Issue #27 - 2012-01-30 - Craigslist donates $100,000 to TPF and Rakudo Star released on the same week!

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Hi,

Finally, on this week a new version of Rakudo Star was released. This brought us a number of Perl 6 related articles.

Other than that, I am back from my vacation and I am looking forward to new ways to help people use Perl.

I'll blog about that later but now let's see the articles from the last 7 days...


Headlines

Announcements

soma.fm command line interface

Adam Flott likes soma.fm, command line interface and Perl. Here he combines the 3.

Padre 0.94 has been released...

After another long pause Peter Lavender released a new version of Padre, the Perl IDE.


Articles

The Case of the Incompatible Safe

Tom Wyant asked C. Auguste Dupin again for help. This time with a conflict between Safe, Devel::Cover, Data::Dumper and eval. Unfortunately Dupin was just mocking him.

Using emacs as a perl IDE

Dave Hodgkinson asked for some links describing how people use Emacs as a perl IDE. This is the follow-up post with the links.

A Quick Pas de Deux with Dancer

Yanick Champoux (yanick) gets his hands dirty while he is trying to find his way out of a new file existence test.

Visualizing the Perl 5 support policy

This is a follow-up post by David Golden to his post about historical Perl 5 release cycles.


Videos

Video killed the presenting star...

Mark Keating recommends some video recordings from the London Perl Workshop 2011 and Perl Oasis 2012.


Testing

A Tale of CPAN Testers

Buddy Burden describes - in a very colorful way - the process of releasing a module to CPAN and how the CPAN tester results helped him save 3 cents.

Speed up Perlbrew with Test Parallelism

chromatic saves another few minutes while building perl. It's like the 'turbo' button on old PCs. I wonder why parallelism is NOT the default?


Code

Text::APL - streaming and non-blocking Perl template engine

Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (vti) introduces yet another templating engine.

Redis server in Perl

Sergey Zasenko (und3f) uses Protocol::Redis to build a simple Redis server.

I love MooseX::Role::Loggable

Sawyer X has married Log::Dispatchouli with Moose and you got a new role.


Perl 6

Rakudo Star 2012.01 released

This is the official release note of the Rakudo Star distribution of Perl 6. It includes the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, the Parrot Virtual Machine and a number of Perl 6 modules.

This month's Rakudo Star release - and what's coming next

Jonathan Worthington gives his account on why this release is so important for him.


Other

CodeMash 2012

As Brian Meeker reports, there was no Perl content at CodeMash 2012, something I hope will be fixed next year, but there were a number of other, interesting topics.

An Oslo.pm retrospective

If you are part of a Perl Mongers group and wondering how could you make it better, this article might give you some ideas.


Training

The self promotion section

How to get the Perl Weekly every day?

Luckily I recently started to share links to articles as I notice them. That already helps me put together the newsletter. If you are interested to follow, you can do it on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.


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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