Issue #261 - 2016-07-25 - Gotta catch 'em all!

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A lot of things got released this last week: a new major release of Mojolicious, Dancer 2, Perl 5.25.3, and release candidates for two stable versions of Perl 5!

Everywhere I went I saw people playing Pokémon Go this last week. It may be "just a game", but it's getting lots of people out and about, and getting lots of people talking to each other, both of which are a Good Thing.

Neil (Team Instinct)

Neil Bowers


Mojolicious 7.0 released

by Sebastian Riedel (SRI)

A new major release of the "real-time web framework". It's smaller, has better test coverage, and can handle higher request rates.

Dancer 2 0.201000 Released

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

A new version of Dancer2 has been released, David Golden has stepped down from the core team, and Peter Mottram has joined the core team.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: July 13th-22nd

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer's weekly round-up of the P5P mailing list.

Perl 5.25.3 is now available

by Steve Hay (SHAY)

The July development release of Perl 5, Perl 5.25.3, is now available.

What's up Perl?

by Navrup Johal

A summary of some of the points made in a recent ActiveState webinar about the state of Perl, by Tom Radcliffe and Jason McIntosh.

Perl 6

Perl 6 Weekly - The Zoffix Has Landed

by Timo Paulssen

A roundup of Perl 6 news, the headline of which was that Zoffix has been made a core member of the Rakudo project.

Assorted fixes

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

He describes it as a shorter post, but but the time he's walked us through the 10 bugs he fixed (in one day!), it's not so short.

Rakudo Star Perl 6 Compiler Distribution Release 2016.07

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix announces the July release of the Rakudo compiler for Perl 6.

Adding profiling support to nqp-js

by Paweł Murias (PMURIAS)

An updated on the work for a Javascript backend for Perl 6.


Comparing complex data-structures using is_deeply

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

How to compare complex data structures in your test cases, using the is_deeply function from Test::More.

Perl, Python, and Ruby: The anatomy of a testing assertion

by Peter Sergeant (SARGIE)

Pete looks at basic test assertions in Perl, Ruby, and Python. This is the first in a series of articles.


Gabor's YAPC::NA report

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor's notes from YAPC::NA.


Compute ISP with Maxmind

by Gianluca Casati (FIBO)

A short post on how to look-up the ISP for an IP address, using data from MaxMind.

Perl second-highest paying programming language?

File this wherever you file stuff about TIOBE.

Not Perl

How learning Smalltalk can make you a better developer

You may have heard of Smalltalk, but like me maybe you don't know a lot more than that. This short post summarises some of the things that we take for granted, which came to us from Smalltalk and its culture.

Questions for our first 1:1

One-to-one meetings are a key tool in the manager's toolbox. This is a good short post on how to kick those off with a new direct report.

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