Issue #229 - 2015-12-14 - Seven more days of advent!

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Don't miss the next issue!

The first 3 weeks of December are always a great time for Perl articles:
there are seven Perl 5/CPAN articles and seven Perl 6 ones to keep you
busy until next week.

The London Perl Workshop was on Saturday. If you were there, why not
blog your thoughts on it in time for next week's issue?


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Supporting the Perl Weekly?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

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What's new on CPAN - November 2015

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David's monthly round-up of new modules on CPAN. No module of the month this month, so I guess we all need to try harder in December.

Release of Validator::Custom 1.01

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Kimoto-san has updated his Validator::Custom module, and gives a taster of some of the changes.

Perl 5

P5P summary: November 30th - December 7th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

6 bugs were reported, 11 bugs were resolved, the release of Perl 5.22.1 was postponed, and a load of discussion on regex vs regexp (I prefer the former, as most seem to, but ref(qr//) returns Regexp, so we're stuck with both).

Array references in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A tutorial on using array references in Perl 5.

Perl 6

Perl6's newline conversion behavior seems to be by design

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Sinan noticed that Perl 6's handling of newline characters, which has been mentioned in various blogs recently, can cause problems on Windows. This follows on from an earlier post where he hit the issue.

Adventing Commences

by Timo Paulssen

The usual weekly round-up of Perl 6 news, blog posts, and links to the first week's articles in the Perl 6 advent calendar.

Perl 6 advent

Quick links to the Perl 6 topics covered in the last week: unicode, grammars, grey wolf optimiser, pod, first impressions, given/when, traits.

Double-oh seven

by Carl Mäsak

An update from Carl on his 007 project, a little language that he's been working on to help think and learn about how to do macros.

Perl Hacking

Dada Mail v9 Released

by Justin Simoni (JJSIMONI)

Dada Mail is an email list manager written in Perl. Justin announced the release of version 9.

TWiki-6.0.2 Released - Better Usability, Better App Platform

by Peter Thoeny

Twiki is a (or the?) Structured Wiki written in Perl. It is actually so much more than a Wiki.

Monitoring heating oil levels with a webcam

Robin uses an infra red webcam and a perl script to monitor the level of heating oil in a large tank.

Create GitHub files automatically with Dist::Zilla

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David shows how he uses Dist::Zilla to ensure that certain files from his CPAN distributions appear in the github repo, even though they're generated by Dist::Zilla, and thus usually won't be found in repos.

Counter with Dancer sessions

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A short tuturial on creating a counter with the Dancer web framework.

London Perl Workshop

Dave Cross's slides

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave gave a tutorial, a talk, and a lightning talk at the London Perl Workshop on Saturday. He's put the slides for all three online.

NEILB's report on LPW 2015

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

My notes on LPW this year, and also encouraging people who've never spoken at a Perl event to consider giving a talk next year.

Not Perl

Hack retreat

One way to make serious progress on a personal project is to block out a weekend, prepare appropriately beforehand, then use the weekend (or however long) to get some focus.

What we talk about when we talk about distributed systems

by Alvaro Videla

A good primer on the various concepts in and around distributed systems, with links to further reading on the various topics.

Choosing an HTTP Status Code — Stop Making It Hard

by Michael Kropat

A handy set of diagrams to help you understand the different HTTP status codes, and which ones to use when.

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