a database interface without knowing how to profile it is like knowing how to eat, but without being acquainted to the concept of napkin -- you can only go so far before it becomes socially awkward.

Selecting elements of Org document with CSS-selector-like syntax

by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

A new module offering CSS-like selectors for generic structured documents.


Perl 6

A whole heap of work

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

One would heap the puns end with this one...

Happy heapster!

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

...but, as you may guess, heap's not gonna happen.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven articles

What is the status of the current test script?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Screencast from the Test Automation series

Reverse Echo with Ajax and Dancer 2

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Article from the Dancer 2 series

Distribution directory layout

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A screencast from the Advanced Perl Maven course.


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