Issue #139 - 2014-03-24 - QA Hackathon is over - lots of reports

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QA Hackathon

The Perl QA Hackathon 2014 in Lyon is over

by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

This is the summary of the summaries with quotes from all the other posts and links to them. I am impressed both by what they accomplished at the QA Hackathon and maybe even more, by the amount of reporting they provided.




Perl Encryption Primer: One Time Pads Are Too Awesome To Use

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

Timm Murray, a resident of the Wumpus Cave, explains what is a One Time Pad (OTP), how it is the perfect encryption system, and why we should never use it.

Perl Encryption Primer: Block Ciphers

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

Timm Murray writes about DES, the old standard for encryption, 3DES and Rijndael, also known as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The new standard that cannot be brute-forced.

Linux Takeover Artists Fling 35M Spam Messages Daily

So Perl is used in the industry... (shared by Tony D)


Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 5 (Feb 2014)

by Dave Mitchell

The grant report of Dave Mitchell.

TPF Grant Progress Report: March 2014

by Jeffrey Thalhammer (THALJEF)

This is the Pinto grant of Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer.

TPF is now participating on Amazon Smile

If you enroll your Amazon account to Amazon Smile and select The Perl Foundation as the charitable organization, they will receive a donation of 0.5% of all qualifying purchases you make at - I don't know what kind of items are qualifying but remember, the official name of TPF is "Yet Another Society". That's what you need to select if you'd like to get the donations to TPF.


Perl 6

Week 11 of 2014

by Timo Paulssen

The Perl 6 weekly blog

Perl 6 on steroids: Through The Window

Tadeusz Sosnierz (tadzik) is writing about game development using Perl 6.

Parsing indented text

by Carl Mäsak

Carl Mäsak shows how to parse Python using Perl 6.

Other is a year old

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David Farrell shares some stats of his (their?) website. 17,000 visitors in February 2014, and pages per visit is 1.5. He wants to grow the visitor count to 70,000 in the next year.

Which modules do you use?

As explained in the article, I'd like to build a list of CPAN modules which people and companies use in their applications. I am interested both in open source and closed source applications. Both in 'commonly use' modules and the ones that only you might be using.

Vim::X - VimL is Eldritch, Let's Write Perl!

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick Champoux is interfacing Vim with Perl.


Le sexe et la violence en Suisse

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

Google tells me it is about Sex and violence in Switzerland. And it is categorized as a training event.

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Lvalue substr - replace part of a string

Using substr as an Lvalue isn't really a recommended practice, but sometimes people use it, so it might be interesting to see an example.

EduMaven - course slides in Perl, Python, PHP, Dart and more

The site has almost 400 pages already, Perl has 60. It is still at the beginning, but you can probably already learn quite a few new things there.


Perl-related events

In the following cities: Hannover (DE), Cluj (RO), Swindon (UK), Utrecht (NL), Silver Spring, (MD/USA), Poznan (PL), Prague (CZ), Oslo (NO), Paris (FR), Kiev (UA), Orlando (FL/USA), Sofia (BG), Flörli Olten (CH)

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