Issue #302 - 2017-05-08 - Conference season is upon us!

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'Tis the season...

We've got a lot of conferences all bunched up this summer; plan now, if you haven't already, to go support one or more of them, do a presentation, and learn from colleagues. One of the greatest strenghts of Perl is the community, and we build that through events all around the world!

If you've got a big Perl workshop or other event planned, make sure to let us know here at the Perl Weekly, so it can get listed.

D Ruth Holloway


Perl in a Business Application - Musings of an Architect

by Mikko Koivunalho

Mikko talks about design and architecture, with a nod to Brooks; in the end, a success, but not quite as originally architected.


Crafty, a CI Engine with streaming logs and a REST API

by Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (VTI)

Found on Reddit: vti introduces Crafty, a simple-but-useful CI server for personal projects

Perl nested arrays

A Redditor raises a question about nesting of arrays; raiph points out that Perl 5 and Perl 6 behave differently, with code samples. TIMTOWTDI, of course.


Test2 Documentation Grant Progress Report

by Alberto Simões (AMBS)

Chad Granun has made a brief progress report on the Test2 documentation.

Perl 5

perlcritic and allowing simple double sigils dereferencing

by Luca Ferrari

Perl::Critic::ProhibitDoubleSigils can be a bit too aggressive; consider ProhibitComplexDoubleSigils instead!

Type::Tiny 1.2 Coming Soon

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

Type::Tiny is a small class for writing type constraints, which can be used with Moose, Mouse, or Moo, or standalone. V1.2 has been under development for some time, and is close to ready!

\d does not validate numbers

by Ben Bullock (BKB)

\d does not always do what you expect; in a Unicode context, it will match on anything that is regarded as a numeral in Unicode!

Perl 6

Starlight, Starbright

The Perl 6 Weekly

Perl 6 Fundamentals is being published by Apress

As noted in the Perl 6 Weekly, a second publisher has now picked up Perl 6 work!

Weekly collections


Perl Toolchain Summit

Formerly known as the Perl QA Hackathon, this year's Toolchain Summit will be held May 11-14 in Lyon, France.

Madrid Perl Workshop

On June 3, 2017 in Madrid, Spain

French Perl Workshop

The French Perl Workshop will be held in Paris Jun 9-10.

The Perl Conference - Amsterdam

Formerly YAPC::EU, the conference's theme this year is 'High-end Perl'. Call for Presentations remains open until June 15!

The Perl Conference - US

Register now for the US Perl Conference (formerly YAPC::NA), June 18-23, near Washington, DC.

German Perl Workshop 2017

The German Perl Workshop is in Hamburg, at the Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg, on June 26-28! Registration is open!

The Swiss Perl Workshop 2017

The Swiss Perl Workshop will be held in Villars-sur-Ollon on August 25-26. CFP is open until July 31, and registration is now open.

The corner of Gabor

Tech Lead Skills for Developers

An excellent presentation from Craft Conf by Patrick Kua.

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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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