Issue #397 - 2019-03-04 - GSOC - TPF is participating again!

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Hi!

First, let me thank all the people who sent me responses to my question about DevOps two weeks ago. They were very interesting.

Second, I am sort of happy that this week was a bit short on articles as I am putting together this edition while on vacation in Andorra trying to practice my Spanish. Wow, they speak fast and skip parts of the words. Not to mention that often they speak a language that is clearly not Spanish, but has many words in it that I could recognize. I guess it was Catalan, but I have not figured out if Catalan has a lot of common words with Spanish or if they just freely mixed the two languages. Not to mention the time when they speak French to us. At least then I knew immediately I have no chance. It must be interesting to constantly speak 3-4 languages and try to guess which one to use with which person.

On another note, the dates of the Swiss Perl Workshop were announced. I guess that could be an opportunity to practice German, Italian, and French. Besides English and Perl.

Oh, and then there is the new Perl Banjo. Make sure you check it out!

BTW the German Perl Workshop is just 2 days away!

Anyway, enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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Announcements

Site perlbanjo.com is released! Run and share Perl code in the browser.

by Ivan Bessarabov

On this site you can share your perl code and allow other to also run them on the site in a safe and secure environment.


Code

Web

HTTP requests, simply

by Dan Book (DBOOK)

HTTP::Simple is a new alternative to LWP::Simple and ojo.


CPAN

USB::LibUSB 0.06 released

by Simon Reinhardt

USB::LibUSB was written to replace the older USB::LibUSB which targeted the older and incompatible version of libusb.


GSOC - Google Summer of Code

TPF to participates in Google Summer of Code 2019 as a mentor organization

You can still submit new ideas or propose yourself as a mentor!

RPerl and the Google Summer of Code

by Bennie

If you would like to see and example of a GSOC proposal, look no further.


Grants

Grants: November 2018 votes

There was one proposal to improve Perl 6 Networking Support which was approved and funded.

Call for Grant Proposals (March 2019 Round)

The application deadline for this round is 23:59 March 15th UTC.


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.

Using the Open Weather Map API with Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I like preparing simple, but full examples that can work out of the box. That's why I prepare them when I have the time.


Monthly

Monthly Report - February

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

If you need inspiration for doing stuff and improving yourself constantly, this is the place to look at!


Perl 6

Other

Running a bakery on Emacs and PostgreSQL

by Piers Cawley (PDCAWLEY)

A wonderful example of how mixing a hacker at heart with the rigth amount of dough can get you superb performance.


Weekly collections

Event reports

London.pm - First Tech Meet of the year 2019

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Were you ever wondering what's going on at the Tech Meetings of the London Perl Mongers? Now you can take a peek with the help of Mohammad.


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

Swiss Perl Workshop 2019

August 16-17, 2019 Flörli Olten, Switzerland


Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

https://perl.careers/jobs/love-independent-music-hipster-not-a-dirty-word-to-you-drive-forward-independent-music-with-perl-in-london/

A fun opportunity for an intermediate Perl developer who would like to support independent music

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

Are you looking for a place to help you grow in your career as a developer?

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

Would you like to help guide and grow the experience of junior Perl developers?

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.

A love-fest of job satisfaction

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



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