Issue #334 - 2017-12-18 - Happy Birthday Perl!

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Hi there,

This year the Perl Weekly is published on the 30th birthday of Perl.

How do you celebrate?

Use this opportunity to send a thank-you note to Larry Wall, to someone who have contributed to Perl throughout the years, to a CPAN author who maintains a module you use!

Happy Birthday to all the readers!

Gabor Szabo

TPC - History - Perl is 30

Advent Calendars

Perl Advent Calendar

A holiday tradition since 2000!

Perl 6 Advent Calendar

Every year since 2009--no fancy calendar, just great blog entries every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Mojolicious Advent Calendar

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel has started a new blog for Mojolicious, and is kicking it off in grand style, with an Advent calendar.

Advent Planet 2017

by Len Jaffe (LENJAFFE)

The collection of all the Advent calendars.


Patreon and Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Patreon allows you to support people with a small monthly payment.



Many Sides of Moose!!

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

John goes on with his series on marrying Moose with Databases. This time making the Data Accessor smart enough that is would know what Driver to use form the connection passed in.

Modulino: both script and module in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Sometimes you'd want to allow people to use the functions from your script and sometime you'd like to run your module as if it was a script. Based on the comments on the article and on Reddit, not everybody liked, but I learned that the word was actually coined by brian d foy. I also got some ideas for more use-cases.


Regenerating Perl School

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Instead of class-room training sessions, this time Dave is working on cheap eBooks about various topics in Perl sold via Amazon. The first one is called Perl Taster: Your First Two Hours With Perl. I'd say even if you don't need it, buy it as a way to encourage and support Dave. Even better, buy a copy as a present to a fellow Perl newbie.

The Year of Perl 6 Books

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Listing all the Perl 6 related books

Minimum Viable Perl

by Eric Johnson

Announced on his blog you can find a web based Perl tutorial. Read the Reddit comments.

Bailador + Dancer SPA + Collab dev bundle

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

As a Christmas special I am also offering my 3 books in a bundle at a very deep discount.

Perl 5

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Rapid Growth in Perl - developers wanted for an expanding central London company

According the Guinness Book of World Records, the fastest growing plant is a species of bamboo, which grows at a rate of up to 91cm a day. The fastest growing economy in the world is currently Ethiopia, with a projected growth in GDP of over 8% this year. And although the record for fastest growing Perl team might not be recorded in the Guinness Book of records, our client is a strong contender.

Be a trailblazer in a time of growth - Full Stack Architect required for a rapidly expanding London company

If you’re currently a senior full stack developer looking to take on your next role as an architect then this is a great opportunity to do so in a company that is both ambitious and supportive. Increased job satisfaction is another perk, as their codebase is notably new and clean and the team are committed to using modern practices.

London's Trendiest Office Space - Lead and Mid-Level Perl Developer roles

I love working in a vibrant, modern space. If you’re going to spend all day at work, it might as well be somewhere you enjoy being, rather than a cubicle farm. This client has a workspace I’m actively jealous of!

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