Issue #271 - 2016-10-03 - Happy Hijri, Shana Tova, Christmas is coming!

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Hi there,

This seems to be the 'all religious' edition of the Perl Weekly. This year Hijri, the Islamic new year and Rosh HaShana, the Jewish new year are on the same day. That's today. Let's celebrate by preparing for Christmas with the Perl Advent Calendar!

In other news, well, see the articles below:

Gabor Szabo


Taking Part in Outreachy Tweet Facebook Google+
by Karen Pauley

It provides a full-time internship for someone in an underrepresented group to work on one of the projects listed on the information page. Application dead line is October 17th.

Perl Advent Calendar 2016 CFP Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Fowler (MARKF)

It's never too early to start preparations!


Introducing Git::Database Tweet Facebook Google+
by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

Under the hood BooK talks about the various Git-related modules he wrote.


Randal Schwartz the host of FLOSS Weekly Tweet Facebook Google+
by Randal Schwartz (MERLYN)

Also the most prolific author of Perl books. (If you are already on that page, don't forget to subscribe to the podcast!)



PRC 2016 - Third Trimester Tweet Facebook Google+
by Alberto Simões (AMBS)

Apparently the Pull Request Challenge is still going on, we just rarely hear about it. Thank to Alberto we can take a peek into his contributions to Algorithm-GooglePolylineEncoding, Module::Install, and Catalyst::Controller::Validation::DFV.

Tag your CPAN issues on github for Hacktoberfest Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

If you sign up and create 4 pull-request, you can get a cool T-shirt.

Hacktoberfest is here Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

What is it and how to label all of your GitHub projects for Hacktoberfest? It is easy. brian provides the Perl script for it.

Math::GSL 0.37 now supports GSL 2.x. Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonathan "Duke" Leto (LETO)

As Jonathan wrote me: Many people have been waiting for this for over a year.


Make libwww-perl Great Again (TM) Tweet Facebook Google+
by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Oalders is picking up modules related to libwww-perl, including WWW::Mechanize. He uses github-mergevelocity to see how quickly pull-request have been merged and is encouraging all of us to help. So go and help him!

Plack 1.0041 has been released to CPAN Tweet Facebook Google+

Plack 1.0041 has been released to CPAN. This release includes a breaking change in 1.0040, which was a bug fix to swap the meaning of %D and %T in access_log format. Since it is a popular middleware and in fact enabled in many environments, you have to make sure you put the right value before upgrading it.


Perl 5

Perl on Ubuntu on Windows: A Solution Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Running Bash or Ubuntu on Windows is a nice new feature. Running Perl on top of it might be challenging.

Perl 6

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What length of talk should a first-timer go for? Tweet Facebook Google+
by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

3-5 min lightning talk? 20 min? 50 min?

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