Issue #98 - 2013-06-10 - YAPC is Over, Reruns Season on YouTube Just Begins

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YAPC::NA came and went and, by all accounts seen so far, was a smashing success. For those not fortunate enough to have been present, a plethora of videos and slidedecks are now flooding YouTube and the various blogs -- hunt these down in the 'Slides and Videos' section. Beside those talk links, this week has been fairly quiet, a side-effect of having a huge portion of the Perl community being busy having a jolly good time. However, fear not: we can safely expect blogging volumes to return to normal next week, as hackers slowly trickle back to their keyboards. ~Yanick


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Articles

Are You Ready For the Atwitterpocalypse?

Yanick reminds us that the end is nigh. In this case, the end of Twitter's support of version 1 of their REST API (which is due for June 11th). Is your code, and the plugins of your web framework updated and ready to weather the storm?

Thanking the Perl Community for an Awesome YAPC

It was Brent Laabs's first YAPC. He liked it.

The vertical tab is part of \s in Perl 5.18

Did you know that, up to perl v5.18, the vertical tab wasn't part of the \s character class. Or, let's be honest: did you even remember that there is such a thing as a vertical tab? brian d foy reviews for us how the space classes changed between perl v5.10 and v5.18.

Perl 5.18 new features

Want to know, bullet-point-style, what's new in perl v5.18. brian d foy gives it to you, unadorned.

Experimental features now warn (reaching back to v5.10)

Perl v5.18 has this new experimental feature that warns if your code use things that are not totally set in stone yet. brian d foy goes over the features that trigger experimental warnings and, just as important, shows us how to hush those warnings.


Testing

A Test::Class Anti-Pattern

You have test fixtures that you need to run in a certain order. So you name them 'aaa_first()', 'bbb_second()', right? Wrong! That's a classic anti-pattern, and Ovid shows us how to deal with ordering fictures in a much more elegant way.


Code

Slideshows in Vroom: So Noted

When writing slidedecks, you want the presentation software to be as inobstrusive as possible. In fact, you probably want writing slides to be as easy as jolting notes on your favorite editor. That's pretty much what Buddy Burden thought, too. Hence, meet Vroom, a vi-based slideshow.

Galuga Reborn!

Every hacker, sooner or later, will come up with their own template system or blog engine. In this instance, Yanick comes up with the second generation of his blog engine. And his own templating system. And a few other things.


Slides & Videos

YAPC::NA 2013 Links From a Non-Attendee

You missed YAPC::NA? Well, you're in luck: Brian Wisti has compiled as much of the links to the videos and slides of the talks as it is humanly possible in this blog entry.

Agile Database Development Tutorial

David Wheeler was in Ottawa a few weeks ago, and gave a talk entitled "Agile Database Development with Git, Sqitch, and pgTAP". Here are the slidedeck'ed evidences.

Videos from the Polish Perl Workshop

Just in case the YAPC::NA videos aren't enough for your visual appetite.

DBIx::Class Talk at SVPerl

It began with a Catalyst talk. They wanted more. So Laufeyjarson now talks about DBIx::Class.


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