Issue #301 - 2017-05-01 - Events and web development in Perl 6

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Hi there

In the last couple of weeks the Perl-related event organizers started to make more noise. It is more than welcome!

Totally unrelated, but I have started a project creating a blog engine in Perl 6 and following it with frequent blog entries. Your input is needed for this!

Other than that, we have plenty of articles to read for the coming days.


Gabor Szabo


Deutscher Perl-Workshop 2017 - Call for Participation

by Max Maischein (CORION)

The 19th German Perl Workshop will take place between 26-28 June 2017.

Announcing The Swiss Perl Workshop 2017

25-26 August, 2017 in Villars-sur-Ollon.


You must escape the left brace in a regex

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

I used to fight against escaping special characters that are not (yet) special in Perl 5 regexes. I might need to revisit my position. At least for "{".

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: April 17th-26th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Perl 5.25.12 is now available! Getting ready for 5.26 ?

Virtual Spring Cleaning Interlude, in which I could do more for Perl

by Max Maischein (CORION)

How much should one worry when patching a not-recommended core module? Will the people who don't follow the development of perl and CPAN care? Will they ever upgrade? summary for 2016

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Something I've missed earlier, but still very interesting. Showing the number of jobs posted on

Glob Matching Can Be Simple And Fast Too

It seems there are two basic strategies for glob. One gives the result in constant time the other one has an exponential-time. To tell the truth, beyond the academic exercise, I am not sure why is this interesting. How often will you use 3 or more *-s in a glob-like expression?

Perl Survey


Lab::Zhinst - Perl bindings to the LabOne API of Zurich Instruments

by Simon Reinhardt

The Lab::Measurement project provides Open Source control of test & measurement devices with Perl. Lab::Zhinst provides a Perl 5 interface to devices from Zurich Instruments.


March 2017 Grant Votes

The grant 'Improving the Robustness of Unicode Support' was approved.


How to get paid more, a guide for Perl programmers

by Peter Sergeant (SARGIE)

What's an extra $10,000 a year worth?

Perl 6

Thinking about Perl 6

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian d foy interviews Laurent Rosenfeld, whose new book Think Perl 6 from O'Reilly Media, comes out this summer.

Interesting Times

The Perl 6 Weekly

Blog engine in Perl 6

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Yours truly is looking for feedback for the blog engine plan. Both for the technical requirements and for the way to conduct a crowd-funding campaign.

Weekly collections

Not Perl

Don't use the greater than sign in programming

An interesting opinion I've heard at Craft Conf in Budapest where I also had the luck to meet Damian.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Perl mentor needed for large and growing team - train the next generation of Perl developers in London

Do you have some great Perl war stories? Can you help guide and grow the experience of junior Perl developers? Never get tired of explaining what 'use utf8;' doesn't do?

£400/day contract, Central London, Senior Perl Developer

Nice working environment, modern Perl not a requirement if you’re used to dealing with big systems. Good fit for someone moving out of banking, or stepping up to their first contract role.

Do you speak French, Perl, and passable English? Bilingual Perl developer needed in London

My London-based client is interested in native (or near-native) French speakers who are interested in relocating to London (to join an English-speaking team). While the majority of projects are undertaken in English, the client works with a number of European clients where ability to read and process French technical documentation would be helpful.

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