2015.04.07 in #194
Looking for HTML::FormFu patches and contributions
Dean took over the maintainership of HTML::FormFu. You or your team wish to see some new features or bug fixes worked on? Poke him.
2015.07.06 in #206
Sydney PM July 2015
Thursday, 21st July 2015 at 18:00
2015.07.22 in #209
Getting modern with logging via Log4perl
Dean gave a talk to Sydney.PM about Log::Log4perl.
2015.08.13 in #212
Seeking helpers for Net::DHCP
Dean has fired a distress flare. Will any ship nearby answer its call?
2015.08.19 in #213
Getting big without getting fat, in perl
How to grow an ad-hoc script turned into enterprise software without creating a monster? Use the 4 elements of the programmers culture: Config, Logging, Testing, Plugins.
2016.03.24 in #244
A helper managing your PM social media
A few shared tips and tricks for managing the social media presence of a Perl Monger group (or, indeed, any other meet-up group).
2016.11.17 in #278
Perl and Elasticsearch from Sydney PM
2017.06.16 in #308
New Sydney PM website and URL
Sydney.PM has a new website, at a new address, and it looks really great!
2018.09.24 in #374
Sydney Perl Tomorrow! (2018-09-25)
Please join for September meeting of Sydney Perl Mongers.
2018.11.12 in #382
In this blog, Dean, raised very valid and genuine questions how to measure Perl's growth and various ways to promote Perl.
2018.11.22 in #383
DBD::Oracle 1.76 released
2018.12.04 in #385
Thanks for Imager::File::WEBP
Such a rare event. Wonderful!
2018.12.22 in #387
Skeleton Week: Perl plugin for collectd
2018.12.24 in #388
Skeleton Week: Nopaste with mojopaste
In this blog, Dean shows us how Nopaste can be integrated with Mojopaste.
2018.12.27 in #388
Skeleton Week: perl based status page
The nice folk at Fastmail have published their status webpage application "towncrier" as foss on github.
2019.04.03 in #402
Thruk 2.28 released
Dean shares his as user about Thruk.
2019.04.12 in #403
LemonLDAP::NG 2.0.3 released!
2019.05.02 in #406
Monitorix 3.11.0 released
Dean talks about Monitorix, which is FOSS lightweight system monitoring designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible.
2019.05.10 in #407
Reddit: After 2020, European Perl conferences are over
While the title is admitedly a clickbait, in reality I am afraid it is also true. But prove me wrong.
2019.05.12 in #407
MTA-STA for Exim, thanks to Perl
MTA-STS (RFC8461) is a new standard that makes it possible to send downgrade-resistant email over SMTP. In that sense, it is like an alternative to DANE. It does this by piggybacking on the browser Certificate Authority model.
2019.06.11 in #412
Simple Event Correlator v2.8.2
SEC is a lightweight and platform-independent event correlator which runs as a single process. The user can start it as a daemon, employ it in shell pipelines, execute it interactively in a terminal, run many SEC processes simultaneously for different tasks, and use it in a wide variety of other ways.
2019.06.29 in #414
diff-so-fancy strives to make your diffs human readable instead of machine readable. This helps improve code quality and helps you spot defects faster.
2019.07.06 in #415
This is the post that alerted me to the one before.
2019.07.15 in #417
BackupPC 4.3.1 release
BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX, and MacOS PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.
2019.07.18 in #417
Perl jam @Booking.com ML center
Perl event in Tel Aviv
2019.07.26 in #418
It's time to consider avoiding IP fragmentation in the DNS
Do you manage DNS? Then this is for you.
2019.08.07 in #420
Driving in Perl
Redhat just posted a podcast entitled "Diving for Perl" and also (strangely) "Driving in Perl" on some pages.
2019.08.27 in #423
The MongoDB Perl Driver is being deprecated
Anyone wants to volunteer to maintain the MongoDB Perl driver?
2019.08.28 in #423
Shorewall 184.108.40.206 Released
Shorewall is a gateway/firewall configuration tool for GNU/Linux.
2019.10.17 in #430
Change offers amazing opportunites
The Camelia mascot of the language now known as Raku is a brightly coloured metaphor for the transition from Perl 6 to it's new identity.
2019.10.28 in #431
Raku gets its very own subreddit
2019.11.07 in #433
Tabs or spaces for indentation? Statistics on 3.8 million Perl files created in 24 years
A popularity analysis
2019.11.14 in #434
Convos - A multiuser chat application
Dean shared about Convos, which is the simples way to use IRC.
2019.11.16 in #434
LedgerSMB 1.7.3 released
Dean, introduced the LedgerSMB project which aims to prevent small and mid-size businesses from getting locked-in by their accounting software vendor by providing free and open source accounting software, integrating invoicing, order processing, quotations and more (ERP). It's all Perl!
2019.12.12 in #438
Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.3 has been released!
Dean announced the latest release of Apache SpamAssassin.
2019.12.23 in #440
Sympa 6.2.50 released
Dean announced the latest release of Sympa.
2020.01.17 in #443
Shorewall 220.127.116.11 Released!
2020.02.26 in #449
Monitorix 3.12.0 released
Monitorix is lightweight system designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible.
2020.05.01 in #458
New release of RT::Client::REST
Dean shared the details of latest release of RT::Client::REST v0.57.
2020.05.26 in #462
Late May Software Releases
Dean shared details of latest releases of LANraragi v.0.7.0, ZEVENET Community Edition v5.11.1, LedgerSMB 1.7.14 and Sympa 6.2.56.
2020.05.31 in #462
Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020
Dean shared interesting data from the recent Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020.
2020.06.27 in #466
Please not yet-another-oo-system, let's support frameworks
Dean shared his view on OO system in Perl.
2020.07.18 in #469
If you are on Facebook, this is an excellent chance to get a mentor to further improve your knowledge of Perl and to mentor others who are still behind you on the learning curve.
2020.07.28 in #471
Polling for fun and engagement
A poll in the 4000 strong Perl group in Facebook. Oh I've just joined it!
2020.08.24 in #475
Marketing and Branding Survey Results
There are some interesting results there, especially in the comment section of the survey, but what might be even more surprising is what David Hodgkinson pointed out, that there were only 220 responses to the survey. Does that mean that so few people are interested in Perl, or in Marketing Perl, or in The Perl Foundation? Or was the survey not marketed/promoted good enough?
2020.09.14 in #477
Mid September Software Releases 2020
2021.02.05 in #498
Dean shared the news of a maintenance release of MySQL Tuner v1.7.21.
2021.03.10 in #503
A blog post about blog posts
I think I saw some comments from Dean saying that he felt personally offended by the above post by Dave and that it was doing a disservice to the Perl community, but I don't know if this writing is related or not. Interesting.
2021.04.16 in #508
Proposal for Perl Foundation Memberships
Dean shared a proposal for TPF.
2021.05.14 in #512
A Perl Community Dashboard
In the recent TPF Marketing Committee meeting, Dean proposed a plan for a community dashboard.
2021.06.05 in #515
VSCode as a Perl IDE
I have been using VSCode for some time now though not for Perl yet.
2021.11.28 in #540
GivingTuesday Fundraiser for TPF
Do you want to join Dean in supporting a good cause?
2022.01.22 in #548
Call for Papers, Perl & Raku Conference in Houston 2022
The Perl & Raku Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive, technical Conference that celebrates the family of Perl programming languages. Do submit papers if you are keen to give a talk.
2022.02.17 in #552
Please help test big pull request for DBD::Oracle
Do you use DBD::Oracle? If yes then please give it a try.
2022.03.25 in #557
Please test DBD::Oracle v1.90_1
Dean invites anyone using DBD::Oracle to test development release v1.90_1 which should fix a lot of problems.
2022.04.20 in #561
Early bird discount expires 30th April for The Perl and Raku Conf 2022
2022.06.08 in #568
Reconsidering the licensing of Perl code
Licensing is a tricky business. In the post, Dean helping us explain the nitty-gritty.
2022.06.14 in #569
Perl IDE Hackathon 2022
On Tuesday 21st June there will be a Perl IDE Hackathon in the Hackathon room at The Perl and Raku Conference. You can also participate in this event remotely.
2022.07.05 in #572
Debrief: Perl IDE Hackathon 2022
Dean sharing his first hand experience at the recently concluded Perl IDE Hackathon 2022.
2022.07.17 in #573
Ideas from TPRC2022: Tools to help refactor large mature code bases
2022.07.19 in #574
Ideas from TPRC2022: Bug/Task/Issue independent interface and a cli tool
Nice discussion about the need of generalised interface to Bug/Task/Issue trackers.
2022.08.11 in #577
Please relicense from "Perl 5" to MIT or Apache 2.0 license
2022.09.24 in #584
TPF launches merch store for Perl 5
TPF has launched an online store with Perl merchandise celebrating the Perl 5.36 release.
2022.10.20 in #587
Buy a Perl 5.36 mug and support The Perl Foundation
2022.11.26 in #592
An objective criteria for deprecating community platforms
Take a look at the history of community platforms. Interesting ...
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