Issue #293 - 2017-03-06 - Release of DBD::mysql coming

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There's a new release of DBD::mysql coming. If you use it, Michiel would appreciate the developer release being tested.


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A new release of DBD::mysql

by Michiel Beijen (MICHIELB)

Michiel announces a new developer release of DBD::mysql, with improved handling of UTF-8, and lots of other improvements. He's looking for more testing, and if that doesn't turn up anything bad, then a non-developer release will come this week.

Make your CPAN module static installable

by Shoichi Kaji (SKAJI)

Kaji-san explains how you can make your CPAN distributions support static installation. This means a client doesn't have to run Makefile.PL or Build.PL, which makes the installation process much quicker.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: February 20th-26th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer's weekly update from the P5P mailing list, the headline of which is that Perl 5.25.10 is now available.

For your 'İ's and 'ı's only

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Sinan has been grubbing around in Perl's internals, as part of his ongoing quest for something-or-other related to Unicode, Perl, and Windows.

Tools to package Perl scripts, modules, and applications

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor goes through some of the tools you can use to package your code, for CPAN, or not.

Modules - Behind the scenes

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor has a look at some of the core modules that are shipped with Perl itself.

Perl 6

The IOs Are A-Changin'

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The regular weekly roundup of Perl 6 news: some bugs have been fixed, some things have been made faster, and some other stuff.

A Unicode Search Tool

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz takes us through the creation of a command-line tool for looking up Unicode characters, inspired by the uni command for Perl 5.

Hacking with Perl

Telegram Keyboard Button Encoding

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Telegram is a messaging service, one of the best-known features of which is end-to-end encryption of your messages. In the client you can define custom buttons, and Flavio has used Perl to abuse this feature.

Solving twenty-four puzzles

by Mark Dominus (MJD)

Back in July of last year, Mark blogged about a type of puzzle that his kids were having fun with. Here he talks through the design of his solution, and links to his Perl code.

Camel Doctor version 0.1.0

by Dimitar Mitov

Dimitar announces the first release of Camel Doctor, a web-based interface to the Perl debugger.

Perl Foundation

Makoto Nozaki Appointed Secretary

by Jim Brandt

Makoto Nozaki, who is the chair of the Perl Foundation grants committee, has joined TPF board as secretary.

Not Perl

What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer

by Nolan Lawson

Nolan shares what it can feel like, maintaining open source projects that are popular. TL;DR: "I've already told my partner that, if and when we decide to start having kids, I will probably quit open source for good".

The fREW Schmidt Interview Experience

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Frew shares his thoughts on interviewing developers, based on his experience interviewing candidates for ZipRecruiter. As he says, ultimately interviewing is really hard.

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