Issue #279 - 2016-11-28 - Unsung (But Totally Awesome) Heros

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The call has been made for nominations for the 2016 edition of the White Camel Awards -- an award celebrating the people breathing life into our Perl community.

In totally unrelated news, Karen Pauley has stepped down as president of the Perl Foundation after over 6 years of stellar service.

Also in totally different news, CPAN Testers in general, and Slaven Rezic in particular, continue to be an invaluable service to us all.

In wildly diverging news, we have a few reports of the MetaCPAN hackaton that took place in Chicago and where a group of like-MetaCPANed peeps got together to improve on that cyber-nexus of our community.

In others, still not related in any way news the Kickstarter for a Perl 6 book of 2004-recipient of the White Camel brian d foy is going well, but still would probably benefit of your help.

No, I can't believe I actually wrote "cyber-nexus" with a straight face, either.

Enjoy! ~ `/anick

Yanick Champoux


Headlines

Nominate Perl heroes for the 2016 White Camel Awards

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

The gates are open for nominations for the White Camel Awards. Know somebody who made the Perl Community a better place and deserves props for it? Then go forth, go forth and nominate!

Kickstarter to Support Learning Perl 6 Book

by Jim Brandt

brian d foy's Kickstarter for a Perl 6 book is almost at 3/4 of its goal. If you ever have been curious about Perl 6, or just want to keep the Perl ecosystem bubbling, throwing a few bucks in the hat is not the worst thing you could do.


Announcements

FREE Perl courses in London

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

Are you near London? If so, you might be interested in two free Perl courses -- one introduction and one on Dancer2 web development -- that will be given on December 3rd.

Public Beta of blogs.perl.org Rewrite

by Tom Hukins (TOMHUKINS)

Blogs.perl.org is one step closer to migrate to a new platform. A beta view of the new PerlBee incarnation of the site is now live.

TPF President Change

by Jim Brandt

After over six years of amazing work, Karen Pauley is stepping down as TPF president, leaving humongous shoes to fill.


Testing

CPAN Testers RULE!

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Just a quick blurt of love for CPAN Testers, which save so much of our bacon so often, and for one particularly diligent member of this phalanx of tireless sentinels standing in the threshold between order and chaos: Slaven Rezic.

WebService::Fake - but still usable!

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Working on something interfacing to a web service, but don't want to hit the real web service during development? Well, you know the saying: fake it till you can make it (build on production).


Code

An Operations guide to Catalyst configuration in Docker

by Colin Newell

The title says it all. Short and sweet description on how to wrangle Catalyst configuration files when using Docker.

Graphs are not that Scary!

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

That's graphs as in "Graph Theory", not as in "Pie Charts and Histograms". And indeed, not only they are not to be feared at all, but they can also be helluvah useful at times.

Meta::Hack log

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

A report on the MetaCPAN hackaton that happened in Chicago last week. preaction's focus was the interaction between MetaCPAN and CPAN Testers, and oh byo did he put the four days of the hackaton to good use.

Meta::Hack - MetaCPAN Upgrade

by Leo Lapworth

Another report on MetaCPAN hackaton, this one documenting the upgrade of MetaCPAN's ElasticSearch backend from v0.20.2 to v2.4.0.

MetaCPAN operational view

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

We are treated to a highly detailed tour of the boiler-room powering MetaCPAN.


Fun

Movie-like film reader/printer based on Perl 5

by Luca Ferrari

Something we all did at least once, and that probably occupy 50% of the workload of the IT department of any given CSI show: a cute little script printing text in a way that mimic human typing. Nicely enough, you can compare this Perl 5 solution with its Perl 6 sibling of last week.


Perl 6

2016.47 Perl 6

This week in the Perl 6 world.

Perl 6 is biased towards mutators being really simple. That's a good thing.

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

A discussion on simple accessors as a path to sanity and happiness, and how Perl 6's design benevolently tries to veer you in that direction (while still allowing you to jump over the safety railing because, hey, that's the Perl way).

Perl 6 By Example: Running Rakudo

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz's series of blog posts about his ongoing Perl 6 book project starts with the obvious first step: the different ways one can install Perl 6 on their machine.


Other

Symbiosis of Docker and Perl

by Miroslav Týnovský

A talk from YAPC::EU

Bots for Telegram

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Telegram is an instant messaging platform, similar to WhatsApp, but with an open API.


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