Issue #266 - 2016-08-29 - Podcasts and video Interviews with Perl developers

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Hi there!

after dragging my feet way too long, finally I've started to record and publish my new podcast. It is called CMOS that stands for Code-Maven Open Source and while it is planned to cover many open source projects I've started with a couple of Perl-related interviews. See the specific links below and if you liked them, subscribe to the podcast!

In other news, YAPC::EU has ended and you can find a number of reports at the end of the newsletter.

Enjoy your week and the remaining of your summer (or winter) holidays.


Gabor Szabo


Jon Portnoy (AVENJ) passed away

I am saddened to let you know about the passing of one of us. Way too young. AVENJ on CPAN. See also the mailing list post.


Parsing: an expanded timeline

by Jeffrey Kegler (JKEGL)

While most of the article is, as the title says, a timeline of parsing, there are a number of Perl-related references.

Save space with bit arrays

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

In the early days of computing we had a very limited memory and thus worked using bits where possible. With 'big data' we might be back to the same problem. Saving space.


What should setters return? (Examples with core Perl OOP)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Should it return undef? The newly assigned value? The previous value? The object itself?

solving the 24 game in Forth

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

How to convert a simple Perl solution into Forth.

Do not pass perl globals as arguments to subroutines

by Eugen Konkov

In other words, beware of functions that (accidentally) modify their parameters.

Log::Any 1.042 Released

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Log::Any is for logging what DBI is for databases.


Websocket sample

by Rohan Almeida (ROHAN)

A project monitoring packages and also demonstrating the use of WebSockets with Mojolicious and JavaScript.


Cultured Perl

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

A new attempt by Dave Cross to break out from the 'echo chamber' and reach other people with Perl-related content via blog posts on Medium. go ahead and contribute to his efforts!


Density of swear words

It is not new, but as I saw a graph flow by on Twitter, I found it amusing anyway.



How to write an API endpoint in 2016

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

A dissection of a rather simple API endpoint. Comes with lots of opinions...

Perl 5

Perl 6

Traffic statistics for /r/perl6

I did not know Reddit can do that! It shows that interest in Perl 6 is growing.

Weekly collections


CMOS #1: Jason Crome on Perl Dancer 2

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Perl Dancer is one of the modern Perl web frameworks. Jason talks about the project and how it is used.

CMOS #2: Sawyer X on Perl 5

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer is the current Pumpkin. He tells about himself, about the job of the Pumpkin and the features recently added to Perl 5.

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