Issue #178 - 2014-12-22 - Outreach program for women

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Olaf and the MetaCPAN project are taking on two more interns for the GNOME outreach program for women. Thank you Olaf & Co.

The White Camel Awards for 2014 were announced this week, and I was humbled.

If you're celebrating any kind of holiday in the coming week, have a good one!

Editor #3, Neil

Neil Bowers


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My Perl recruitment thoughts

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian posted his thoughts on perl and recruitment, in response to Dave's post last week. Hard to distil down to a pithy one-liner, but here's one good soundbite: "Pay doesn't matter if you suck".

ZipRecruiter Wants You

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

ZipRecruiter is a job board startup based in California, and they're looking for Perl developers. A few people you might have heard of already work / contract there, and they allow remote work.

CPAN news

Matching regular expressions with events

by Pinkhas Nisanov (PINKHASN)

Pinkhas introduces his new module Regexp::SAR, based on his own regexp engine, which lets him trigger events for multiple pattern matches. Written in C/XS.

Please Test Params::Validate 1.14

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Dave's released a trial version of Params::Validate, which allows validation callbacks to die in order to provide a custom error message or exception object. If you use it, he'd like you to test this version and report any problems please.

Fun in POD-land

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick goes to town about his new craziness, Pod::Knit, which you can get from github for now. It involves pod, XML, sausages, knitting and dancing kittens. I made one of those up.


The 2014 White Camel Awards

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

The Perl Foundation has announced the recipients for the 15th year of the White Camel Awards: Amalia Pomian for Perl community, VM Brasseur for Perl user groups, and Neil Bowers for Perl advocacy. Congratulations to Amalia and VM!

Implementing web data services

by JT Smith (RIZEN)

Michael McClennen gave a talk at MadMongers last week, about implementing web data services in Perl.


A Note About Parsing Graphviz DOT files

by Ron Savage (RSAVAGE)

Ron has released new versions of his GraphViz2::Marpa and GraphViz2::Marpa::PathUtils modules. Graphviz is the most widely used toolkit for displaying directed graphs, and Marpa::R2 is a modern parsing toolkit for Perl.

CPAN Testers from Github?

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian would like to see the love child of Travis and CPAN Testers: getting CPAN Testers results when you push a new version of your distribution to github.

Perl/Tk Spreadsheet Editor

Alex is trying to create an Excel-style spreadsheet in Perl/Tk, and wonders if anyone else has tried such a thing.

When bits don't stick

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Sinan presents more portability bugs he's found in Perl modules, and promises he'll submit patches.

A Hackerspace Webcam

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

Setting up a hackerspace webcam using a RaspberryPi and Perl.


YAPC::NA 2015 Call for papers

by David Oswarld (DAVIDO)

YAPC::NA 2015 is in Salt Lake City, and the call for papers is now open. Your deadline is January 15th.

Saint Perl 6 Hack Day wrap-up

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian's notes from the hack day before Saint Perl. Note: brian's post isn't in Russian, but that other page is.

Web frameworks

Thank You, Glen Hinkle!

by Enkidu

This is a great blog post. Enkidu shares his enthusiasm for learning about Mojolicious from Glen Hinkle's Mojocasts. What in the Perl world makes you happy? Blog about it!

New Dancer2 release

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

In addition to all his advent posts, Sawyer announced a new release of Dancer 2. I'm starting to suspect that Sawyer is the name of a collective in Amsterdam.


Inline Grant Weekly Report #9

by David Oswarld (DAVIDO)

David and INGY have been wrapping up their work on the Inline grant. Inline::CPP support is now working well across varied platforms, Module::Build based distributions are now supported, and a lot of testing/debugging has taken place.

Maintaining the Perl 5 Core

by Dave Mitchell

Dave Mitchell's monthly report for his work on the Perl 5 core, funded by a grant. The main item of note was his awesome work on a benchmarking tool.

Advent Calendars


by Matt S. Trout (MSTROUT)

Five more mini reviews from Matt Trout: Distribution building, Object orientation, SOAP, Exporting, Email.

Perl Maven Tutorials

PSGI the superglue between Perl web application frameworks and web servers

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A collection of Perl Maven articles about PSGI, the interface for writing modern web applications in Perl.

How to set default values in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Do you know how to give a default value to a scalar variable? What about a hash?

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