2013.07.10 in #103
Arrays vs. Lists in Perl: What's the Difference?
Mike Friedman provides a detailed explanation to the phenomenon. I think one of the commenters put it quite right, that basically lists are 'array literals'. There are of course differences, just as there are differences between $x and a string 'abcd' you could put in that scalar variable. (OK, between lists and arrays there might be a few more edge cases.)
2013.11.08 in #120
Floating Points Podcast: Perl and MongoDB
Mike Friedman talks about Perl and MongoDB with the fine folks at Huffington Post.
2014.02.28 in #136
Building Scalable, Distributed Job Queues with Redis and Redis::Client
Mike Friedman at YAPC::NA 2012 - 32 min talk.
2014.06.04 in #150
Removing Perl Boilerplate with Import::Into
Perl 5.20 gives us a few more shiny tools to play with, but enabling them usually requires a line or two more of boilerplate code at the top of your files. Mike Friedman wants the former very much, but isn't too keen on the latter.
2014.06.10 in #151
Automating Stratopan Releases with Perl's Dist::Zilla
Mike Friedman introduces his new module Dist::Zilla::Plugin::UploadToStratopan that allows you to automatically upload new private releases to Stratopan, the cloud-based private CPAN.
2016.01.07 in #233
Exploring Perl 6: Up and Running
A short primer on Perl 6. What's the terminology, where to get it, and the first few things to know to get you going.
2016.01.12 in #234
Exploring Perl 6: Meta Operators
Mike continues his exploration of Perl 6, by looking at some meta operators.
2016.01.14 in #234
Exploring Perl 6: Signatures, Part 1
An introduction to subroutine signatures in Perl 6.
2016.01.18 in #235
Further Perl 6 Adventures
A recap on the 5 Perl 6 articles written by Mike.
2016.02.05 in #237
Exploring Perl 6: Signatures, Part 2
Class constraints with and without a where block. Promising the type of the returned value. Introspection: How to find out about the constraints during run-time.
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