Issue #142 - 2014-04-14 - Heartbleed and Perl sites

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Articles

Perl language's popularity hits all-time low

Infoworld trying to make another populistic assertion based on the biased, and incorrect TIOBE index, ran by the well known Perl-hater Paul Jansen. Unfortunately, other stats seem to show similar trends. The question: do you mind? And if you do: What do you do in order to change the trend?

Why Companies Turn Me Down For Contracts

The story telling capabilities of Ovid are clearly good. In this article, he explains how searching for the next contract takes away time he could spend on writing open source code, and how you could help by getting your employer to hire him.

Vim::X Update

Yanick Champoux explains how preparing the Perl Weekly was made easier for him by adding special keys to Vim that will run a Perl script to fetch information from a web site and update the currently edited file.

Dada Mail Seven Released! Rejoice!

Dada Mail is a web-based mailing list manager, written in Perl.


Discussion

Testing

Code

Learning the Perl Debugger: Lesson 2

Chisel continues to show the built-in debugger of Perl. This time, it is about inspecting variables using p and x.

Reading Code - Plack

Eric Johnson started a series of articles explaining the implementation of Plack, the implementation of PSGI.


CPAN

Why did Extutils::ParseXS fail tests after building perl on Windows 8.1?

Sinan Unur is fighting with the compilation of Perl on his brand new Windows machine. The solution is in linking with the 64-bit libraries.


Heartbleed

I guess you've already heard about the serius security bug found in OpenSSL. This is just a reminder and a few articles related to Perl sites

Recovering from Heartbleed

Mike Doherty (doherty) explains the recovery process and includes a link to the perl script of Steffen Ullrich for checking for the SSL Heartbleed vulnerability.

Abandon Ship! It's Time to Ditch OpenSSL

Timm Murray from the Wumpus Cave has a suggestion for you. Use NSS instead of OpenSSL.

Security: Heartbleed Vulnerability

Stratopan was updated.


Fun

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Tutorials

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Videos

Perl Encryption Primer

One hour presentation given by Timm Murray at the monthly meetings of the MadMongers in Madison, WI.


Perl 6

Speshial things

The Perl 6 weekly reports a bunch of performance improvements in Rakudo.

Optimization, concurrency, and Moar

Jonathan Worthington provides more details on the recent developments in Rakudo.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Can't locate inc/Module/Install.pm

A special case of missing module error when you might try to install a module straight from its version control system.

Sorting mixed strings

How would you sort the following strings: foo_11, bar_2_abc, moo_3 based on the numbers in it?


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