Issue #169 - 2014-10-20 - TWiki-6.0.1 Released

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APW - the Austrian Perl Workshop has ended and it created a flurry of Perl 6 related blog posts. I am not sure if the activity level of the Perl 6 developer was also substantially increased or not, but we, people who don't follow Perl 6 that closely can suddenly see that things are happening. That's great.

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Enjoy your week! ~szabgab

Gabor Szabo


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Language Identification, Neural Networks and Perl

by Alberto Simões (AMBS)

Alberto Simões has published a module related to a not yet published article. The module, Lingua::Identifier can be already found on CPAN.

A study of code abstraction

A study of code abstraction: Modern developers are shielded from the inner workings of computers and networks thanks to several layers of code abstraction. We'll dig into those layers from a single line of Perl code, down to the bytes that get produced at the bottom of the API stack. (PDF) by Patrick Lambert (reddit)

Perl Maven Pro

The Perl Maven Pro subscribers receive two new articles and screencasts every week. The last week these were the two screencasts:

Creating a testing module

The third and final part of the mini-series in which we tested random numbers, abstracted out a testing function, and them moved it to a module to be usable by anyone.

Test::Builder object

Every example I see receives the singleton Test::Builder object in a different way. So what is the right way?


How to test Perl roles without creating test classes

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David Farrell is working on a 2D game engine called March which uses a composition pattern for its actors. This is how he tests the code.

CPAN Testers Summary - September 2014 - Fire of Unknown Origin

The CPAN Testers service needs financial help to pay for the hosting. If your company relies on Perl and thinks that having high quality Perl modules is important for their business, let them know about the need!


Genome: behind the scenes

by Andy Armstrong (ANDYA)

Andy Armstrong writes about the new BBC web site powered by Dancer. It is the effort to digitise all the issues of Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. They currently have 4,423,653 programmes from 4,469 issues. (reddit)

TWiki-6.0.1 Released - Better Usability, Improved App Platform

by Peter Thoeny

Twiki is one of the biggest and most successful open source / commercial Perl projects. Now it has a new release.


ACT - Voyager - logbook 2014-09-01

The first two reports about the ACT (A Conference Toolkit) grant

Perl 6

Macros: thunkish parameters

by Carl Mäsak

Carl Mäsak started a series of articles discussing macros in Perl 6. A huge topic with lot of unclear dark corners. See also the feedback.

APW2014 and the Rakudo Great List Refactor

by Patrick R. Michaud

After long break Patrick Michaud writes a blog post about leaving flatland, how Perl 6 has less and less flattening functions and operators.

Macros: nesting macros

How can macros relate to each other or use each other? AngularJS has outside-inside relationship. What should Perl 6 have?

Flattening and such

by Solomon Foster

Solomon Foster (colomon) is being confused by the flattening (or not) behaviour of Perl 6. So what can mere mortals say?

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

MetaCPAN and the CPAN Testers

Short screencast starting at the MetaCPAN site and explainig a bit about the CPAN Testers.

How to build perl from source on Linux

Plain simple instrctions for compiling perl for source code.

Argument ... isn't numeric in numeric ...

A common warning explained


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