Issue #306 - 2017-06-05 - Perl 5.26.0 is now available!

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Perl release Announcements

Perl 5.26.0 is now available!

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The thing that made a lot of noise and will probably make more noise is the removal of . from @INC. Other items are indented HEREDOC; Unicode 9.0 support; New regex capturing variables and more. Check out the details before you upgrade.

Perl application announcements

Amusewiki 2.022

by Marco Pessotto

Amusewiki, a library-oriented wiki engine is more than just a wiki engine, it's also a powerful authoring, archiving and publishing platform.

Foswiki 2.1.4 is released

Includes 31 fixes. Some of those are security related fixes.

Perl module announcements

Type::Tiny 1.2.0 Released

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

Type::Params now has compile_named and validate_named. Type::Tiny's constraint parameter may be a string of code. Types::Standard::CycleTuple added. And more.


SPVM is developed little by little

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Static Perl Virtual Matchine (SPVM) is a Perlish static typed language. It is the language to speed up numerical operation and array operation in Perl.

I Wrote Some Perl

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

It is never too late to start something new. For example contributing to the Perl core.

On Sigils

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

In Perl 5 and Perl 6

Tracking your Old Tabs in Chrome over Time

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave is not satisfied with the order Chrome remembers his tabs so hacked together a script that will back up chrome tabs for easy restore.


Perl 5

Perl 6

2017.22 Up Handle Encoding

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

With lots of links to Perl 6 related articles!

Book: Web development in Perl 6

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

This is the crowdfunding campaign of my book about Bailador, the light-weight route-based web application development framework of Perl 6.

Weekly collections

Event reports

Try this awesome trick to make your language toolchain better

by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

The report of BooK from the Perl Toolchain Summit. Lots of familiar faces.


Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Lights, Camera ... Perl! - Mid-Level Perl / Ops for the movies (London UK)

There’s Bad CGI, and there’s Good CGI. Bad CGI involves your web-server standing up new perl processes for incoming requests, where Good CGI makes the films you watch magical. This job – unusually for Perl – involves Good CGI.

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.

Perhaps the most enlightened Perl team in London

It’s no secret that I used to run a Perl team myself in Central London, and was competing for talent with the other teams. By far the hardest team to compete with was the one whose technical leader was making sure his team were always using the best tools..

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