Issue #164 - 2014-09-15 - Padre is now on GitHub

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I am impressed that the relatively small 'Swiss Perl Workshop' is still getting reports. I wish people attending other Perl events were that enthusiastic as well. Was this the weather? (which apparently is the 'topic of the week'), or have they just received too much chocolate?

Anyway, enjoy your week! ~szabgab

Gabor Szabo


Padre is now on Github

by Kaare Rasmussen (KAARE)

After a long long waiting period, finally Kaare Rasmussen stepped up and JFDI-ed. Using some earlier preparations by Kevin Dawson he converted the Padre repository that had about 100 separate projects in it, into 100 GitHub repositories. There is still a lot to do around the move, but we have already seen some activities around the repositories. It is a great opportunity to revive this project that has been almost dormant for 2 years.


Parsing: a timeline

by Jeffrey Kegler (JKEGL)

Jeffrey Kegler writes about the history of parsing things and how it got to Marpa.

Get a weather report at the terminal with Perl

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David Farrell explains how to us WWW::Wunderground.::API to find out what os the weather like in New York. Down to the hour.

Leveraging the API

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Apparently Dave Jacoby is also interested what's the weather like, but he used a different source for his information. He directly talks to the web API using LWP::UserAgent and JSON.

Thoughts on craftsmanship: Worth Striving For

by Buddy Burden (BAREFOOT)

As usual, Buddy Burden provides excellent explanation why it is good for business to let your employees enjoy what they do and be proud of their work.


What Do You Want Your YAPC To Be?

by Daisuke Maki (DMAKI)

Daisuke Maki (Lestrrat) who organized YAPC::Asia in the past 6 years (or so) gives his thoughts on what was the goal of YAPC::Asia and how it can attract 1,300 attendees? see also reddit.


If your core perl documentation uses =encoding, please test the new perldoc release

by Mark Allen (MALLEN)

You don't want perldoc to break your code, do you? Mark Allen is asking you to make sure the next release won't break it either.


Some new MetaCPAN features

Get the documentation in EPUB or MOBI format; Show more than 20 results at a time. If you are a CPAN author, have an overview of your modules in dashboard.


Invite Me (Virtually) To Your Next Perl Meetup

by Jeffrey Thalhammer (THALJEF)

Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer, author of Perl::Critic and Pinto has started to give on-line presentations to Perl Monger groups. A nice experiment. Try it!


Maintaining Perl 5: Grant Report for Month 13

by Tony Cook (TONYC)

Tony Cook reports

More Perl::Lint Progress

by Taiki Kawakami (MOZNION)

Taiki Kawakami is working on a new static analyzer for Perl 5.

Outreach Program for Women: Intern's Summary

Pattawan Kaewduangdee finished her Summer project on MetaCPAN with a visit to YAPC::Asia. This is her report to TPF.

September 2014 Grant Proposals

TPF has received 5 grant proposal and is now waiting for your input. You can ask questions or just let them know what do you think.

Core Perl

The Perl Roadmap

An opinion on the discussion form last week by Augie De Blieck Jr.


Growing Perl Developers

In this talk Nicholas Perez describes how they hire senior level programmers without any Perl background and turn them into Perl programmers. (25 min talk, 25 min QA)

DTrace War Stories

Shawn Moore described how he used DTrace as a last resort finding the source of some really strange issues. (20 min talk)

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

How to get the index of specific element (value) of an array?

Using grep, List::MoreUtils::first_index and a temporary hash.

How to sort a hash of hashes by value?

You can't really sort a hash, can you? So how could you sort a HoH, a Hash of Hashes?

Event reports

2014 Swiss Perl Workshop redux

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian d foy writes about his experience, and the human aspect that needs to go into any project if we want it to be successful.

Perl 6 – Is it there yet?

Jussi Kinnula reports from YAPC:EU in Bulgaria


PPW 2014 Call for Talks

The Perl Foundation put out a call for talks for the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop to be held between 7-9 November, 2014. Talk submission dead-line: September 26th. - I am glad TPF takes a bit more active role in the promotion of some of the Perl events, though I am not sure what made PPW special about it? I don't recall announcements of any other Perl Workshop. Not even YAPC::NA.

Perl-related events

In the following cities: Hancock (NY/USA), Itapema (SC/Brasil), Salzburg (Austria), Barcelona (Spain), London (UK)

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