Issue #284 - 2017-01-02 - Happy New Year!

latest | archive | edited by Neil Bowers
Don't miss the next issue!

Unsurprisingly, since this issue covers Christmas and the New Year, we don't have many articles this week. You can spend the time saved thinking about your Perl projects for 2017!

Best wishes for the coming year from all of the editors.


Neil Bowers


CPAN Testers has a new API

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Doug presents the API for getting results data from CPAN Testers, which he started working on at the MetaCPAN hackathon, meta::hack.

Yak Shaving: XML::Writer edition

by Peter Sergeant (SARGIE)

Pete presents XML::Writer::Lazy, which he created to address things he didn't like with XML::Writer.

CPAN Pull Request Challenge 2017

by Jonas Brømsø Nielsen

Jonas suggests that if you have CPAN distributions (with github repo's), then you might want to opt in for your distributions to be candidates for assigning in the CPAN Pull Request Challenge. And if you do, you could add github issues and tag them with 'cpan-prc-2017'.

New dzil command to install author dependencies as Debian packages

by Dominique Dumont

Dominique has released Dist::Zilla::App::Command::authordebs, which introduces a new authordebs command. It lists the debian packages for the upriver dependencies.

Perl 5

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 19th-25th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The final P5P summary of the year, the highlight of which is that Perl 5.25.8 is now available.

Moose: coerce value to a subtype

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor introduces type coercion in Moose.

Perl 6

Twittering towards the end

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The final Perl 6 round-up of 2016.

Perl Foundation

TPF 2016Q4 Activity Report

by Makoto Nozaki

A summary of Perl Foundation activity in the fourth quarter of 2016.



I Made a New Thing in Perl

by Randy J. Ray (RJRAY)

After 2 years break in blogging, Randy made a new thing in Perl: YASF, or Yet Another String Formatter

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