Issue #318 - 2017-08-28 - Developer Weekly - First release upon an unsuspecting world

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The end of the summer seems to have its impact and there aren't very many articles to choose from. Nevertheless you have some great ones.

Using this relative silence, I am launching a new weekly newsletter called Developer Weekly. In this newsletter I am going to pick several articles from the 'Engineering blogs' of some of the biggest tech companies and mix that with articles from individuals who have clever things to say about development in general. Sign up now so you won't miss the first issue!


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Trying out AWK in Java with Perlito5

by Flávio Glock (FGLOCK)

A totally new meaning of Perl being the glue language. Now instead of among strange systems it is being used as an AWK to Java compiler.

Perl in Japan

Interview with Daisuke Maki (a.k.a. lestrat)

How to forbid certain Perl modules from use?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Using Perl::Critic you can create a list of 'forbidden modules' and even recommend alternatives. This can be very useful in a large team to direct people to the modules recommended by you.

Script to update some modules

by Ben Bullock (BKB)

What if for some reason you cannot use cpan and cpanm? I think in this case the problem is lack of access to a CPAN mirror.

Split a .pm into a .pod and a .pm

by Ben Bullock (BKB)

And also make sure the example in the synopsis works.


"First release upon an unsuspecting world"

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Who said "First release upon an unsuspecting world"?

New on CPAN - week ending on 2017-08-27

Selected modules that were first released to CPAN in the last week.


Unicode membership

by Dan Wright (DWRIGHT)

The Perl Foundation has renewed its associate level membership in the Unicode Consortium.

Perl 5

Perl 6


by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

This seems to be all the rage now in the Perl 6 world: Development tools for building services and distributed systems in Perl 6

2017.34 Going

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The Perl 6 weekly with more great Perl 6 content. Including the new Atomic operator.

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Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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Large, dynamic Perl team in Canary Wharf looking for mid-level and senior developers. Run by a Perl-loving CTO in beautiful offices with a great view over Canary Wharf, the company manages one legacy Perl codebase and a whole bunch of very new, very shiny, and very modern codebases that power the market-leading solution in their particular area.

Escape to the country — cutting-edge role in picturesque NW England

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