Issue #407 - 2019-05-13 - What do you do when you can't find a job as 'Perl developer'?

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Hi there,

it isn't new that the market for 'Perl developers' is shrinking. What do you do in order to maintain your employability? What will you do (or what have you done) if you can't find a new job as 'Perl developer'? Alternatively, what do you do so you'll keep finding 'Perl developer' jobs for yourself? (BTW have you tried at the end of this newsletter?)

Write a blog post about it or write me in person!

In any case enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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Articles

Debugging compile time code (debugging BEGIN block)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

It is not a good practice to put a lot of code in a BEGIN block or in the body of a module that gets executed at compile time, but we have all encountered code like that. How can you debug such code?

MTA-STA for Exim, thanks to Perl

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

MTA-STS (RFC8461) is a new standard that makes it possible to send downgrade-resistant email over SMTP. In that sense, it is like an alternative to DANE. It does this by piggybacking on the browser Certificate Authority model.


Discussion

Reddit: After 2020, European Perl conferences are over

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

While the title is admitedly a clickbait, in reality I am afraid it is also true. But prove me wrong.


Code

Map::Tube v3.62 - UPDATE

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Make it easier to format a route, by making the route object more self-aware.

Renaming modules from the command line

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Renaming a file in git is easy. Renaming a module is always a pain as you need to change the name of the file. The name of the 'package' inside. Every place where it is used in every other file. Including the tests. You also need to update the documentation. Here is a script that will do it for you. All that without using the word 'refactoring' even once.


Books

CPAN

Grants

Perl Weekly Challenge

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Perl Weekly Challenge - 008

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 007

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Review of last week challenge. There are plenty of great solutions.


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.

Add (conditional) debugger breakpoints to your code

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

What if you have a loop that you'd like to debug but only after it passed 10,000 iterations? Use conditional breakpoints.


Perl 6

Training

Perl Conference 2019 Tutorials, Again

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Dave offers an Introduction to Go course and the Introduction to Moose course. This is most likely the last time.

Cross-training to grow your Perl team

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

In a nutshell: how to train you front-end developers, system administrators, data-analysts to be able to write Perl code so the full-time Perl developers will have time to focus on the more complex tasks. Some pitfalls and how to avoid them.


Weekly collections

Event reports

YAML and more at the Perl Toolchain Summit 2019

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Among many things, a security issue was fixed and Tina mentions that you should not use the default YAML loader on untrusted data. Is this really common knowledge?

PAUSE Projects at PTS 2019

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

What is PAUSE and what does it do? Why is it important for you? How do we knoe PAUSE works properly? What has been done at the Perl Toolchain Summit (PTS)?


Events

French Perl Workshop 2019

June 19-22, 2019 Strasbourg, France

European PerlCon 2019

August 7-9, 2019 Riga, Latvia

Swiss Perl Workshop 2019

August 16-17, 2019 Flörli Olten, Switzerland


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