Issue #157 - 2014-07-28 - Barcelona or London?

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I am back from my vacation in Barcelona and the news in the Perl world is that there is going to be a Perl workshop in Barcelona, and on the very same day London will also hold its annual Perl Workshop. Look for the details at the end of the newsletter!

In other news Neil Bowers is busy preparing all of us for 'CPAN-day' coming up in 2 weeks. - See the articles below.

Enjoy! ~szabgab

Gabor Szabo


Writing private functions in Perl

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil Bowers explains several ways to make functions 'private'. Some are by convention (prefixing the name with an underscore), others are experimental (lexical sub), yet others require additional modules from CPAN (Sub::Private). You have a choice how private do you want the functions to be.

Calculating Probability

Article published on Linux Magazine by Mike Schilli. (most of the article is for paying readers only)


Testing with Perl

A collection of Perl Maven articles and screencasts about testing using Perl.


The Unicode section of our style guide

Learn how does Lokku/Nestoria handle Unicode in Perl. Without much theory, just the useful bits.


by brian d foy (BDFOY)

I remember when I first started to teach Perl using a slide-deck provided by the training company. It taught all kinds of thing people hardly used. Including format. It is probably not very useful today, but if you are interested, brian d foy has just published the part of the 'Learning Perl' book that covered this feature of perl.

Perlweekly Confidential: Corralling News

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick shares his new toy, how he gathers news items from RSS feeds to build the Perl Weekly on the weeks when he is the editor.

(?P<NAME>...) vs (?<NAME>...)

by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

Steven Haryanto explains how to make your named captures (in regexes) more similar in Perl and Python by using the 'P' prefix.




Dezi is a search engine platform based on Swish3, Apache Lucy, OpenSearch and Plack. Peter Karman has just finished porting it to Moose.

The ghost of CPAN Days past

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

CPAN day is on 14th August. Last week Neil Bowers urged us to do something special. This time he tell us what happened on that very special day in every one of the last 19 years.

Give your modules a good abstract

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil Bowers helps us make our modules more findable by people. In a separate article he also suggests how to write good synopsis for our modules to make it easier to get started.


Let's top

by Mark Keating

Mark Keating, the marketing manager of the Perl Foundation, is calling you to follow Kent Fredric on GitHub in order to give Perl developers a better representation in the list.


Past few weeks with MetaCPAN.

Talina Shrotriya provides update on her GSOC grant - 'Starring of Modules' and 'Web of Trust'.


Github, Travis-CI and Perl

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave Cross talked at the technical meeting of the London Perl Mongers.


Performance Profiling with Devel::NYTProf

Tim Bunce explains the various views you can generated using the profiler he maintenance, and then provides lots of suggestions how to improve the speed of your code. (50 min presentation from YAPC::NA)

Perl 6

Weekly collections


Perl-related events

In the following cities: Sofia (Bulgaria), Tokyo (Japan), Flörli Olten (Switzerland), Hancock (NY/USA), Itapema (SC/Brasil), Salzburg (Austria), Barcelona (Spain), London (UK)

Barcelona Perl Workshop

8 November, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

London Perl Workshop - LPW2014

8 November, 2014, London, UK

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