Comparing booleans in Perl
Andrew shows two of the ways you might compare the boolean true-or-false'ness of two scalars in Perl. Hopefully most of the time readability would win out :-)
2013.04.24 in #92
Role up! Role up! (but keep hold of your Moose and make your meta immutable)
Andrew Solomon shows how to add dynamic roles to your *objects* and how do you make sure you are not trying to add them to the class.
2013.11.22 in #122
Perl Website Survey
Andrew Solomon is running a small, one-page survey on Perl and web. Please fill it out in the next 48 hours and if you don't forget, please mention that you read about the survey in the Perl weekly. (I think the 5th question can have this information).
2014.02.11 in #134
Snapshot 2014* - Perl on the Web
The results of the survey of the Perl Web Development job market conducted by Andrew Solomon.
2014.06.17 in #152
Why Learn Perl? Interview 1 - Michael Rupp, Polyglot
Andrew Solomon who is running Perl courses via Geekuni has interviews Michael Rupp, one of his students.
2014.06.25 in #153
Why Learn Perl? Interview 2 - Andy Beverley, Serial Entrepreneur
Andrew Solomon keeps interviewing his students at Geekuni.
2014.07.02 in #154
Why Learn Perl? Interview 3 - Savio Dimatteo, Established Perl Developer
The 3rd interview by Andrew Solomon
2014.07.13 in #155
Why Learn Perl? Interview 4 - Emma Howson, Graduate and Emerging Perl Dancer
Andrew Solomon interviews Emma Howson, a young, nascent Perl developer (and author of the PerlAdventures blog which appears here from time to time).
2014.08.06 in #159
Perl as a career option
Andrew Solomon has been interviewed by Linux Career covering quite a few topic from 'Modern Perl' via web development to 'how to get started with Perl'.
2015.01.20 in #236
Quick and Dirty: Vim highlighting and tag matching for HTML and Perl's Template Toolkit
A quick trick for vim jockeys to be able to jump back and forth between opening and closing tags within ToolkitTemplate tags.
2015.02.16 in #186
Predict language popularity in 5 years
In this survey that you can complete within 1 minute, Andrew is trying to predict which languages will be popular 5 years from now.
2015.05.04 in #198
How to install different versions of Perl
Showing how to use perlbrew to 'upgrade' Perl.
2015.06.14 in #203
Statefulness and cookies - three ways to implement sessions
Cookies. They are delicious. Or, at the very least, darn useful in a web framework context. Andrew shows three different ways they can be used in Dancer2.
2015.06.14 in #203
Perl Essentials course at YAPC::EU
Andrew is very keen to attract Perl Beginners into the community and feel included at the conference, so he is offering a one-day training class for people new to Perl. If you know anyone who might be interested and who needs an excuse for a vacation in Granada, Spain, signing up to this course is the perfect solution!
2015.07.08 in #207
Does Certification Matter For Programmers?
Andrew acknowledges that certification for programmers can split a crowd, but that some managers like to see it. Geekuni has introduced certification for its Perl and web development courses.
2015.08.16 in #212
The Perl Community
Any online community is pretty much a herd of cats. But it could be argued that the Perl community is even a disparater clowder than most. Preparing his panel for YAPC::EU, Andrew muses on what constitute the community, and how to extend it even further.
2015.09.30 in #219
State of the Geek 2015
Geekuni did a survey on which programming languages its users are mostly working in, and which ones they wishes they'd use more. The results are in.
2015.10.17 in #221
Interviews - George Karpodinis, Adzuna
Adzuna (founded 2011) is a crowd-funded job search engine operating in 11 countries with its headquarters in London, UK. George Karpodinis is lead developer at Adzuna.
2015.11.10 in #225
Alexis Sukrieh, choreographer of Perl's Dancer community
Andrew interviews Alexis Sukrieh and traces back with him the genesis of its creation, the Dancer micro-web framework.
2015.11.18 in #226
A gentle crash course on Perl in London
Developers of all programming languages are invited to the London Perl Workshop on December 12. There will be a free 2 hour hands-on course with the highlights of Perl, its community and its ecosystem so that the attendees are well prepared when they encounter it in the wild.
2016.01.31 in #238
How To Grow a Development Team ... Hotel California Style!
Andrew shares his tips for minimising churn while growing a development team.
2016.03.06 in #241
The flip-flop - chic for geeks
Andrew shows how to use the flip-flop operator in Perl, and links to further reading from other Perl bloggers.
2016.04.16 in #247
Interview - Perl's Pumpking Ricardo Signes
If you wonder what is a Pumpking, or if that is even a word, check out what Rik, the outgoing Pumpking says about it.
2016.11.23 in #279
FREE Perl courses in London
Are you near London? If so, you might be interested in two free Perl courses -- one introduction and one on Dancer2 web development -- that will be given on December 3rd.
2017.10.28 in #327
Perl string concatenation and repetition
Remember that 'x' is different to '*' and lists are different to arrays,
2017.12.17 in #335
Moo: One approach to terminating the process when attributes of a dynamically assigned role are missing
2018.01.30 in #341
The challenge of recruiting Perl developers
Reduce the technical debt. Make the code your developers need to maintain saner. Provide Perl Training. Or read what the Redditors say.
2018.06.03 in #358
Growing your Perl Team BOF
Andrew is running this Birds of a Feather at the up-coming YAPC::EU in Glasgow.
2018.10.14 in #377
Case Study - Geekuni at Booking.com, 2018
Instead of trying to hire just 'Perl developers' Booking is hiring developers in general and teaches them how to write in Perl. Sounds as if they invented the wheel, but it is really just common sense. Other companies might take similar route.
2018.10.14 in #377
YAPC BoF How to grow your Perl team
a summary of the 'Growing your Perl Team' BoF at YAPC::EU
2019.05.11 in #407
Cross-training to grow your Perl team
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.
2019.07.01 in #415
How to make Perl training part of the onboarding process
'Demand for Perl developers far outstrips supply in the current job market, so hiring one can be expensive as well as a headache.' but here is a solution.
2019.07.01 in #415
On September 14, there will be some big changes to the way that online payments work in Europe. Unfortunately we aren't 100% sure what they are! This is a thread for tracking new requirements of Net::Stripe
2021.05.03 in #511
The problem learning Perl using Google
There were several earlier attempts to get people to link to modern Perl resources without a lot of success. Let's see if Andrew can get the community to influence Google search results.
2021.05.10 in #512
The support developers need - survey results and actions taken
Andrew presenting the survey results and the actions taken based on the results.
2021.07.05 in #521
Finding a shared vision of Perl
The Perl Foundation (TPF) is conducting research to identify the shared values of the Perl community, and their vision of the Perl ecosystem in years to come.
2022.07.15 in #573
Case Study - Geekuni at Grant Street Group, 2022
This new case study will be helpful for any company looking to expand their Perl team - it's clear about what the challenges are!
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