Issue #9 - 2011-09-26 - Poll: What would you like to read about?

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Hi there!

I am running a poll asking you 'What articles would you like to read?' See below.

The Belgian Perl Workshop has just been announced

It is getting harder to keep the number of posts low in the Perl Weekly. People just write too many interesting things.

Anyway, to the posts:


Headlines

Perl Polls: What articles would you like to read?

I've launched the Perl polls web site with the first poll asking where you get Perl news and what articles would you like to read?

Perl 5.15.3 released

Ahmad M. Zawawi (azawawi) reports that a new development version of perl was released and shows how to install it.


Articles

Abstracting the company away (part 2)

In this part SaweyerX explains how in their company called Kitties Inc. they abstract away all the database access and authentication issues in a separate role.

Perl and Parsing 9: 'Use' and the Ruby Slippers

Jeffrey Kegler, in his Ocean of Awareness explains the 'use' statement of Perl. Probably way more than you'd every want to know about it. Unless of course, you would like to understand how it works. It's not easy so Jeffrey get some help from the Wizard of Oz.

Enchant closures for better debugging output

On the Effective Perl Programming site, brian d foy develops the MagicalCodeRef module to allow you to see, well, more or less, what is in a code-ref without execution the code.

Automating Telephony with Perl and Twilio

Scott Wiersdorf explains how Twillo works and how the Perl API of Twillo can be used to make synthesized phone calls. From Perl.

Notes from Damian Conway's sessions at OSCON 2011

Andy Lester (petdance) shares his notes from two sessions of Damian Conway at OSCON: The Conway Channel, and (Re)Developing in Perl 6.


Discussion

Perl 5.16 and Beyond

Jesse Vincent, the pumking of Perl posted his vision how Perl 5 will evolve in the coming years. This is a textual version of his presentation at YAPC. Originally posted to the Perl 5 porters mailing list and here re-posted and discussed on LWN.

Using strict is hard, let's just use Moose;

Fred Moyer (Phred) wonders how come Moose users don't use strict. 'somethingdoug' comes to the rescue and explains it very nicely but eventually points out the educational problem in the lack of use strict statements in Moose using code.


Code

I <3/> XML::Rabbit

This is a short entry by Mark Gardner but important as it shows how a little (positive!) feedback to a CPAN author goes a long way to get thing rolling further. Robin Smidsrød, the author of XML::Rabbit commented on the blog and made some improvements to the module. Now we only need to understand what is XML::Rabbit?

Introducing Plack::Test::Agent

This is actually the third article in a short few days in which chromatic is exploring how to test a Plack application. This is all part of the big plan to write the little Plack book. You'll find the other articles linked from this one.

PocketIO - realtime applications for Plack

This looks like another awesome project by Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (vti) porting SocketIO from Node.JS to Perl.


Rakudo

Simple::Redis Perl 6 module

Woodi (slunski) started to build a Perl 6 interface to Redis, the key-value store.


Parrot

Testing

Mocking LWP::UserAgent

Mike Doherty writes about mocking web access using LWP::UserAgent so you won't depend on the current availability of the Internet for your tests.


CPAN

New release of Method::Signatures

After half a year of silence Method::Signatures got a new release with some substantial changes.


Events

Belgian Perl Workshop

October 15, 2011, in 'The Hub' in Brussels, Belgium

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