Issue #214 - 2015-08-31 - That's how you run a YAPC!

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By all reports this year's YAPC::Asia was an impressive affair; as Daisuke Maki said, they went out with a bang! In addition to Maki-san's write-up, you can watch the videos, look at the photos with envy, and read some more blog posts.

It's YAPC::EU this week, with a host of interesting talks. If you're (going to be) there: (1) the hashtag is #yapceu2015, and (2) please blog about it! You could buy Maki-san a beer as well.

Barbie's looking for one or more volunteers to take on CPAN Testers. Sysadmin experience is pretty important, but I'm sure all serious offers of help are welcome.


Neil Bowers


The 10th and Final YAPC::Asia Tokyo

by Daisuke Maki (DMAKI)

Maki-san's recap and reflections on the last YAPC::Asia Tokyo that he'll organise. I don't want to steal his thunder, but there were a lot of people there. You can also see some photos, watch videos of the talks, and read blogs (note that most of them are in Japanese).

Casey West's YAPC::Asia report

by Casey West (CWEST)

This is Casey's report, which also links to the video of the talk he gave, on durable communication.

Karen Pauley's YAPC::Asia report

by Karen Pauley

Karen has been to all 10 YAPC::Asias in Tokyo; she notes that 320 people attended the first one, a lot less than attended the 10th.

Miyagawa's YAPC::Asia report

The thing that struck me about Miyagawa's report was the phrase "flawless Wi-Fi". Most of us have been to events where the wifi just couldn't cope, but this was a whole different scale.

Marylou Lenhart's YAPC::Asia report

by Marylou Lenhart

This is Marylou's report on her YAPC experience. She gave a talk titled Posture for Engineers, which you can watch on youtube.


Help me test Net::SSH2

by Salvador Fandiño (SALVA)

Salvador has been doing a lot of hacking on Net::SSH2, and has released a development version to CPAN. He's open we might help him kick the tyres.

Perl::ToPerl6 release

by Jeff Goff (JGOFF)

Jeff has released a new version of Perl::ToPerl6, his tool for translating Perl 5 to Perl 6.

Hacking with Perl

Making Docsets

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick used some Perl to help him create a Dash docset for Swagger.

Elasticsearch with Mojo::UserAgent

by Helmut Wollmersdorfer (WOLLMERS)

Helmut shows how you can talk to Elasticsearch via its JSON REST-API, using Mojo::UserAgent.

Simple, secure backups with Perl

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David introduces his statis tool, for doing secure backups using tar and gpg.

Check your DuckDuckGo cheatsheets with Perl

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David has written a script that will check DuckDuckGo cheatsheets, which he wrote about last week.

Interface to Shopware with Perl

by Helmut Wollmersdorfer (WOLLMERS)

Helmut gives some pointers on how to work with the Shopware API.

git-integrate: Bring the Branches Back Home

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick talks us through his git-integrate shortcut, which helps with "merging feature and bug branches back into master".


Interview with BOOK

by Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (VTI)

James Bond has the man with the golden gun. We have the man with the pink t-shirt. If you want to know why, read on!

Faster PDL Development Cycle---But How?

The PDL core team are thinking about ways to "make PDL development faster and more responsive", they've got some ideas, but are hoping to get input from the community.

patch -p3

by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

Philippe is organising a hackathon in Lyon, on September 12th.

Conferences & workshops

Swiss Perl Workshop

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

Byterock's report from the first day of the Swiss Perl Workshop. When you've read this you can move on to his report from day two.

Call for Papers for Perl Dancer Conference in Vienna

by Stefan Hornburg (HORNBURG)

The Perl Dancer Conference is in Vienna on October 21st and 22nd. The deadline for submissions is Monday August 31st!


CPAN Testers Site Update & Successor Wanted

by Barbie (BARBIE)

CPAN Testers hasn't been very stable for the last 2 weeks; Barbie has posted an updated, but is also looking for one or more people who are interested in taking on CPAN Testers. Barbie's been looking after it for 10 years and says "it is definitely time for some fresh eyes".

Slashing one's feet with tests, or, how to fix 2,950 test failures in one fell swoop

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

He flies faster than a speeding train, leaps tall buildings in a single bound, and fixes 2,950 failing tests with a single character, it's Sinan Unur!


Perl 6

Parallelism, Concurrency, and Asynchrony in Perl 6

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

The video of Jonathan's talk at YAPC::Asia Tokyo.

Untangling the Perl 6 Hash+Pair type hierarchy

An overview of the associative classes in Perl 6 (like hashes), some of the problems with them, and proposed solutions.

A Video-to-Song Converter in Perl 6

by Aaron Baugher

Aaron talks us through a Perl 6 script which creates an mp3 audio file from an mp4 video.

Not Perl

Why It's Safe for Founders to Be Nice

by Paul Graham

Good news — if you're a CEO you don't have to be a jerk!

What’s New in Bootstrap 4?

Boostrap 4 is coming! This post shows how Boostrap has evolved, and outlines what's coming with version 4.

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