Issue #142 - 2014-04-14 - Heartbleed and Perl sites

latest | archive | edited by Gabor Szabo
This edition was made possible by the supporters of our cause.
Don't miss the next issue!


enjoy the articles!

Gabor Szabo


We're Hiring Perl Software Developers - Grant Street Group

We are a growing software company using open source software/modern Perl practices to build innovative e-payment, auction, and tax collection web applications. We're looking for talented, motivated professionals committed to flawless work and customer service.
Please apply online


Perl language's popularity hits all-time low

Infoworld trying to make another populistic assertion based on the biased, and incorrect TIOBE index, ran by the well known Perl-hater Paul Jansen. Unfortunately, other stats seem to show similar trends. The question: do you mind? And if you do: What do you do in order to change the trend?

Why Companies Turn Me Down For Contracts

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

The story telling capabilities of Ovid are clearly good. In this article, he explains how searching for the next contract takes away time he could spend on writing open source code, and how you could help by getting your employer to hire him.

Vim::X Update

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick Champoux explains how preparing the Perl Weekly was made easier for him by adding special keys to Vim that will run a Perl script to fetch information from a web site and update the currently edited file.

Dada Mail Seven Released! Rejoice!

by Justin Simoni (JJSIMONI)

Dada Mail is a web-based mailing list manager, written in Perl.




Learning the Perl Debugger: Lesson 2

Chisel continues to show the built-in debugger of Perl. This time, it is about inspecting variables using p and x.

Reading Code - Plack

Eric Johnson started a series of articles explaining the implementation of Plack, the implementation of PSGI.


Why did Extutils::ParseXS fail tests after building perl on Windows 8.1?

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Sinan Unur is fighting with the compilation of Perl on his brand new Windows machine. The solution is in linking with the 64-bit libraries.


I guess you've already heard about the serius security bug found in OpenSSL. This is just a reminder and a few articles related to Perl sites

Recovering from Heartbleed

by Mike Doherty (DOHERTY)

Mike Doherty (doherty) explains the recovery process and includes a link to the perl script of Steffen Ullrich for checking for the SSL Heartbleed vulnerability.

Abandon Ship! It's Time to Ditch OpenSSL

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

Timm Murray from the Wumpus Cave has a suggestion for you. Use NSS instead of OpenSSL.



Maintaining the Perl 5 Core: Report for Month 6 (March 2014)

by Dave Mitchell

The report of Dave Mitchell.


For each

Learn Perl with Emma Howson.


Perl Encryption Primer

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

One hour presentation given by Timm Murray at the monthly meetings of the MadMongers in Madison, WI.

Perl 6

Speshial things

The Perl 6 weekly reports a bunch of performance improvements in Rakudo.

Optimization, concurrency, and Moar

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan Worthington provides more details on the recent developments in Rakudo.

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Can't locate inc/Module/

A special case of missing module error when you might try to install a module straight from its version control system.

Sorting mixed strings

How would you sort the following strings: foo_11, bar_2_abc, moo_3 based on the numbers in it?


Perl-related events

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

You know, you could get the Perl Weekly right in your mailbox. Every Week.
Free of charge!

Just ONE e-mail each Monday. Easy to unsubscribe. No spam. Your e-mail address is safe.
Perl Weekly on Twitter RSS Feed of the Perl Weekly. Updated once a week