Issue #245 - 2016-04-04 - 2 Perl events in April, 2 in June

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Hi there,

I've just updated the list of Perl events in our calendar. The Baltimore Perl Workshop and the QA Hackathon are in this month. The Perl Conference, which is also called YAPC::NA, and the French Perl Workshop are in June.

YAPC::EU is in August, but it does not have a web site yet.

The list of tutorials at YAPC::NA is already available including the one I am giving on hooking up AngularJS and Bootstrap to a Perl backend. Although the schedule of YAPC::NA is not available yet, based on the talks from previous years you can be sure it will be a blast. Don't miss it!

Enjoy!


Articles

monitoring failed minion tasks with minion-check Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

I like that Alex has so many ideas and so much energy. Minion is a job queue for the Mojolicious real-time web framework. Sparrow is the testing/monitoring framework written by Alexey.

Memoization - speeding up function calls by caching of return values Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Memoization, which is basically a fancy name for caching, is not a new idea, but one that can be used in certain situations to speed up function calls.


Discussion

Upping minimum version for Devel::Cover Tweet Facebook Google+
by Paul Johnson (PJCJ)

Paul has difficulty testing Devel::Cover on older versions of Perl and thus he is raising the minimum required version of his module. He just wonders if anyone finds that problematic. I think there is a general issue of how much open source developers want to spend their time supporting code free of charge. What do you think?


Testing

Grant Proposal: Test2 Manual Tweet Facebook Google+
by Chad Granum (EXODIST)

Chad is looking for a grant to help him work on the manual.

Separating test data from test code Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A screencast and article showing how, once you have a stable test, you can move the test data to an external file and make it accessible to people who are 'domain experts' but not necessarily Perl programmers.


Code

Data::Tubes Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

If I am not mistaken it is a templating engine using tags that resemble the tags of Template::Toolkit and input data in PSKV format. That might stand for Pipe Separated Keys and Values.


Web

On The Mojolicious Codebase Tweet Facebook Google+
by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Apparently there was a big amount of mud-throwing in and near the Mojolicious community over a number of people forking the Mojolicious code. See the results.


CPAN

cpanparty is over Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

It is really hard to shut down a service you built and invested in, but if the expected users don't come to the party... then it is probably better to step back, regroup and do something else.

The Perl Toolchain: PAUSE and CPAN Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil has a new series of articles explaining how CPAN works and thanking the sponsors of the QA Hackathon (QAH) at the same time. In this edition he writes about the infrastructure of CPAN and mentions FastMail, the gold sponsor of QAH.


Grants

Perl 5 core

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: March 15-27th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Perl 5.23.9 is now out! Get ready for 5.24!


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Articles

How to return nothing (or undef) from a function in Perl? Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The Perl Best Practices recommends to call return without any parameter instead of returning undef explictly. That's not always good though.


Not (just) Perl

Looking back at the scary DJIA crystal ball Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

DIJA - Dow Jones Industrial Average is what many consider as the main indicator of the how the world economy is doing. So if you show that it behaves similarly to what happened before the 1933 crash everyone will go nuts. So what can an Economist Perl programmer do?

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