Issue #218 - 2015-09-28 - The moon is gone, but Christmas is coming!

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Hello there!

tonight I woke up to see the full-moon disappear, but I have never seen it return. The outline of its existence disappeared in the morning lights and the smog above the city. I hope those living to the west from me have seen it reappearing.

While I was waiting for the moon to do its trick, I downloaded and compiled the newest version of Rakudo Perl 6 and fixed the code running the Perl 6 Maven site so I can switch to the latest Rakudo.

Christmas is coming!

In the meantime, enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Perl Dancer book available

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

All the Perl Maven articles related to Perl Dancer, now available bundled in one e-book in MOBI format for Kindle.


MongoDB v1.0.0 released

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

... and it is already in use in some places.


Please Test DateTime::Locale 0.93

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Some major changes in the release starting by the source being a JSON file and not a set of XML files, but also various speed-ups.


How to send verification emails using Mojolicious

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Using DBM::Deep, Mojo::JWT, Email::Simple, and Email::Sender::Simple to accomplish the task.



CPAN dependencies and the river model

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

We talk about a module depending on another module, but we actually install distributions that might include more than one modules. Should we list 'core modules' as dependencies?

Grants and fundraisers

Announce: Rakudo Star Release 2015.09

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Finally, after the Great List Refactor (GLR) and after removing all deprecation in preparation for Christmas, a brand new version of Rakudo Star has been released.

Perl 6 Release Goals Initial Grant Completed

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

See also the latest release of Rakudo Star...

Perl 6

Activating Perl 6 syntax highlighting in Vim

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

By default vim, as most of the other editors, recognize the type of a file based on their extension. Because the in many cases the file extension of Perl 5 and Perl 6 files are the same, vim keeps trying to use the Perl 5 syntax highlighter on Perl 6 files, and fails. David has a couple of suggestions, including looking at the content of the file, to recognize that it is a Perl 6 file. He also provides the vim script for this.


by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan has visited YAPC::Asia and the Swiss Perl Workshop and in between he has worked on major tasks in the development of Rakudo Perl 6. There is a link to the video and the slides of his talk on Perl 6's concurrent, parallel, and asynchronous features.

[Perl6] how do i debug if got an exception from internal methods

by Tokuhiro Matsuno

What to do with a 'Cannot use a Buf as a string, but you called the Stringy method on it' exception?

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Articles

XML and Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A collection of Perl modules dealing with XML along with a series of articles.

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