Issue #296 - 2017-03-27 - Gun Violence: Using Perl

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I'll be at the Cratf Conf in Budapest between 26-28 April. I am going to give a talk at one of the Meetups, (venue and date still bending), but I am also organizing a short hike after Craft. Join me there!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


TPF Committee Updates

by Jim Brandt

David Oswald is the new conferences committee chair. Will Coleda is the new Secretary of the Grants Committee. The Steering Committee is being sunsetted. The Community Advocacy Committee is about to be dissolved. Unless you speak up.


SQL::Functional Cookbook: Simple Select

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

SQL::Functional allows us to create SQL statements programmatically. It is as if SQL was part of Perl.

Alien::Build vs. Alien::Base::ModuleBuild

by Graham Ollis (PLICEASE)

They both allow building external dependencies for use in CPAN modules.


by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Another episode (re)published from the Advanced Perl series that was part of the Perl Maven Pro.

Gun Violence: Using Perl to Analyze Publicly Available Data

by James E Keenan

Analyzing real life-and-death data using Perl.



Saving your test suite history

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Test::Class::Moose::History helps you know which tests have failed on master and when? Which tests are fragile and which are robust?



Perl is an island

by Mihai Szilagyi

Nice pictures! - So now we have a river and an island. Metaphors everywhere.


Call for Grant Proposals (March 2017 Round)

The application deadline for this round is 23:59 April 2nd UTC.

Perl related crowdfunding on Kickstarter and ?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Crowdfounding is not exactly a grant, but can be a good way to partially finance some work.

Perl 5

Perl 6

Close enough

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Explaining =~=, the approximately-equal operator of Perl 6.

2017.12 How To Race A Hyper

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The Perl 6 Weekly.

Getting started with Rakudo Perl 6 in a Docker container

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Just saying Hello World with Perl 6 using the official Docker image.

Weekly collections

CPAN Weekly

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

This week was about Spreadsheet::ParseXLSX - read XLSX-format spreadsheets. Don't miss the next edition!

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Hate your commute? Perl Developer and Sysadmin? Work from home (ideally in the UK)

Well-known media client looking for full-stack Perl person with some sysadmin skills considered a distinct advantage. Small and focused team looking for another competent problem solver who's as happy with DBIx::Class as they are with Apache, and doesn't get flustered by jQuery.

Perl for High Performance; Senior Developer, West London

Do you know how to solve problems in terms of queues and caches? Does the idea of truly scaling your architecture on AWS excite you? Not fazed by designing your workloads to be distributed?

Largest Perl team in London with beautiful Docklands offices

Large, dynamic Perl team in Canary Wharf looking for mid-level and senior developers. Run by a Perl-loving CTO in beautiful offices with a great view over Canary Wharf, the company manages one legacy Perl codebase and a whole bunch of very new, very shiny, and very modern codebases that power the market-leading solution in their particular area.

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