Issue #226 - 2015-11-23 - 2 interviews

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Usually Perl developers don't get a lot of screen-time, but this week we have two interviews. One with Ribasushi, and the other one with Larry Wall.

If you don't have time to watch them right away, then save this issue of the Perl Weekly, and check out the interviews later during the week.


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by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

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Dive into the Global Historical Climatology Network data using Perl and SQL

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

I always love to see real-world applications of Perl. I also find the results very interesting. Both the increase in temperature and the strange hump in the number of observations.

Understanding Marpa-style action subs parameters

by Ron Savage (RSAVAGE)

If you don't know what is Marpa, don't worry. The article starts with links to the introduction.


Should we call it "Learning Perl 5"

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Now that Perl 6 is going to be release within a few weeks brian d foy is wondering if the next edition of the "Learning Perl" book that deals with the Perl 5 syntax should say so in the title. Not surprisingly the Reddit discussion got quite long. People have strong opinions.


Bootstrapping test infrastructure for mojo application using swat

by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

SWAT = Simple Web Application Test and following the Dancer example this time we can see an example testing a Mojolicious-based web application.

Improved Syntax Highlighting in the Debugger

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

If you do enough testing then you won't need much debugging, but if you do, you might want to see that in color.


OOP - Object Oriented Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

An introduction to the classical, hash-based OOP system of Perl.


One more month in the 2015 CPAN PR Challenge

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Let's end the year in a bang! If you have started the CPAN PR Challenged at the beginning of the year, and have not followed through, it is the time to do all the remaining tasks. There is no better time than 2 days before the dead-line! Except maybe 1 day before the dead-line.


Perl Regular Expression Awesomeness

by Ingy döt Net (INGY)

Just by looking at the author you can expect that 'crazy' is an understatement.

Sidef - A modern object-oriented programming language, implemented in Perl

by Daniel Șuteu (TRIZEN)

I think it is the first time I hear about this, but it is a full programming language, ready for you to play with. It comes with a tutorial and with lots of examples. BTW Sidef is Nacre in Romanian. It is the Mother of Pearl.


November 2015 Grant Proposals

by Makoto Nozaki

There are 4 proposals and one of them looks like a scam. I let you guess which one.

Perl 5 Porters


FLOSS Weekly 363 - DBIx::Class

Randal Schwartz and Guillermo Amaral talk to Peter "ribasushi" Rabbitson, the maintainer of DBIC

Perl 6

What one Christmas elf has been up to

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

60 out of 100 issues that are needed for the Christmas release were fixed. NFG improvements is just one subject. Normal Form Grapheme is an efficient way of providing strings at grapheme level. Apparently there is an example when Unicode standard and 'how people think' differs.


A gentle crash course on Perl in London

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

Developers of all programming languages are invited to the London Perl Workshop on December 12. There will be a free 2 hour hands-on course with the highlights of Perl, its community and its ecosystem so that the attendees are well prepared when they encounter it in the wild.

RT: Our Last Training of 2015 is Filling Up!

The last public RT training session of 2015 in Chicago, IL on December 14-15.

Weekly collections



OSCON Call for Papers

by Mark Keating

The OSCON Call for Papers closes this Tuesday, 24th November, and at this moment there are no papers submitted on Perl. It would be a shame if the conference that started as The Perl Conference did not have any presentation about Perl.

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