Issue #393 - 2019-02-04 - Google Summer of Code 2019 - deadline is today!

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Hi there!

Before you do anything else this week, check out the announcement of TPF about the Google Summer of code.

It says the dead-line is February 4, 2019. which is today. The GSOC site mentions February 6, 2019., but TPF might need to have some time to put everything together. So go ahead, check it out now!

Then come back, go on reading the newsletter and enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Announcements

Vienna.pm TechMeet

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

What can I say. While many other Perl Monger groups have shut down, the Viennese plan their meeting a year ahead. Including the one when they have grilled camel. I am impressed.

Google Summer of Code 2019

by Makoto Nozaki

The Perl Foundation is participating in Google Summer of Code again this year. Deadline is today!


Articles

Full Text Search for ebooks

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Frew took all of his eBooks, converted them to plain text files using Calibre, then loaded the text into an SQLite database in just 7 seconds and voila. He has a full-text search of all of his books.

Monthly Report - January

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Once, a long time ago I also wrote similar activity reports, but I think I only did 2 or maybe 3 of them. Seeing how Mohammed stick to these, I wonder if I should start them again. Would this publication help me doing things better or would it just make me nerveous that I have to report to the open Internet that I have failed in some of my plans? Have you tried to follow the footsteps of Mohammad?


Testing

Bugs!? - static analysis to the rescue

by Jonas Nielsen

A few weeks ago Dave Cross wrote about a subtle bug. Now Jonas adds a Perl::Critic policy that together with a CI tool will be able to help you keep the bug out of your code.


Web

Be the first to author a Perl HTTP/3, QUIC, or QPACK library

by Dmitri Tikhonov (DMITRI)

A call for a volunteer to implement something new in Perl.

Writing Extensible Controllers

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Combine the idea of inheritance in Object Oriented Programming with the web.


Grants

Perl 5

I'm not positive about this...

by Bob

How the unary minus operator on strings can make you questions your life choices.

Surprising output for the descending range '01'..'-1'

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Because of the flexibility of Perl and the automatic type conversion the range operator has some edge-cases that are probabaly unintended and might go away. brian d foy shows them to us.


Perl Tutorial

A section for newbies and for people who need some refreshing of their Perl knowledge. If you have questions or suggestions about the articles, let me know and I'll try to make the necessary changes. The included articles are from the Perl Maven Tutorial and are part of the Perl Maven eBook.


Perl 6

2019.04 Summer of Code!

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)


DevOps

Deploying to Kubernetes at ZipRecruiter

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Describing a bunch of tools created at ZR and the process for getting an app deployed. There is nothing Perl-specific in this, but it can be very much relevant to anyone doing DevOps related tasks.

Limit Bitbucket pipelines to specific branches

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Pipelines is the name of the CI SASS solution Bitbucket provides. Here are some configuration tips.


Weekly collections

Event reports

Meet Perl at FOSDEM 2019 in Brussels, Belgium: booth, Saturday dinner

by Wendy Van Dijk

It is a bit late to report this now, but this is how the scheduling happened. In any case, thanks for maintaining the Perl presence at FOSDEM every year!


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 love-fest of job satisfaction

What if you had a job you loved, and that job helped other people find jobs they loved?

Perl mentor needed for large and growing team - train the next generation of Perl developers in London

Can you help guide and grow the experience of junior Perl developers?

Junior Perl developer needed to help a charity and giving-focused team in Kent, UK

Get on the road to career growth while making a positive impact for the world

Could you service an audience of 10 Million+?

Sometimes when young companies reach a certain level of success, complacency sets in. The culture (subtly) shifts from entrepreneurial to bureaucratic. That’s not this client.



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