Issue #261 - 2016-07-25 - Gotta catch 'em all!

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A lot of things got released this last week: a new major release of Mojolicious, Dancer 2, Perl 5.25.3, and release candidates for two stable versions of Perl 5!

Everywhere I went I saw people playing Pokémon Go this last week. It may be "just a game", but it's getting lots of people out and about, and getting lots of people talking to each other, both of which are a Good Thing.

Neil (Team Instinct)


CPAN News

Mojolicious 7.0 released Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sebastian Riedel (SRI)

A new major release of the "real-time web framework". It's smaller, has better test coverage, and can handle higher request rates.

Dancer 2 0.201000 Released Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

A new version of Dancer2 has been released, David Golden has stepped down from the core team, and Peter Mottram has joined the core team.


Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: July 13th-22nd Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer's weekly round-up of the P5P mailing list.

Perl 5.25.3 is now available Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steve Hay (SHAY)

The July development release of Perl 5, Perl 5.25.3, is now available.

What's up Perl? Tweet Facebook Google+
by Navrup Johal

A summary of some of the points made in a recent ActiveState webinar about the state of Perl, by Tom Radcliffe and Jason McIntosh.


Perl 6

Perl 6 Weekly - The Zoffix Has Landed Tweet Facebook Google+
by Timo Paulssen

A roundup of Perl 6 news, the headline of which was that Zoffix has been made a core member of the Rakudo project.

Assorted fixes Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

He describes it as a shorter post, but but the time he's walked us through the 10 bugs he fixed (in one day!), it's not so short.

Rakudo Star Perl 6 Compiler Distribution Release 2016.07 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix announces the July release of the Rakudo compiler for Perl 6.

Adding profiling support to nqp-js Tweet Facebook Google+
by Paweł Murias (PMURIAS)

An updated on the work for a Javascript backend for Perl 6.


Testing

Comparing complex data-structures using is_deeply Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

How to compare complex data structures in your test cases, using the is_deeply function from Test::More.

Perl, Python, and Ruby: The anatomy of a testing assertion Tweet Facebook Google+
by Peter Sergeant (SARGIE)

Pete looks at basic test assertions in Perl, Ruby, and Python. This is the first in a series of articles.


Conferences

Gabor's YAPC::NA report Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor's notes from YAPC::NA.


Misc

Compute ISP with Maxmind Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gianluca Casati (FIBO)

A short post on how to look-up the ISP for an IP address, using data from MaxMind.

Perl second-highest paying programming language? Tweet Facebook Google+

File this wherever you file stuff about TIOBE.


Not Perl

How learning Smalltalk can make you a better developer Tweet Facebook Google+

You may have heard of Smalltalk, but like me maybe you don't know a lot more than that. This short post summarises some of the things that we take for granted, which came to us from Smalltalk and its culture.

Questions for our first 1:1 Tweet Facebook Google+

One-to-one meetings are a key tool in the manager's toolbox. This is a good short post on how to kick those off with a new direct report.

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