Issue #311 - 2017-07-10 - One of those weeks...

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Ever have one of those weeks where you're just out of whack the whole time, and things don't happen like they should? Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's not. Most of the time, it's a mixed bag.

This week has certainly been one for me! News come that I will, in fact, get to go to Amsterdam for The Perl Conference there, and most US-based folks had a work holiday on Tuesday.

About midday Sunday, I realized what I was forgetting! Here's some news from the Perl world!

D Ruth Holloway



by Dmitri Tikhonov (DMITRI)

Dmitri visits his local B&N, and notices a shortage of tech books. Be sure and read the comments for some great discussion!

Using a controllerless servo on the Raspberry Pi with Perl

by Steve Bertrand

WiringPi::API has one shortcoming--Steve found a way 'round it.


Why /\d/ is rarely what you want

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

A gentle reminder about digits...

The not-so-great escape

by Ben Bullock (BKB)

Ben wrestles with HTML escaping; the comments discuss some CPAN modules--and their bugs!

Grant Reports

PrettyDump's European Tour

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian d foy reports on his recent travel grant, and the presentation he gave (repeatedly) while he was in Europe.

Perl 5

CPAN Testers Has an API

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Doug (preaction) gave a lightning talk at TPC::NA about the new CPAN Testers API. If you missed it, you can watch, or read about it!

Perl 6

Perl is $schrödinger_state

by Leon Fayer

Leon attended TPC::NA, and while he's impressed with the community, he is dubious about the future of Perl. (See also on Reddit

The Hot New Language Named Rakudo

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix makes a case for renaming Perl 6. Before you scream with horror, read!

Inching On Speed

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Weekly collections


The Perl Conference - Amsterdam

Formerly YAPC::EU, the conference's theme this year is 'High-end Perl'. 9-11 August 2017 is right around the corner!

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.

The corner of Gabor

Just some entries Gabor added at the last minute...

PAUSE and rights

by Peter Rabbitson (RIBASUSHI)

It is unclear to me why Ribasushi suggested this thread, but it seems like drama.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Hate bugs? Like people? Opportunity for an Application Support Engineer at a friendly, growing London company

Are you dedicated to the eradication of bugs? Are you an excellent communicator who can liaise effectively with customer support and technical teams? This is an opportunity to work within a friendly team for a rapidly growing fintech company.

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.

Problem-solvers for very strong Perl Fintech/Banking team in London

Very strong Perl team in central London with a reputation for technical excellence and doing things their own way. Expect to be challenged by very bright co-workers who are determined to move fast and break things.

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