Issue #310 - 2017-07-03 - Half-way through 2017

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We're half-way through the year already, so maybe time to review your Perl, open source, and other goals for the year?

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Neil Bowers


A Date with CPAN, Update #2: A Little Piece of Date::Piece

After what felt like a long sabbatical, Buddy continues his series about his Date::Easy and related modules. He catches us up on his recent work, and shows a number of examples to demonstrate how the Easy name is appropriate.

List your dist's prereqs where newer versions have become available

by Steve Bertrand

Steve has written a module (and script) that will go through all modules by an author, and check their dependencies, to see if there's a newer version on CPAN than is required by the target module. You shouldn't automatically bumped the required version of your dependencies to the latest release, unless you're sure that your module really does require that release. Generally specifying a version is either to ensure a feature you rely on is available, or to avoid one or more bugs in earlier releases.

csv-grep (and App::CSVUtils)

by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

Not caring for my CSV grep script, perlancar has written his own. We have different itches, so scratched them in different ways, as is traditional on CPAN.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: June 20th-28th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer's weekly roundup of P5P news. New versions of Encode and the Scalar-List-Utils distribution, and a lot more issues reported than fixed (maybe that usually happens after a major release?).

Perl 6

Optimizing reading lines from a file

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan describes some work he did recently to improve performance for a common idiom: read a file line by line and process each line. At first Perl 6 took 2.5 times as long as Perl 5, but by the end he got it down to only a factor of 1.1 times slower.

Perl 6: Seqs, Drugs, And Rock'n'Roll (Part 2)

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

A loong post by Zoffix about iterators in Perl 6.

2017.26 Half Way There

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The weekly round-up of Perl 6 news.

The Perl Conference

Three Little Words: The Perl Conference 2017 Day 2

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave's report on day 2 of the perl conference. Also includes a picture of puppies.

Videos of talks from TPC::NA

Videos of talks from the Perl Conference are still going up, so keep checking back. If you're nervous of submitting talk proposals because you might get rejected, take heart, because even seasoned speakers get rejected.

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Escape London -- Mid-to-Senior Perl Developers in the Midlands (visa sponsorship a possibility)

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