Issue #192 - 2015-03-30 - The YAPC::NA schedule is out!

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The schedule for YAPC::NA is out and there are tons for good-looking talks!

Talking of talks, today's your last chance to submit something for the German Perl workshop.

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There are also going to be additional training classes at YAPC::NA. See more info below. ~szabgab

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File::Which, pwhich and App::pwhich

by Graham Ollis (PLICEASE)

Graham has recently adopted File::Which and posted about his plans for the module, in particular splitting out the pwhich script into a separate distribution, to minimise the dependencies for the main module.

Nestoria's module of the month: Web::Query

by Alex Balhatchet (KAORU)

This month Nestoria tip their hat to Web::Query, a module for processing a web page in a jQuery stylee. Originally written by TOKUHIROM, but currently maintained by YANICK.

Calculate Fortune's Formula with Perl

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David introduces the Kelly criterion, a formula used to calculate what percentage of your bank you should stake. He's released Algorithm::Kelly to Kelly, if you're interested. The Kelly criterion is widely used by betting types (my missus and I used the Kelly criterion in the horse-betting system we ran a few years back. Not that we're betting types. Any more).

New stable and development Catalyst releases

by John Napiorkowski (JJNAPIORK)

John describes what's in the latest Catalyst releases. The dev release is codenamed Australorp, named after an Australian chicken breed!

Hacking and blogging


by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

Getting to the bottom of a problem with Amazon AWS. TL;DR: make sure Mozilla::CA is up to date.

Three articles on Modern Perl web apps

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave has shared three articles that he wrote in 2011, about writing a Modern Perl web app using DBIx::Class and Dancer.

Faster DBIC Schemata

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Frew shares some tips on how to get DBIC schema to load faster.

Gzipping data directly from Perl

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian shares some of the ways you can work with gzip'd data in Perl, for example via the recently updated PerlIO::gzip, or using pipes.

Interacting with PAUSE using CLI

by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

Perlancar demonstrates his WWW::PAUSE::Simple module and associated pause script, which can be used to manage your PAUSE account from the command-line.


Howto: XS Coverage Reports on

by Nick Wellnhofer (NWELLNHOF)

Nick shows how authors of XS modules can get Devel::Cover and to play together nicely with Travis.


YAPC::NA Master classes

There are going to be several 'Master classes' on the day before YAPC::NA, and the 2 days after. 4 of the classes have been already published, 2 are still somewhere in the pipe, but if you attend YAPC::NA and want to attend any of the courses, you might want to plan your travel accordingly. ~szabgab (one of the trainers)


Rebuilding Cleveland Perl Mongers

The Cleveland Perl mongers have risen from the ashes like a Phoenix; StylusEater shared some of their journey.


YAPC::NA schedule

GENEHACK tweeted to announce that the schedule for YAPC::NA 2015 has been posted.

German Perl Workshop 2015: CFP extended until March 30th 2015

by Max Maischein (CORION)

The German Perl workshop runs from the 6th to the 8th of May. If you're quick, you can still submit a talk proposal.

Sydney.PM April meeting

The Sydney mongers are meeting 14th April, and looking for speakers.

Promoting your Perl workshop or conference?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor has put together a page with some tips for promoting your Perl event.

Perl 6

Perl 6 weekly happenings

by Timo Paulssen

Lazy deserialization of objects has been re-enabled in MoarVM, which should give "much better memory usage and speed when starting up a program that doesn't use every class there is". Also a rakudo release, some documentation improvements, and a bunch of other things too!

Not Perl, but may be of interest

A public service announcement about contracts

by Mark Dominus (MJD)

Some excellent advice from Mark, about the right response when someone asks you to sign a contract with a clause that's only there because the lawyers wanted it. He followed it up with some examples.

Ruby survey results

A survey of Ruby developers, which has been running since 2008. I like that for many questions it shows how the answers have changed over the years. TL;DR: vim is the most popular way to edit Ruby.

The social coding contract

A talk from RubyConf last year, with lots of interesting observations of open source. I feel like I need to watch it again before I can distil it down any!

Perl Maven Tutorials

Sending Tweets from a Perl script

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

In this article full of screenshots you'll see how to write a Perl script to send messages via Twitter.

Getting started - Create skeleton for the SCO clone application

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A screencast in which Gabor shows the first step in creating a clone of the web site using PSGI and MetaCPAN as the back-end.

Counter Examples

The beginning of a series of articles showing how to write a counter with various front-ends (e.g. command line, web) and various back-ends (plain text file, MongoDB, etc.)

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