Issue #284 - 2017-01-02 - Happy New Year!

latest | archive | by Neil Bowers
Don't miss the next issue!

Unsurprisingly, since this issue covers Christmas and the New Year, we don't have many articles this week. You can spend the time saved thinking about your Perl projects for 2017!

Best wishes for the coming year from all of the editors.


Neil Bowers


CPAN Testers has a new API Tweet Facebook Google+
by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Doug presents the API for getting results data from CPAN Testers, which he started working on at the MetaCPAN hackathon, meta::hack.

Yak Shaving: XML::Writer edition Tweet Facebook Google+
by Peter Sergeant (SARGIE)

Pete presents XML::Writer::Lazy, which he created to address things he didn't like with XML::Writer.

CPAN Pull Request Challenge 2017 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jonas Nielsen

Jonas suggests that if you have CPAN distributions (with github repo's), then you might want to opt in for your distributions to be candidates for assigning in the CPAN Pull Request Challenge. And if you do, you could add github issues and tag them with 'cpan-prc-2017'.

New dzil command to install author dependencies as Debian packages Tweet Facebook Google+
by Dominique Dumont

Dominique has released Dist::Zilla::App::Command::authordebs, which introduces a new authordebs command. It lists the debian packages for the upriver dependencies.

Perl 5

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 19th-25th Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The final P5P summary of the year, the highlight of which is that Perl 5.25.8 is now available.

Moose: coerce value to a subtype Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor introduces type coercion in Moose.

Perl 6

Twittering towards the end Tweet Facebook Google+
by liztormato

The final Perl 6 round-up of 2016.

Perl Foundation

TPF 2016Q4 Activity Report Tweet Facebook Google+
by Makoto Nozaki

A summary of Perl Foundation activity in the fourth quarter of 2016.



I Made a New Thing in Perl Tweet Facebook Google+
by Randy J. Ray (RJRAY)

After 2 years break in blogging, Randy made a new thing in Perl: YASF, or Yet Another String Formatter

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