Issue #190 - 2015-03-16 - It's All About Numbers

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Numbers, numbers, everything revolve around numbers. Last week not only had a Friday the 13th, but also saw the celebrations of Pi Day (which mostly revolve around making math jokes and eating pies). This edition of the PW doesn't lack in numerals either: amongst other things, Rex turns 1, Neil hangs 10 (places most likely to host your module repository) and Timm has fun with GPS coordinates. Enjoy! ~ `/anick

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The Creator of Perl is Coming to Romania

by Tudor Constantin (TCONST)

Larry Wall will be a guest speaker for the 3rd anniversary of In other news, is already 3 years old? Geeee, time sure flies...

Rex turns 1.0.0

The deployment and configuration management tool Rex reached v1.0.0.

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2016

This year, it's all happening in Granada. But next year...? The call for venues is officially on and, if you desire to have YAPC be in your city, you have until May the 15th to send your letter of intent to the committee.


Perl in February

by Karen Pauley

Karen recaps what has been going in the organizational world of Perl. Conferences are prepared, programs are readied, grants are evaluated. In short, business as usual (which, mind you, is an excellent thing).

How to add online code badges to your Perl projects

by Breno de Oliveira (GARU)

Badges are nifty. Want to add some to your GitHub and your metaCPAN POD? Garu is going to show you how.


The top 10 hosts for CPAN repositories

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Where do the repositories of CPAN modules live? Neil crunched the numbers and share the result. Spoiler alert: if GitHub goes down, it won't be pretty.

Dear Lazyblog

by Herbert Breunung (LICHTKIND)

Want to have your stuff talked about at the German Linux Conference but won't be there? lichtkind might be the proxy you were looking for.

Why I donated to the Perl QA Hackathon

by Chris Tijerina (CAMSPI)

Camspi loves working with Perl. Ergo, he wants it to go on and flourish. Hence his patronage of the Perl QA Hackaton.


GPS and Perl

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

If you want to add some GPS functionality to your Raspberry Pi -- or anything else that runs Perl and has a GPS interface -- this article is for you.

Creating API-friendly CLI applications with parseable outputs

by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

perlancar shows how Perinci::CmdLine can take away the drudgery of creating tabular output for command-line tools.

Quickly Debug your Perl code at the command line

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

perl, the executable, comes with a vast panoply of command-line arguments. David covers here the most useful ones you absolutely need to know.

Writing XS Like a Pro - The INTERFACE Keyword

by Nick Wellnhofer (NWELLNHOF)

XS coders, gather 'round, for Nick Wellnhofer is about to reveal the secrets of the INTERFACE keyword.

Perl 6

2015.10 FOSDEM Videos and Role Conflicts

by Timo Paulssen

What happened on the Perl6 front this week. Plus a nice bunch of Perl6 videos from FOSDEM.

Why is it hard to write a compiler for Perl6?

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

For everybody who ever asked the question, Moritz counts the ways.

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Tutorials

Passing two arrays to a function

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Just showing one of the uses of references...

Moo and required attributes

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

... and how to convince Moo (or anything else) to give a clear(er) error messages.

How to download a Perl module from CPAN

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Sometimes you might want to download and unzip a whole distribution without even installing it. There are a number of ways to do this.

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