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! Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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


Announcements

Startup Row Tweet Facebook Google+

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! Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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


Code

ASUS EPU-6 utility hacked with Win32::GuiTest Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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


Perl 6

Looking back, looking forward Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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? Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

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? Tweet Facebook Google+

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 Tweet Facebook Google+

February 28, 2012, Ramat Gan, Israel

German Perl workshop Tweet Facebook Google+

March 5-7, 2012, Erlangen, Germany

DC-Baltimore Perl workshop Tweet Facebook Google+

April 14, 2012, Catonsville, MD, USA

YAPC::NA Tweet Facebook Google+

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

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