Issue #255 - 2016-06-13 - Perl Webinar

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Gabor Szabo


Sponsors

A Long-Time Perl Hacker's View of the Perl World: Past, Present and Future Tweet Facebook Google+

While many claim that Perl is a dying language, ActiveState's Perl business is vibrant and growing. Join our webinar on June 15th as ActiveState's Tom Radcliffe and guest speaker Jason McIntosh (co-author of "Perl & XML") discuss all things Perl: its past, present and what the future holds.


Articles

POD speculation Tweet Facebook Google+
by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Do you document your functions as =headN or in a list as =item ? (Editor: I think POD should have semantic tags such as =function and =method)

Writing a simple splunk API client. Tweet Facebook Google+
by Kieren Diment (ZARQUON)

Splunk is a log and monitoring analytics toolkit. This article is about a client written in Perl but not on CPAN yet.

Recent activity Tweet Facebook Google+
by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

CPAN releases; Events; Cycling; Looking for a back-end developer in Vienna

Hello World in perl with QT Tweet Facebook Google+

An example on how to develop perl scripts using GUI interfaces from QT.


Testing

Testing timeout with cmp_ok Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

It is easy to check equality using the 'is' function of Test::More, but how can you check if a number falls between two values? (screencast+article)

sparrowhub.org updated Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

You might recall Sparrow provides automation and SparrowhHub is a list of plugins for it. In other words it is a repository of reusable automation scripts.


Windows

Manipulate %PATH% in the current Windows cmd.exe window with help from Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Then apparently there is pa as well by Nicolas Georges


Code

DBI Caller Info Tweet Facebook Google+
by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Adding Metadata to DBI Queries

Perl v5.24 adds a line break word boundary Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Perl v5.22 added a few new word boundary anchors such as \b{sb}, \b{wb}, and \b{gcb}. Perl v5.24 trumped that with \b{lb}.

Set minimum version number in every Perl file Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Use the Compatibility::PerlMinimumVersionAndWhy policy of Perl::Critic


CPAN

Thanks to Digital Craftsmen Tweet Facebook Google+

... for hosting, and helping to fix the European search.CPAN.org mirror.


Grants

Perl 5

An old Visual C printf bug affects Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

While currently neither Strawberry Perl nor ActivePerl are using Visual C, IMHO it is important that Sinan took upon himself to torture Perl with Visual C.


Videos

Perl 6

Weekly collections

Not Just Perl

Advocacy

Octothorpes Matter! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Taylor

There are no mentions of #perl together with #womenwhocode and only 2 together with #codenewbie. What to do?


Events

The Perl Conference update - YAPC::NA newsletter #10 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dan Wright (DWRIGHT)

Q & A with Larry Wall - Sunday Arrival Dinner - Tuesday night Social - Tutorials - Wednesday Night Pull Request Challenge - Lightning Talks - Call for Volunteers



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