Issue #382 - 2018-11-19 - London Perl Workshop 2018

latest | archive | by Mohammad S. Anwar
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Hi there

The next Saturday, 24th Nov 2018, is the London Perl Workshop action day. For the first time, I have seen the preparations so closely, being part of the oragnisers team, how much effort and hard work involved in the preparations. This year also we have lots of very interesting talks and hands-on training session organised. Thanks to all the speakers and sponsors. But for me, the main attraction is going to be the open session "I am a Former London.PM Leader - Ask Me Anything". If you are attending the workshop then you wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to ask questions directly to the designated guests. It is going to be hosted by none other than, Katherine Spice.

If you are regular visitor of metacpan.org then you would have noticed a new link "% Coverage" on the distribution home page. I think this was done during the recent meta::hack session. I personally like this new addition. It has forced me to address the coverage issue of my personal distributions that I have been avoiding so far. Please do share your views on the same.

Let us talk about Raku Perl 6 'Diwali' 6.d Language Specification release. I have been following this discussion on Twitter prior to the release. I was very excited for a very different reason though. Being, an Indian, I was so happy that the Perl 6 team, picked 'Diwali' as 6.d release name. Diwali is one of my favourite festivals. For those, who don't know, it is a festival of lights. Having said that, I hardly get to celebrate ever since I moved to London. I really miss the fun and celebration.

Enjoy reading this week newsletter

Mohammad S. Anwar


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Announcements

London Perl Workshop Schedule

The schedule for the upcoming annual event London Perl Workshop is out now. If you haven't registered yet then please do register your interest.

Inaugural Charlotte Perl Mongers meet & greet

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Jason Chrome invites all Perl developer in the Charlotte, NC to the first social event for the Charlotte Perl Mongers.

Top programming languages of 2018

by Thomas Elliot

In this GitHub blog by Thomas, gets the insights how different programming languages fared in the year 2018.


Articles

Learn how to build an Offline-First application in Vue

by Peter Mbanugo

Learn the Offline-First approach to Software Development where a lack of network connection is not treated as an error.

Why Good Developers Write Bad Unit Tests

by Michael Lynch

Practical reasons why good developers write bad unit tests, explained in a plain simple language.

The point of freedom

by Paula

A very interesting article that explains the difference between Free and Open in the field of Software Development.

The Moose did it

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

It was the Moose, trust me.


Discussion

I'm fully covered

by Ben Bullock (BKB)

In this blog, Ben started the discussion how the newly introduced feature of MetaCPAN i.e. Code Coverage has impacted his distributions.

Promoting Perl

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

In this blog, Dean, raised very valid and genuine questions how to measure Perl's growth and various ways to promote Perl.


Code

Dancer2 0.207000 released

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Jason announced the release of Dancer2 with lots of bug fixes, enhancements and documentations. If you use Dancer2 in your work project then you must read this blog to get the complete change history.

GitHub and AWS

by Aki Naito

GitHub works alongside AWS, so your team can collaborate quickly and securely with the tools they already use. With GitHub and AWS, you can integrate existing workflows and save time to focus on what’s important: your code.


Web

Why Facebook's api starts with a for loop

by Antony Garand

Antony shares the little secret how Facebook protects the data from JSON hijacking.

What opportunities are there for Perl in Cloudflare’s serverless environment?

by Tom Metro

In this blog, Tom Metro, explains what is Cloudflare and how the Cloudfare's serverless environment opens up the opportunites for Perl. Highly recommended for all Perl lovers.


Fun

How Becoming An Early Riser Can Change Your Life

by Robert Glazer

This reminds me of my Dad, who always insisted to be an early riser. I never listened to his advise and even today I never get to see the sunrise. Reading this article brings back some old memories.


Perl 6

2018.45/46 Post Diwali

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)


Other

Help For Mobile App Devs From Text Mining

by Lucy Black

If you are mobile app developers then this is a must read for you explaining how to parse customer reviews quickly with a new text-mining method.

Build a Great Brand: Align What You Think, Do, and Say

by Bethany Johnson

Are you aware of Content marketing? I certainly wasn't before. Read this article to see how LinkedIn used it to the full extent.


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London Perl Workshop 2018

November 24th, 2018, London

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