Issue #265 - 2016-08-22 - Someone please stop these Perl 6 people :)

latest | archive | by Upasana Shukla
Don't miss the next issue!


After a quiet week for Perl 6 folks, they are back in action. So many things to read.

Also, pack your bags for YAPC::EU. Sadly, I am going to miss it this year, but I hope talks will be online.

Enjoy your week!

Upasana Shukla


Fuzzing Perl: A Tale of Two American Fuzzy Lops Tweet Facebook Google+
by Brian Carpenter

Brian "geeknik" Carpenter found six flaws in Perl using AFLFast and reported them to the Perl security team.

Base conversion Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dana Jacobsen (DANAJ)

Dana takes us through various CPAN modules for base conversion.

Hello, Perl Developers! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Richard Elberger (RICHE)

Want to use various services on AWS using Perl? Richard tells us about PAWS, a Perl SDK for AWS.


Perl Multithreaded Server Example Tweet Facebook Google+
by Robert Whitney

XavierNite showed us an example of a Perl multithreaded server & some other people tell us about better alternatives. Check out more in the reddit thread.

Identify slow code with Devel::Timer Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David tells us how to use Devel::Timer to find slow code.

New releases


A recap for CPAN day Tweet Facebook Google+
by Lee Johnson (LEEJO)

Lee Johnson recaps his CPAN journey on CPAN day

Bad news

Randal Schwartz is in the hospital and could use some help. Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

If you want to help Randal Schwartz, then please get in touch with Brian D Foy.

Shut down Questhub Tweet Facebook Google+
by Vyacheslav Matyukhin

Questhub is going to shut down soon. I used it at some point in the past & liked it. If you want to save it, then may be lend a hand to Vyacheslav.


Been coding PHP for 12 years. Got a new job and need to learn Perl. What do I need to know? Tweet Facebook Google+
by synchronium

synchronium needs to learn Perl & asked on reddit for suggestions. If you have any suggestions, then please comment on the reddit thread.

Analyzing web application usage Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor asked how do you analyze your web application usage, if you have anything to say then please comment on the reddit thread.

Perl 5

Perl 6

The Awesome Errors of Perl 6 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Zoffix Znet (Pete Evstratov) (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix explains Errors in Perl 6

Where did we go wrong? Tweet Facebook Google+
by liztormato

So many things are happening in the Perl 6 world. I can't include everything here, but this one blog post summarizes it well.

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Articles

Core Perl OOP: attributes, getter - setter Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Screencast explaining getter-setter in core Perl OOP & Moose.

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