Issue #122 - 2013-11-25 - Over 5_000!

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first, let me just thank you for all the support. There are now more than 5_000 e-mail subscribers reading this newsletter. It is awesome!

By chance, Peteris Krumins has published a book about Perl one-liners and there is a 30% discount code for the Perl Weekly subscribers. (See below.)

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Gabor Szabo


Back-End Blacksmith

Do you take pride in your craft and want to have fun() at the same time? Are you a geek? Join the team of iwantmyname from anywhere.


How to command the command line?

by Peter Krumins (PKRUMINS)

Perl one-liners written by Peteris Krumins has just been published by No Starch Press. Read my review and if you would like to buy it, you can use the discount code PERLWEEKLY. It's 30% off and is valid for the next 10 days.


The strict Pragma is a Cultural Marker

Do you have special feelings when you see code that has 'use strict' in it? What if you notice that it does NOT have 'use strict'? How does that change your expectation from the code? How do you see your future with that code?


PDL show of hands

Chris Marshall, the maintainer of PDL (Perl Data Language) distribution, is lookinf for input for the future direction of PDL. Please read the questions on the announcement, and send an e-mail to him to: devel.chm.01 at


Claiming your CPAN authorship at Google

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Are you a CPAN author? Do you think that your module is useful? Even to people who use Google as their search engine? Here is a way you can help Google show your module in a more personal way.


Test::Class::MOP now has an 'is testcase' trait

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Ovid continues his work on the perl5-mop based port of Test::Class.


Oh My Glob

by Rob Hoelz (RHOELZ)

Do you know how import works in Perl? Do you know what \*STDOUT means? Do you know how to create a function on the fly? Rob Hoelz explains all that.


Something Fishy

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Command-line perldoc, dzil and got completion from your favorite Yanick. Screenshows.


Perl Website Survey

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

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).


Built In Perl

by Tudor Constantin (TCONST)

Tudor Constantin has announced a new web site built by Evozon featuring start-up companies that rely on Perl. Do you work for one? Do you own one? Do you want to get featured?



How To Be A Web UI Developer

by Casey West (CWEST)

(48:55) - Casey West gives a quick overview of Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate, Modernizr, Shims, Respond.js, Mimosa, Stylus, and a lot of other front-end tools and libraries.

A Date with Perl

(52:18) Dave Rolsy, author of the DateTime module explains about Daylight Saving Time, Leap seconds and the difficulty to make sane computation with dates and times.

Perl 6

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

How to get the last character of a string in Perl?

An almost legitimate use-case for chop!

Count the frequency of words in text using Perl

Counting how many times a given (sub)string appears in a given text is a very common task where Perl is a perfect fit.

Hacking Meta::CPAN - the first steps

Do you use MetaCPAN or Do you know you easily make changes to MetaCPAN to provide you better information? In this article I show the first few steps and a small change that was already accepted and deployed.


I usually list the next 3-4 events here. The list of all the events can be found on the web site. If your Perl event is not listed there, please let me know.

London Perl Workshop (LPW 2013)

Saturday 30th November 2013 at Westminster University

German Perl Workshop (GPW 2014)

March 26-28, 2014, Hannover, Germany

YAPC::NA 2014

June 23-25, 2014, Orlando FL

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