Issue #84 - 2013-03-04 - YAPC::NA Training classes announced

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Hi,

Most of this issue was put together by Yanick, (thanks man!), I only added a few entries and this opening. - I have been waiting for the announcement and I am glad it is out. There are going to be a number of training classes before and after YAPC::NA in the beginning of June. I am responsible for two of the classes. I hope to see many of the Perl Weekly readers at the conference and maybe even in the course.

In the meantime, enjoy the articles!


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Announcements

Dancer and Dancer2 both available on CPAN

YES! To get the ball rolling, Dancer2 now has its own namespace, and has been released on CPAN. Dancer1 also saw its first release of 2013, and has new maintenance stewards.

Catalyst Built-in Support for HTTP Method Dispatching and What's Next?

Like Catalyst? Like REST? John Napiorkowski presents new features of the latest Catalyst, including the option to limit actions to specific HTTP methods.

Foswiki 1.1.8 released

As an echo to the TWiki release of last week, Foswiki 1.1.8 is now out.

Get the most out of YAPC by signing up for Training

YAPC::NA comes with a neat list of satellite classes and courses. Be sure to have a peek and see if anything's for you in the lot.

Notes from a Newbie 10: Authentication/Authorization

This is already the 10th post in what seems to be 'live blogging' while creating a web application using Catalyst on shared hosting.


Testing

Alternative to Test::NoWarnings

Test::NoWarnings: useful, but flawed. David Golden: pragmatic, but impatient. Say hello to his latest module, Test::FailWarnings.


Code

Showing Off Template::Caribou

Timmy had Lassie. What's-her-name had Flipper, and What's-his-face had Skippy. Yanick, it seems, has a pet caribou.

Module::ExtractUse 0.29

domm walks us through a bug-hunt through Module::ExtractUse's codebase.

Visualization of Regular Expression Character Classes

Quick, what's the difference between [:digit:] and [:xdigit:]? If you are not sure, the pretty graph generated by Peteris Krumins might be able to help you.

Pod to HTML

A new Pod to HTML converter is born (Toby Inkster being the happy dad).

Named regex captures

Dominic Humphries discovers named captures, and he likes it.

use constant will surprise you with its evil

Perl. Constants. Eduardo Arino de la Rubia goes "shake-shake-shake" with that Pandora box.

stop shipping MYMETA to CPAN

Sometimes, miyagawa reminds us, local crud (like the MYMETA* files) gets bundled in CPAN distributions, something that could easily be prevented by a few judicious lines in the distribution's MANIFEST.SKIP.

More on constants in perl

Eduardo Arino de la Rubia continues his quest to find which constant module to use. He's been told that Const::Fast is faster, so he benchmarked it.

SDL2 C library API is stabilized

Rejoice, game makers, for Kartik Thakore lets us know that the SDL2 API is stabilizing, and that the work on its Perl bindings is under way.

POD - Plain Old Documentation

Gabor offers us a primer on Perl's very own markup mini-language.


Fun

Catalyst Backlog for Next Release on Play Perl

The title pretty much says it all. Thanks for John Napiorkowski, the list of features for the next Catalyst release is on Play Perl, all ready for your voting and commenting pleasure.


Videos

Introducing cpanm 1.6

A video introduction of cpanm 1.6 by miyagawa. Brace yourself for an onslaught of awesomeness.

Git for Ages 4 And Up

Warm up the popcorn, and prepare to enjoy Schwern's 90 minute presentation on Git.


Perl 6

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorial

Attribute types in Perl classes when using Moose

Continuing the Moose tutorial.


Events

I usually list the next 3-4 events here. The list of all the events can be found on the web site. If your Perl event is not listed there, please let me know.

German Perl Workshop 2013

March 13-15, 2013, Berlin, Germany

Swiss Perl Workshop 2013

March 22, 2013, Bern, Switzerland

Dutch Perl Workshop 2013

April 19, 2013, Arnhem, The Netherlands

DC Baltimore Perl Workshop

April 20, 2013, Baltimore, DC, USA

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