Issue #327 - 2017-10-30 - The Quest for a 100-Year Programming Language

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Hi there!

plenty of interesting stufff this week:

an interview with Larry Wall, Call For Participation for the German Perl Worksop, and Call For Cakes at the London Perl Workshop.

I am also running a new survey. This time about Continuous Integration. Fill it out!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo



Tracing Perl memory leaks with Devel::MAT, part 2

by Paul Evans (PEVANS)

A very detailed explanation on how to use Devel::MAT to find a memory leak in Mojo::Redis2. If the terminology in the article is unfamiliar, don't worry in the first part of the series Paul explained those.

Monitoring my phone's internet activity with DD-WRT and Perl

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

'Unusual traffic from your computer network' when using Samsung Galaxy S8. But what is it?


Perl string concatenation and repetition

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

Remember that 'x' is different to '*' and lists are different to arrays,


Purge your old releases from CPAN!

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

That will free up space on the CPAN server and on the hundreds of mirrors while the old versions will live forever on BackPAN.


Perl 6

Main Development Branch Renamed from 'nom' to 'master'

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

In case you were following the development of Rakudo, the most advanced implementation of Perl 6, you know they used an unusually-named main development branch called 'nom'. That was now switched to 'master' to align with the default expectation.

Rakudo Perl 6 Advent Calendar 2017 Call for Authors

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

It is still more than a month away, but it is time to start working on the articles to continue the tradition started in 2009.

Perl6 should be renamed Perl++

We haven't had a thread about renaming Perl 6 for quite some time. Here are the reactions at Reddit Perl 6 and Reddit Perl

Perl 6 weekly: Hyper lands, racing…

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The usual set of beauty and fun!


The 3 most important Programming languages to you

The results of the survey from last week.

Weekly collections

Event reports


Call for Organizers - TPCNA::2018

by Lena Leanne Hand

The Perl Conference Organizing Committee for the 2018 NEEDS your help!

German Perl-Workshop 2018 - Call for Participation

Between 4-6 April 2017 in Bergisch Gladbach, 15 km from Cologne/Köln.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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?

Largest Perl team in London with beautiful Docklands offices

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. Free breakfast, too, for some values of breakfast.

Perl mentor needed for large and growing team - train the next generation of Perl developers in London

Do you have some great Perl war stories? Can you help guide and grow the experience of junior Perl developers? Never get tired of explaining what

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