Issue #202 - 2015-06-08 - Perl 5.22 is now available

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Perl 5.22 is out, in both regular and Strawberry flavours. Thanks and kudos to everyone who contributed, and to RJBS who brought it to us.

YAPC::NA starts today. I hope everyone there has a great time, and if you're not there, check the youtube channel

Many of us will also be thinking about GENEHACK this week, who won't be at YAPC::NA, because he's having surgery.

Editor #3, Neil

Neil Bowers

Perl 5

perl-5.22.0 is now available

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

Rik announced the latest major version of Perl 5, which has contributions from at least 102 people. Read perldelta to find out what's new, or read brian d foy's summary from a couple of months back.

Strawberry Perl 5.22

by kmx (KMX)

The Strawberry flavoured edition of Perl 5.22 is already available as well.

The velociraptor is dead, long live the velociraptor

by Matt S. Trout (MSTROUT)

Since 2010, Matt has been giving "State of the Velociraptor" talks at Perl events, covering what's new in Perl 5. He's now passed on the baton to Sawyer X, which seems like an excellent choice!


What's new on CPAN - May 2015

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David's regular round-up of notable new modules on CPAN, including his new module of the month, which this time was App::GitHooks::Plugin::ForceBranchNamePattern.

Mojo::Snoo - alpha release

by Curtis Brandt (CURTIS)

Curtis has created a wrapper around the reddit API, which curiously is called Mojo::Snoo.

Bounty for fixing CPAN modules

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor pointed out bountysource, a service where you can provide bounties for certain bugs. He wonders if we could use this to get bugs fixed in key distributions?

Web hacking with Perl

Testing and Validating HTML Templates

by Kahlil Hodgson (KAHLIL)

Kahlil shows us how he makes sure that his Catalyst applications always generate valid HTML.

Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Catalyst, Bootstrap and HTML::FormFu

by Kahlil Hodgson (KAHLIL)

Kalhlil talks through getting Catalyst, Bootstrap and HTML::FormFu to play nicely together in your applications.

Using AngularJS with Perl backends

by JT Smith (RIZEN)

A presentation that JT gave to Madison Perl Mongers last month.

Diagnosing performance degradation under adverse circumstances

by Mike Doherty (DOHERTY)

A war story from Mike, as he talks us through a performance issue they had on one page, and how they got to the bottom of it, with help from Devel::NYTProf.

Perl hacking

Perl Golf at YAPC::Russia 2015

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew describes the Perl golf competition held at YAPC::Russia this year, and walks us through his solution.

Loopify Recursions

by Helmut Wollmersdorfer (WOLLMERS)

Helmut shows us how he eliminated recursion in his LCS module, to avoid the warning about too-deep recursion.

Learning Perl Challenge: Be better than Quorum

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian sets a simple challenge, which you have to write a Perl solution for in 5 minutes. Then a day later, write another solution from scratch, and see how your two solutions differ.

Perl Foundation Grant Reports

Act Voyager Report

by Theo van Hoesel (VANHOESEL)

An update from Theo on his ACT grant, and also on his new job in London!

Maintaining Perl 5: Grant Report for April 2015

by Tony Cook (TONYC)

In April Tony did 83.25 hours on Perl 5, during which time he worked on 40 different tickets.


Choose your YAPC Europe favourite talks

If you're going to YAPC::EU this year, please mark which talks you're interested in attending. This helps the organisers allocate talks to appropriately sized rooms, and lets you build a personalised schedule.

Perl 6

Jonathan's update

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

So first we all need to congratulate Jonathan on his nuptials. Oh, and he did some Perl 6 stuff too!


Interview with Stevan Little

The Perl History channel.

Not Perl


You're probably hearing a bit about microservices these days. Here Martin suggests that you should always start with a monolothic architecture, and only start breaking out microservices when you've got enough experience and understanding of the problem.

Feedback is a Gift

Andrew argues that when someone gives you, or your project, feedback, the only correct response is to say "thank you". I certainly need to do better on that score.

Perl Maven Tutorials

Password protecting web pages in Dancer 2

A simple example using Dancer2::Plugin::Auth::Extensible

Indexing e-mails in an mbox

All 6 parts of this series have been re-published as freely avilable articles.

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