Issue #313 - 2017-07-24 - 1000 days of CPAN releases.

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Mohammad Anwar has done at least one CPAN release per day for the last 1000 days, adopting a bunch of CPAN distributions along the way. His passion for help CPAN and CPAN authors, is admirable!

Check out the list of talks for TPC::EU, which has now been finalised. And if you're going to TPC::EU, you could help out the EPO, if you're going to be there the day before the conference proper starts.


Neil Bowers

Hacking with Perl

Drawing Traffic Lights With Perl

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave needs images of traffic lights, for some secret squirrel project he's working on. He ended up creating SVG::TrafficLight, which makes it easy to draw SVG traffic lights.

Reading/writing Arduino pins over I2C with Perl

by Steve Bertrand

Steve shows how to talk to an Arduino from Perl, over the I2C bus.

Neo4j in your own software: Very basic Perl hacking

by D Ruth Holloway

The third article in a series, this one shows how you can use the Neo4j graph database from Perl.


1000th consecutive days releasing to CPAN

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

On Sunday 23rd July, Mohammad did a release to CPAN, making it the 1000th consecutive day that he'd done a CPAN release on. That's nearly 3 years (1095 days). In that time he's released a lot of his own modules, but has also got co-maint on a lot of others, and adopted some of those.

PPIx-Regexp Perl Version Functionality

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom introduces his PPIx::Regexp module, which provides a PPI-like interface for parsing regular expressions.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: July 10th-16th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The weekly summary of news from P5P, the headline of which is the releases of 5.24.2 and 5.22.4.


berrybrew, the Perlbrew for Windows, updated to v1.13

by Steve Bertrand

A new version of berrybrew has been released. This lets you have multiple versions of Perl installed on a Windows machine, and switch between them as your default Perl.

Perl 6

2017.29 Zoffix Released

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The weekly roundup of Perl 6 news, which headlines with the news that Zoffix has stepped down as release manager, with Alex Daniel taking up the baton.

Perl Conferences

Swiss Perl Workshop 2017 - Final Call For Papers

It's not long to the Swiss Perl Workshop (25th and 26th August), and this is your last chance to submit a talk proposal.

EPO Hackathon

by Mark Keating

On Tuesday 8th August, the day before TPC::EU starts, there is going to be a hackathon in Amsterdam, to work on the EPO web sites. If you're going to be there for the conference, why not volunteer to help out.

Not Perl

What is a "Senior Developer"?

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Curtis presents his thoughts on what makes a developer a Senior developer.

How to use data from millions of open source projects

by Benjamin Nickolls

An article about, a service that has data on language libraries, including CPAN and those from 32 other package managers. The data from this service is now available.

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