Issue #305 - 2017-05-29 - I thought summer was a slower time, when I was a kid...

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So, you missed the Toolchain Summit, eh? I didn't get to go, either, but there are still a bunch of conferences ahead! Plan now to go!

We're still getting in some reports from the Toolchain Summit, too, plus a few other goodies of news from around the net this week. My world's been a little busy, and it looks like some of the usual posters have been busy with other things, too!

D Ruth Holloway


No propsal for the European Perl Conference 2018 yet

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Hopefully, some monger group steps up soon!


graphql-perl - a GraphQL reference implementation in Perl

by Ed Jordan

Ed is porting GraphQL from JavaScript to Perl. He's got some initial findings on this daunting task!

Perl Toolchain Summit Reports

My Perl Toolchain Summit

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer fills us in on his second Summit

Perl Toolchain Summit 2017

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel attends his second Summit, and worked on the CPAN Test Reporter, along with a few other CPAN issues

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: May 17th to 22nd

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

A quiet week on the Perl 5 Porters list, apparently

Perl 6


The Perl 6 Weekly

The 'Think Perl 6' book is out

by Laurent Rosenfeld

The Think Perl 6 book is now officially out (see O'Reilly received it from the printer this week and started shipping it out to retailers.
It is also available in PDF format as a free book under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Readers are free to copy and distribute the text; they are also free to modify it, which allows them to adapt the book to different needs, and to help develop new material. The LaTeX source for this book is in this Github repository.

Perl 6 at a Glance as an e-book

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

The book is now available as a pdf as well.

Crowdfunding the Bailador book

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor continues his crowdfunding campaign to write a book on Web Application Development in Perl 6. He has posted an article on launching the campaign and the first week of the campaign. Bailador now has a web site.

Weekly collections


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!


July 01, 2017, LINE Fukuoka株式会社, Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka, Japan

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.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Perl Developer who wants to learn Scala and NodeJS - West London

Love Perl but want to skill-up on another stack at your employer’s expense? Client is a major and dynamics UK company with a large (and pretty Modern) Perl codebase who have started extended their technical stack to include Scala and NodeJS.

The Story of Mäike - Senior Perl developer in finance

Many (many) years ago I used to work for a large British broadcasting corporation in West London, on an interminable Perl project later rewritten entirely in Flash. One of the few highlights of my days was interacting with Mäike [name changed to protect the innocent], a Senior Developer on a downstream part of the project.

Two Things that Make Developers Happy - Mid-to-Senior Perl Developer in London

Not everyone’s like me. Perhaps nobody’s like me. But when it comes to enjoying programming jobs, and particularly when it comes to enjoying Perl programming jobs, there are two things that are needed to make me happy that I suspect resonate with most other career developers.

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