Issue #295 - 2017-03-20 - Tech talks in Reading, UK next Monday

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What's the use of being an editor of Perl Weekly, if I can't occasionally abuse that privilege to promote my local Perl Mongers group? Five of us are giving short tech talks next Monday (27th), if you fancy joining us.


Neil Bowers


DBIx::Custom 0.38 release

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Kimoto-san has released a new version of DBIx::Custom, dropping some features that have been deprecated for the last 5 years.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: March 6th-12th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer's weekly update from the P5P mailing list.

Fast and secure Perl docs and CPAN modules with help from Fastly

by Robert Spier

The and sites are now available using https, and are CDNified thanks to Fastly. Thanks to Fastly.

Wrapping a C shared library with Perl and XS

by Steve Bertrand

Stealing the first line of Steve's post: this tutorial shows how to wrap a C shared library using XS and Perl (including creating a trivial test shared library).

Perl 6

Tidy Da Tags

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The weekly round-up of Perl 6 news, the headline for which was DrForr's first release of Perl6::Tidy.

Considering hyper/race semantics

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan introduces hyper and race, two Perl 6 methods which will be getting nailed down in the next release of the Perl 6 language definition, 6.d (the language is defined by the testsuite).

Plotting using Matplotlib and Inline::Python

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz plots some data in Perl 6, in another extract from his Perl 5 book.

Hacking with Perl

Coding for Pi Day

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave does some Pi-related hacking in Perl, in honour of Pi day.

Current working directory in Perl (cwd, pwd)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor introduces the Cwd module, and shows the differences between the cwd() and getcwd() functions.


TVPM Tech Talks in Reading, UK

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

We're having a session of short tech talks at Thames Valley Perl Mongers, next Monday (27th March), if you fancy joining us? Topics are PDF::API2, synchronising databases, custom reports for Netdisco, packaging for Debian, and the River of CPAN.

What Training Should I Run In Amsterdam?

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave wants to know what training course he should run at YAPC::Europe this year. If you care, let him know please.

Perl Foundation

Dave Mitchell's February 2017 report

by Makoto Nozaki

The monthly update on Perl 5 work done by Dave Mitchell, supported by a Perl 5 development grant.


Komodo 10.2.1 Released

by Nathan Rijksen

ActiveState have released a new version of the Komodo IDE. No new features, but a bunch of fixes.

Not Perl

The Gift of Feedback (in a Booklet)

by Pat Kua

Giving and receiving feedback can help both individuals and projects. But done wrong it can just plain suck, and when you're doing open source for fun, it can really suck. Pat shares some tips from colleagues, on giving and receiving feedback.

Launching Pokémon Go

by Phil Keslin

Phil Keslin, CTO of Niantic, explains how the engineering team prepared for--and just barely survived--the experience of launching Pokémon Go.

Docker Image Vulnerability Research

by James Sulinski

Apparently, 24% of latest Docker images have significant vulnerabilities.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Science background, or a passing interest in life sciences? Junior/mid-level Perl developer needed in London...

Friendly and quiet office in London (W1) looking for a Perl (or similar) developer with at least two years experience. You’re expected to have fullstack experience/abilities, from improvements on the client’s HTML front-end to backend services.

The only Perl job with a swimming pool; very exciting financial services company in London, The EU

he best thing — in my opinion, anyway — about working for a development team led by an active member of the London Perl community, is that you know management love Perl, support using the best available Perl tooling, and will create a technical environment where Perl developers will be happy.

Escape London -- Mid-to-Senior Perl Developers in the Midlands (visa sponsorship possible)

Varied role solving real business problems for clients, working with open source software all day - in one of the few places in the UK a house is still affordable.

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