Issue #258 - 2016-07-04 - Where are the YAPC::NA blog posts?

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After most conferences we usually see a flurry of blog posts. These can be helpful when deciding what talk videos to watch. There haven't been many post-YAPCNA this year.

So a request: when you go to a conference, please consider writing a blog post afterwards, even just a short one. It's helpful and interesting for those of us who can't attend. And we Perl Weekly editors appreciate it too :-)


Neil Bowers


Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: June 22nd-29th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The one where we learned more about stat() calls being done when looking for modules in @INC.

REST API with Mojolicious

by Brian Medley (BPMEDLEY)

A short post from Brian, showing how you can build a simple API using Mojolicious::Lite.

How to sum data from multiple files in Perl?

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Sinan takes us through a problem posed on Stack Overflow, and how he approached it.


Duct tape and the camel: what I've learned from maintenance

by Brian Carlson (BRIANC)

A short talk (22 minutes) from Brian at YAPC::NA, about the maintenance mindset.

Updating Ogg::Vorbis::Header

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave looked into a CPAN Testers fail for one of his modules, and to fix it he ended up fixing something in someone else's module. He's not finished yet though!

Retraction of Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom posted that he was going to delete Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US from CPAN, but then discussion in the comments resulted in Tom deciding to deprecate the module, and possibly delete it from CPAN at some later date.


5 Things I Learned at YAPC

by Kivanc Yazan (KYZN)

The recent YAPC::NA was Kivanç's first; here he shares just 5 of the things he learned. I feel he's holding back, as I'm sure Kivanç learned more than 5 things!

Learning from other/experienced speakers

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

I want to encourage more first time speakers, particularly at LPW. As part of that I'm questions of good / experienced speakers. What question should I ask, and of whom?


MaxMind is looking to hire 2 Perl programmers

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

MaxMind are looking for two Perl programmers, but they need to be in the US states of Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon, or anywhere in Canada.


Test2 Manual Grant report

by Chad Granum (EXODIST)

Chad Granum has started work on his second Test2 grant.

Grant extension request

by Karen Pauley

Dave Mitchell is requesting another $20k for his work on Perl 5. Add your comments to the blog post, as I just did.

Call For Grant Proposals (July 2016 Round)

by Makoto Nozaki

The next round of grant proposals are due by 15th July.

Not Perl

How to Write a Git Commit Message

A great post about what makes a good commit message, and why you should do this.

7 myths about open sourcing your company's software

by Amanda Folson

If you're championing open-source at your employer, and they're not buying it, this might provide some ammunition.

Perl Maven Articles

Add and retrieve elements using jQuery + Ajax

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Pert of the Dancer2 series building an Ajax-enabled application, this article shows the client-side JavaScript code.

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