Issue #323 - 2017-10-02 - Web or DevOps? What is the real field of Perl?

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Hi there

at first I thought we will have a thin edition, but several web-related articles came in. For example a very detailed one about Mojolicious. There is also a survey about Dancer.

In other news, the Dancer crowdfunding ends in a few days. We have already reached $5,000 (some used PayPal and do not show up on the Indiegogo page) with the sponsorships received from The Perl Shop. I hope a few more companies will decide to sponsor and we can further extend the book!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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Semantic diff for Perl code

PerlMonks discussion to compare modules where functions blocks where moved.


Caching and the travis-perl Helpers

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Travis-perl helpers will allow you to test your code with a much wider range of Perl versions than what Travis offers.


What's your favorite Perl tip?

or how to get lots of comments on Reddit without FUD.

A template for structuring single-file solutions in Perl

A suggestion on how to start writing Perl scripts or programs. I'd prefer without the 'do' prefixes and without the CamelCase functions, but having a main functions is good idea. If Perl had a standard library for logging that would eliminate even more duplication.


Building Web UIs with Perl + Mojolicious

by Ynon Perek (YNONP)

An excellent and long writeup starting with the installation, showing simple pages, via using Websockets and running background tasks.

Concurrency, Perl and Web Services, Oh My!

A mix of AnyEvent, Mojolicious, Plack, Feersum, and some more.

Dancer Survey 2017

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

It is actully only 5-10 min. Unless you want to write an essay.

Perl Dancer eBook: Angular, React, or Vue?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The Perl Dancer eBook was founded and it will be written using jQuery. If you'd like to still support it go ahead. If we reach $7,000 you will get another front-end in the book. Angular, React, or Vue.


Help CPAN with Hacktoberfest 2017

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Hacktoberfest is an annual event where if you do four pull requests in the month of October you'll get a free t-shirt. Get started now!


#Perl on the rise for #DevOps

by Joe Landman

What is needed for DevOps, which Perl modules might be most useful to you. With comments on Redit.


YAML::PP Grant Report August/September 2017

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Tina made a nice job improving the world of YAML.

Perl 5

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: September 18th-24th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Perl 5.27.4, 5.24.3, and 5.26.1 are available. They are looking for someone willing to help updating CPAN modules in core!

Perl 6

2017.39 Smarting up the Pool

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Your weekly dose of Perl 6 news.

6lang: The Naming Discussion Update

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Interesting further thoughts on how Perl 6 is going to be called. Even more comments on Redit. I really like the 'slang' in it! I think it provides the appropriate amount of confusion to start a conversation.

6lang - Creating a background service

by Patrick 'tyil' Spek

How to fork a multi-threaded VM without loosing most of your memory? A step on the way to a centralized logging system in Perl 6.


Career Advice for Programmers

by Peter Sergeant (SARGIE)

Peter Sergeant, who runs the Perl Careers that provides the jobs at the bottom of every Perl Weekly issue started a new blog called Career Advice for Programmers. It already has quite a few entries.

Weekly collections

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Do some good in the world – Perl developers required for a charity and giving-focused team in Kent, UK

Want to do something good for once? Join the Kickstarter of the charity world, supporting activists and causes around the world. You’ll be working in Perl to support a range of their highly successful charity and giving-focused projects.

Bring more Modern Perl to a properly agile team in Manchester (and learn NodeJS)

Successful and established team about to undergo an large expansion looking for Perl developers at every level of experience, from school leaver to Larry Wall.

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

Summer in the UK… the time for long evening walks in the countryside and sunny days on the beach. This company is based in a small town perfectly positioned to enjoy these traditional British countryside pursuits: to the east lies the Peak District, while to the west are the beautiful remote beaches of northern Wales. For those rare days when the British weather is unobliging, the behemoth cultural duo of Liverpool and Manchester are also within easy striking distance. The town itself is an attractive market town, with good transport connections and easily commutable from either neighbouring city.

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