Issue #315 - 2017-08-07 - *Welcome to TPCiA - The Perl Conference in Amsterdam

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Hello there!

If you are among the lucky 300 or so attending the conference in Amsterdam, then enjoy! We are looking forward to your reports!

Tons of grant-related posts from TPF. It is great to see the frequent reports! Even if some are not exactly timed well :)

There are also tons of Perl 6 related articles. Which reminds me that you can get the Perl 6 Fundamentals book of Moritz Lenz both in e- and dead-tree version now.

Enjoy your book and enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Supervisors and Init Systems: Part 6 and 7

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Frew seems to be really persistent with this series. If you have missed the earlier once and especially if you don't know what is a Supervisor, start with part 1 and the check out the list of episodes.

Considering Code Documentation

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave wants to know what documentation would *you* add to his code, but there are no comments. So do you think his code does not need any documentation or is documenting the need of documentation too META?

Log::Any - Now With Structured Logging

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

This is the first trial release after a big merge. Give some feedback!


Code Recipes Now On Github - 5,000+ Recipes for Python, Perl, Ruby and More

The code snippets of ActiveState have aged and now they would like you to improve them, but Johannes Kilian looked at the GitHub repository and found that it needs some administrative improvement as well.


What I (domm) expect from a Web Framework

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Thomas gives his view on what (Web) Framework should do and should not do. I hope we can make use of his views in building Bailador to be a useful framework that will drive people towards Perl 6.




by Lukas Mai (MAUKE)

The FizzBuzz Test is a programming interview question designed to help filter out the 99.5% of programming job candidates who can't seem to program their way out of a wet paper bag. I am not sure the original authors had this in their mind.... and the Aristotle golfed it. Creepy.


Call for Grant Proposals (July 2017 Round)

by Will Coleda (COKE)

This was published on 1st August with a dead-line of 5th August. Strange. It is also over by the time you read this message.

May 2017 Grant Votes

by Will Coleda (COKE)

A bit late, but the report is here.

Perl 5

Strawberry Perl

Apparently the Strawberryperl domain has expired and the site was off-line for a few hours or maybe a whole day, but it is back online now. report

Perl 6

Continuous Integration for Perl 6 modules

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The modules list of Perl 6 now show both the Travis-CI and Appveyor status of the modules where those are enabled. For the modules that the Continuous Integration is not running yet you can find a link explaining how to set that up. 2 Days ago Appveyor stood at 40. Today at 59. It is now your turn to help the Perl 6 modules run on Windows. UPDATE: The site was updated. It looks much better now, but I am not sure if you can easily find the modules that need help with Appveyor or Travis-CI configuration.

2017.31 Moar Smaller

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The 100th episode of the Perl 6 weekly blog post.

MoarVM Specializer Improvements Part 1: Gathering Data

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

If I understand it correctly, in a nutshell, this specialization, or in short spesh, is about stripping out late-binding and creating, well, specialized versions of it. But don't take my understanding. Read it yourself!

Weekly collections

Money Money Money

TPC::NA 2017 Finance Report

by Dan Wright (DWRIGHT)

I love transparency in finances of The Perl Foundation and the Perl events. It seems with the years smaller and smaller percentage of attendees were paying. After a peak of expenses in 2015, it seems the budgets is getting saner again. Oh and BTW the organizers are open for more volunteers to join them for the 2018 event!

The Perl Foundation

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This is a friendly, dynamic team based in Canary Wharf and for the first time the company is offering visa sponsorship for the right candidate. If you’ve got experience with Modern Perl this could be your opportunity to make the move to sunny London.

Do you love customers? Senior Perl Developer with a product focus, London

Ever find yourself wishing you could see meaningful impact on users from your work? Trapped in a company with long release cycles and dubious release dates? Wish your ideas for product improvement didn’t keep disappearing in to the Project Manager’s backlog?

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Do you know how to solve problems in terms of queues and caches? Does the idea of truly scaling your architecture on AWS excite you? Not fazed by designing your workloads to be distributed?

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