Issue #228 - 2015-12-07 - Advent Season

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With December comes back a beloved Perl tradition: the Advent calendars. In other seasonal news, Christmas is getting ever closer for Perl 6. And on a slightly more "bah humbug"ish note, the various Perl-related Kickstarters aren't doing so well right now. But hey, this season is known for its miracles, so... we never know. In the meantime, enjoy! ~ `/anick

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Supporting the Perl Weekly?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Would you like to support the Perl Weekly? A Perl Job ad in the Perl Weekly, like the one above, will reach almost 6000 Perl developers. People like you, who are enthusiastic about Perl and not just use it as an add-on tool.


Help us sponsor the Dancer book!

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The Dancer book kickstarter has 6 days and 8 thousand euros to do.

Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

by Peter Rabbitson (RIBASUSHI)

An update on Peter's Kickstarter to be able to focus on Open Source/CPAN development for 2016.


Browserling was product of the day on Product Hunt!

by Peter Krumins (PKRUMINS)

Peteris's Browserling (a cross-browser testing solution) was featured by, a site featuring and ranking different software. Good to know Browersling is doing good; interesting to learn about that ProductHunt site thingie.

Making the Larry Wall shirt

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David made a cool "Larry Wall, hero of the revolution" t-shirt (if you want one, the Kickstarter is still ongoing, hurry!). He shares here the how he uses Gimp and Inkscape to create the t-shirt's picture.

The Veure MMORPG Saga Continues

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Ovid teases us with can be described as a tantalizing textual trailer to his upcoming space MMORPG, Veure.

London Perl Workshop 2015

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

The London Perl Workshop is going to happen in a few days, and it looks like it's going to be awesome.


Getting ready for MongoDB 3.2: new features, new Perl driver beta

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

A new release of MongoDB is coming up. And a new trial version of its driver is already accessible on CPAN. MongoDB peeps you know what that means.

Interactive shells

by Matt S. Trout (MSTROUT)

Either for abyss-level bug hunting, or interactive toying with the language, REPLs are invaluable. Matt reviews some of the proeminent Perl REPL out there for us.

Free go faster stripes for your Perl programs

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

There is an an optimization coming for Perl 5.24 that might boost some benchmarks by 25% to 40%. Sinan gives the nitty gritty details of this upcoming nitro injection to the Perl engine.

Say 'Hello' to JSON::Schema::AsType

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

A new module that turns JSON schemas into Type::Tiny types.


November 2015 Grant Votes

by Makoto Nozaki

A grant to merge stabilize and merge Test::Stream and Test::Simple into perl-blead has been approved.

Perl 6

Arrays Shape Up, Curli Lands and Supply Splits

by Timo Paulssen

Quite a lot of stuff happening in Perl6-land this week: a new Rakudo version, a new tutorial, a new Advent calendar, and lots of small stuff falling into place.

Getting closer to Christmas

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Last time, John was counting 40 tickets standing between us and Christmas. Now the number is down to 20.

Advent Calendars

Weekly collections

Perl Maven Articles

Monitoring the most recent uploads to CPAN

Are you looking for a place to contribute. Here is the 100 most recently uploaded modules that are either missing the link to their repository, have no Travis-CI enabled, or have no license in the META files.

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