Issue #332 - 2017-12-04 - The holiday season is upon us!

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'Tis the season...for Advent calendars, apparently. Take a look at special coverage of those in this week's issue, along with more LPW reports and other goodies!

D Ruth Holloway


Advent Calendars

Perl Advent Calendar

A holiday tradition since 2000!

Perl 6 Advent Calendar

Every year since 2009--no fancy calendar, just great blog entries every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Mojolicious Advent Calendar

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel has started a new blog for Mojolicious, and is kicking it off in grand style, with an Advent calendar.

Dancer Advent Calendar

They are a couple of days behind as I write this, but the Dancer team has produced an Advent calendar since 2010.


London Perl Workshop reports

My first tech conference: London Perl Workshop 2017

by Thomas Waddle

Thomas attends his first LPW, and writes about it for Eligo's blog.

London Perl Workshop Report

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave had a great day at the LPW, and tells us all about it.

LPW Time

by Mark Keating

MDK couldn't be satisified with one post (listed in last week's issue of the Perl Weekly), he had to post on the company blog, too. 'Cuz he's like that.

London Perl Workshop 2017

by Salvador Fandiño (SALVA)

Salvador also attended LPW, gave a talk, and had a great time!


Other Events

4 Days in Amsterdam with Porters

by Todd Rinaldo

P5P held a Hackathon October 12-15. Todd reports on some of the key work, and teases us with more blog posts to come.

CPAN Testers at meta::hack v2

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Doug continues improving integration of CPAN Testers with MetaCPAN. He attended the second annual MetaCPAN hackathon, and here reports on his work at the event, along with a list of upcoming work.


Non-Code

What's In a Name, (or How I Picked my Name-space, and Lived)

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

Choosing a namespace for a new CPAN module is non-trivial. John gives us some of his though processes for the work he's on.


Perl 5

OpenCage Data, Geocoding in Perl

The builtinperl.com folks interview Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of OpenCage Data about the work they're doing in geocoding with Perl.

Perl 5's List-Flattening and Reference-Taking Design Choices

by Aristotle Pagaltzis (ARISTOTLE)

Aristotle tells us a bit about some of the design considerations in Perl 5.

graphql-perl - Plugin to Make GraphQL 'just work' with OpenAPI

by Ed Jordan

This new plugin provides conversion from a given OpenAPI specification to a GraphQL schema.


Perl 6

2017.48 Community First

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The weekly roundup of Rakudo news.

I've Written a Small BBC News Scraper in Perl 6

by st33znson

After learning a lot about Grammars, st33znson has written up a small scraper, and shares it with us in this Reddit thread.


Grants

YAML::PP Grant Report

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Tina has been working hard on YAML-related work including presenting at the LPW. She reports on a number of improvements, and other grant-related activity.


Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.


Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Front-end focus for a full stack Perl developer

Perl developers are generally a multi-talented bunch who can segue smoothly between the nuts and bolts of back-end work and the immediately rewarding aesthetics of front-end work. If pushed, though, most could identify where their real passion lies along the spectrum from front-end to back-end.

Independent thinkers required! Mid/Senior-level Developer for an innovative London company

Have you ever worked for a company with a micromanagement style, where a boss was constantly breathing down your neck? Do you hate spending more time in meetings about product requirements than actually getting on with building the product?

Do some good in the world – Perl developers required for a charity and giving-focused team in Kent, UK

Want to do something good for once? Join the Kickstarter of the charity world, supporting activists and causes around the world. You’ll be working in Perl to support a range of their highly successful charity and giving-focused projects.



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