Issue #303 - 2017-05-15 - Perl Toolchain Summit 2017

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Hi there,

this week we have loads of posts about the Perl Toolchain Summit that took place in Lyon. Paul Johnson provided daily reporting of the event and several other people have reported specific accomplishments. It sounds it was a good effort thanks to the organizers and the sponsors.

There is an Instagram Feed of the Perl events now!

Enjoy the week!

Gabor Szabo

Announcements has a new look!

Check out the new and thank babsveloso for the beautiful new design!

Looking for Perl 6, Rakudo, and MoarVM development funding

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Do you want Perl 6 to further improve? Jonathan is one of the key people who can make that happen, but he also needs to eat. So this is your opportunity to chip in or to get your company to use their bank account to support the work on Perl 6.


Virtual Spring Cleaning - in which wild modules ambush me

by Max Maischein (CORION)

Corion started to work again on WWW::Mechanize::Chrome this time using the headless Chrome. He also updated Test-HTTP-LocalServer.

count is not uniq...

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

In which Dave explains that 'uniq' only works for values that are next to each other and one needs to use 'sort | uniq' in order to get real unique values. Or use a Perl snippet.

TPF at OSCON 2017 and summary of TPF in 2016

by Jim Brandt

The article is mostly covering the grants TPF handed out in 2016. To both Perl 5 and Perl 6 development.


AWS IAM at ZipRecruiter

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Frew describes the way they are now using Amazon Web Services Identity and Access Management with Net::Amazon::Signature::V4 and Paws.


Serving static site using Plack and PSGI

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A simple example using Plack::App::File and Plack::Middleware::DirIndex


Specifying dependencies for your CPAN distribution

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

The 4th part of the series explaining how to declare the dependencies using ExtUtils::MakeMaker, Module::Build, App::ModuleBuildTiny, Dist::Zilla, Minilla, cpanfile, and Module::Install.

Viewing Your Module Permissions on MetaCPAN

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Impressive way to see who has rights to release a module.

Turning Hooks off in App::GitHooks

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

App::GitHooks is an extensible plugins system for git hooks. Now you can turn it off using an environment variable.


Perl Panel, an amazing lightweight utility

A desktop environment in Perl?


Perl 5


Converting glob patterns to efficient regexes in Perl and JavaScript

by Lukas Mai (MAUKE)

Recently there was a big and enthusiastic discussion when Russ Cox benchmarked several glob implementations and now Lukas shows us the fast version using regexes. It's a nice article and one can learn some regex power tools, but I still don't understand when does this have any practical impact? Have you ever used glob with more than 2 stars (*) in it?

Ref::Util updates: Pure-Perl now available!

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Ref::Util provides utility functions for checking references. e.g. is_ref($foo) and is_arrayref($foo). The work done at the Perl Toolchain Summit culminated in a Pure-Perl version making it more accessible to the general public.

Perl 6

Weekly collections


Event reports

The Toolchain Summit is only possible with support from our sponsors

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

The full list of sponsors and information about them.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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