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

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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


Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, Release #97 (2016.03) Tweet Facebook Google+

No new features, but a bunch of nice fixes.

New to Perl? Come to The Perl Conference in Orlando for only $50. Tweet Facebook Google+

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


One Decade Down: Open Source Software Consultancy Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+
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).


SparrowHub - a repository of reusable testing/monitoring suites Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

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


A Tutorial for using LibXML from Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+
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 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

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

Perl 6

A whole heap of work Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

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

Happy heapster! Tweet Facebook Google+
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? Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Screencast from the Test Automation series

Reverse Echo with Ajax and Dancer 2 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Article from the Dancer 2 series

Distribution directory layout Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A screencast from the Advanced Perl Maven course.

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