Issue #288 - 2017-01-30 - Grants committee looking for new members

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CPAN News

Dancer2 0.204003 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

There's a new release of Dancer 2, which fixes an issue with unlisted dependencies, and also improves error handling.

Bit string manipulation made easy with Bit::Manip Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steve Bertrand

Steve introduces his new module Bit::Manip, which provides functions for manipulating bit strings.


Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: January 16th-22nd Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The removal of '.' from @INC continues to be discussed, amongst other topics.

Are Restricted/Locked Hashes A Failed Experiment? Tweet Facebook Google+
by demerphq

There's been some discussion on P5P related to locked hashes, and whether they're worth the cost? A hash can be locked to a specific set of keys with the lock_keys function in Hash::Util. Do you use this for production code? If so, please let them know.

Strawberry Perl 5.24.1.1 + 5.22.3.1 released Tweet Facebook Google+
by kmx (KMX)

Get yer strawberries here, lovely fresh strawberries!

/xx means more meaningless whitespace (and that’s good) Tweet Facebook Google+
by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Brian explains the /xx regex flag, which is being added in 5.26.

Send in a Perl aref to C, get back a Perl array Tweet Facebook Google+
by Steve Bertrand

Steve shows you "how to pass a Perl array reference (aref) into a C function, convert the aref into a C array, work on it, then push it back onto the stack so the C function returns it as a Perl array".


Perl 6

2017.04 Welcome! Tweet Facebook Google+
by liztormato

The latest from the Perl 6 world, leading with the addition of two members to the Rakudo core development team: Nick Logan and Christian Bartolomäus.

Perl 6 By Example: Parsing INI files Tweet Facebook Google+
by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz walks us through creating a parser for .ini files in Perl 6. This is from his Perl 6 book, which is a work in progress.


Community

Reviving Ottawa.pm Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick, guerilla knitter and orchid smuggler, is reviving Ottawa.pm, and they're having their first meeting on February 15th.

Perl Adventure Series Part 2 Tweet Facebook Google+
by JT Smith (RIZEN)

JT's report from the second meeting of the group working on a game together.


Grants

Grants Committee needs a new member Tweet Facebook Google+
by Makoto Nozaki

The Perl Foundation's grants committee is looking for fresh blood.

Dave Mitchell's Grant Extended Tweet Facebook Google+
by Makoto Nozaki

Dave Mitchell's grant has been extended, so he can continue doing his sterling work on Perl 5.

Tony Cook's Grant Report for December 2016 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Makoto Nozaki

The latest report on Perl 5 work done by Tony Cook.

Final Grant Report : RPerl User Documentation #2 Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark A Jensen (MAJENSEN)

Mark shares the final grant report from Will Braswell, on his RPerl documentation.


Perl Maven

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Fancy a few days a week in beautiful Irvine, CA? Mountain and harbour views from the office Tweet Facebook Google+

We are looking for a fulltime Perl developer who can join us onsite at our beautiful offices a few days a week in Irvine, and work from home the rest of the time (or fulltime in Irvine).

London-based Perl developer? Free £10,000 payrise (individual results may vary) Tweet Facebook Google+

Over the New Year, the majority of Perl employers in London decided they were voraciously hiring. At the same time, apparently, most Perl developers decided to scuttle — hermit-crab-like — away from the active job market.

The only Perl job with a swimming pool; very exciting financial services company in London, The EU Tweet Facebook Google+

The best thing — in my opinion, anyway — about working for a development team led by an active member of the London Perl community, is that you know management love Perl, support using the best available Perl tooling, and will create a technical environment where Perl developers will be happy.



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