Issue #307 - 2017-06-12 - The Perl Conference is nearly upon us

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The Perl conference is nearly upon us, so we have several related posts. If you're going, get the app from Infinity Interactive on your phone!

If you want to see a book on web application development in Perl 6, you could support Gabor's crowdfunding campaign.


Neil Bowers


Add Structured Data to Log::Any

by Philipp Gortan (GORTAN)

Philipp has submitted a pull request to Log::Any, to add support for passing structured data. If you use Log::Any, take a look!

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: May 23rd to June 5th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The main news for that week was that Perl 5.26 is now available. Some other stuff went on as well.

GitPrep 2.6

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Kimoto-san has released a new version of his Github replacement, GitPrep, which adds wiki support.

Perl::Critic 1.128 fixes bugs and works with Perl 5.26

by Andy Lester (PETDANCE)

Perl::Critic, the static code analysis tool for Perl.

Perl 6

Sorting out synchronous I/O

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan describes some work he did to fix a longstanding I/O bug in MoarVM, funded by Nick Logan.

Perl 6 Books Landscape in June 2017

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz summarises the Perl 6 books that are available now, or in development.

2017.23 Fulfilled TAP

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The weekly roundup of Perl 6 news.

Blog engine in Perl 6

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor is working on a blogging engine in Perl 6, as one of the examples for his book on web application development in Perl 6.


The Perl Conference

The Perl Conference Newsletter

by David Oswarld (DAVIDO)

Information about the Perl Conference, which kicks off next Sunday (18th June) with tutorials from the superband of Anderson, Rolsky, Signes, and Schwartz. If you're going, why not give a lightning talk?

Infinity Interactive's TPC 2017 app

by Paul Zolnierczyk

John Anderson and Jay Hannah, who both work for Infinity Interactive, are giving talks at TPC. Infinity are not only a sponsor of the conference, they've developed the conference app for Android and iOS, which you can use to get the most out of your time at TPC. Nice one Infinity!

The Perl Foundation

Grant Proposal: Revitalize

by André Walker

André has applied for a grant of $3k to have a go at providing a replacement for If you have any thoughts on this, please add comments at the foot of the post.

COMPLETION Report / Perl 6 IO TPF Grant

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix has completed his work on standardisation, test coverage, and documentation of Perl 6 I/O routines, which was supported by a grant. Read about what he did.

Grant Report : Robust Perl 6 Unicode Support

by Samantha McVey

A progress report from Samantha on her project to support the robustness of Unicode support in Rakudo. This work is supported by a TPF grant.

The Community Advocacy Committee has a new chair person

by Jim Brandt

Mark Prather has volunteered to be the chairman of the TPF community advocacy committee. He has some ideas, but is looking for more fresh blood, if you want to join the committee.

Dave Mitchell's grant report for May

by Dave Mitchell

Dave's biggest piece of work in May was reworking the sprintf implementation, in the process fixing bugs and making it faster.

Not Perl

Book Review: Scaling Teams

by Pat Kua

A review of O'Reilly's book "Scaling Teams". Pat regularly talks on being a tech leader, and has a lot of experience helping development teams. I'll be adding it to my wishlist.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Make your work more visible; Catalyst and Template Toolkit with an eye for detail - junior to mid-level

Got an eye for detail and some HTML/CSS/jQuery skills? Want to work in a small team with a very popular product in Central London? Some exposure to Catalyst and Template Toolkit?

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.

Distraction-free Workplace - Escape Standups and Scrum - Perl Developer West London

Personally, I love Agile and Scrum so much I wrote a set of blog articles detailing why I love them so much. But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Some  people yearn for being given a two-week task, going away, and getting it done well by themselves, or in consultation with highly technical and well-read colleagues.

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