Issue #389 - 2019-01-07 - Welcome to 2019! What are your plans for this year?

latest | archive | by Gabor Szabo
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Hi there!

The change in year is always a good opportunity for retrospectives and for New Year's Resolutions. The former are usually much better as the resolutions are usually only kept for 1-2 weeks, but the retrospectives allow you to see what you really achived. This time you can read the achivements of Mohammad Anwar, the esteemed editor of the Perl Weekly newsletter. I don't know how he finds the time and energy for all this, but it is very inspirational!

In other news, have you seen the job posts at the bottom of the newsletter? Check them out! You might find your next challenge there! If it was not for my existing clients, I'd go with the one that has the skiing trips.

Enjoy your year!

Gabor Szabo


Announcements

2019 DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop CFP

The 2019 DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop will be in Silver Spring, MD, on April 6th, 2019. The call for talks is now open until Jan 31.


Annual collections

Event reports

See you next year at 36c3!

by Daniel Böhmer

Finally someone picking up the gloves represnting Perl at another non-perl conference and writing about it! Thank you!


Articles

Perl Dependency Checking

by Rob Lauer

Rob wants to create a Perl Lambda in the AWS environment, but he needed to shave a few yaks for this. For example list all the dependencies (recursively) of a script or a module.

What's going on here?

by Bob

$Bob was tricked by list and scalar context. But how?


Code

Is there anything wrong with this benchmark?

by Kieren Diment (ZARQUON)

Why is one thing faster than the other?


Fun

Perl 5

Perl 6

My Perl 6 wishes for 2019

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

A list of items on the plate of Jonathan: Partial Escape Analysis and related optimizations in MoarVM; Decreasing startup time and base memory use; Improving compilation times; Research into concurrency safety; Get Cro to its 1.0 release; Comma Community, and lots of improvements and features; Speaking, conferences, workshops, etc.; Teaching.

Rakudo.js update - hunting down failing roast tests

by Paweł Murias (PMURIAS)

Would you like to run Perl 6 in your browser? Follow and help Pawel!

2018.53 Goodbye PerlJam

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Last year ended with the sad news about the passing of Jonathan 'Scott' Duff aka. PerlJam and perlpilot.

p6env - Perl6 environment manager

by Shoichi Kaji (SKAJI)

p6env is like rbenv, plenv, pyenv, etc., it helps you set up separate Perl 6 environments for separate projects so dependencies won't mix.


Weekly collections

Events

21st German Perl Workshop 2019

6th-8th March, 2019, in Munich

DC Baltimore Perl Workshop 2019

April 6th, 2019, Silver Spring, Maryland

European PerlCon 2019

August 7-9, 2019 Riga, Latvia


Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

A role that checks all the right boxes for Junior Perl developers

Well-paid? Check. Stellar work environment? Check. Huge opportunity for growth? Check.

Save the world then go get piste -- Mid-level Perl developer and ski-master in Sevenoaks, Kent

Work for a company who are actively making the world a better place

Largest Perl team in London with beautiful Docklands offices

Large, dynamic Perl team in Canary Wharf looking for mid-level and senior developers



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