Issue #25 - 2012-01-16 - Modern Perl Released! - Startup Row at YAPC::NA - Get the Perl Weekly every day

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Hi,

Next week I'll be on vacation in the Alps, skiing with my children. We'll be in a house without Internet access so this means, most likely I am going to skip next weeks issue.

OTOH I have started to distribute links as I read them via 3 social networks. If you are interested, see the explanation below.

In the meantime, enjoy the news of this issue:


Headlines

Perl is more viable for web development than ever!

Joel Berger wrote a new entry to an old question on StackOverflow and by asking for the support of the community quickly raised to be the number one answer. This is a motivational article. Go and build a web application in Perl!

The Case of the Overloaded Curlys

C. Auguste Dupin helping Tom Wyant in a Perl parsing problem. Brilliant.


Announcements

Startup Row

JT Smith writes, that YAPC::NA is planning to allocated free booth space to Perl based Startup companies. If you are working for one of them, let your management know about this opportunity.

Modern Perl 2011-2012 Edition Released!

Last week I already mentioned, but I think it is worth mentioning again now, that you can pre-order the book.


Articles

Minimalistic data validation with Validate::Tiny

Stefan, the minimalist introduces his new module that allows easy data validation.


Code

ASUS EPU-6 utility hacked with Win32::GuiTest

Dmitry Karasik mentioned the utility he wrote to automate some small application on MS Windows using a Perl script. Code included.

s/ZeroMQ.pm/ZMQ.pm/g

Daisuke Maki (lestrrat) has released a new binding to zero.mq usng the opportunity to change the name of the Perl module as well.

Simple Todo List Processing in Perl

Mark Fowler explains his TODO processor along with the extract function which is a bit like a two-way grep.


Videos

London Perl Workshop: The Videos

Mark Keating posted a link to the recently finished videos from LPW 2011.


Perl 6

Looking back, looking forward

Jonathan Worthington is looking around himself, and especially at the progress Perl 6 made in the last year and his plan for the next year.

Last Piece of Pi

Solomon Foster (colomon) tells us about his Perl 6 project that a year ago lacked the implementation in both Rakudo and Niecza but today ...


The self promotion section

How to get the Perl Weekly every day?

If you'd like to get the news of Perl weekly even earlier, or if you'd like to recommend individual posts, you can do that through any of 3 social networks.

Use of uninitialized value

Perl can provide various warnings and errors that can be very unclear to people who are new to perl. In this article I try to explain the 'Use of uninitialized value' warning.

How to read a CSV file using Perl?

When parsing an CSV file one would probably start using split() just to find out soon that it only works in simple cases. For more complex cases Text::CSV_XS is a much better solution.


Events

Perl Workshop in Israel

February 28, 2012, Ramat Gan, Israel

German Perl workshop

March 5-7, 2012, Erlangen, Germany

DC-Baltimore Perl workshop

April 14, 2012, Catonsville, MD, USA

YAPC::NA

June 13-15, 2012, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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