Issue #337 - 2018-01-08 - CPAN Pull Request Challenge for 2018

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The CPAN Pull Request Challenge for 2018

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

This is the 4th and final year. It is your last chance to do a full year of the challenge. Go for it!


Patreon of yours truly

An excellent opportunity to support the work on the Perl Weekly, Perl Mavem, on the updated Perl slides, and a bunch of other things.


A herd of Moose

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

John keeps up his article-craze posting an article about Moose every day. Check out his timeline for seven new articles since last week.

Introduction to YAML Schemas and Tags

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

How does a YAML processor decide if a value is a string or a number? It depends.

A Love Letter to Plain Text

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

If you have text files in any text-like format, there are plenty of command line tools to munge them. Even to convert them into an in-memory database to be able to query the data.

Hidden Gems of

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Links to some evergreen articles.


Test::Snapshot - automate externalising "expected" data

by Ed Jordan

What if you have a bunch of test cases with input data files and expected output data files and then, due to a change in the requirements the code and thus the expectation should change. Will you update all the expected data files manually? With Test::Snapshot you can automate that task.

Retrospectives and New Year's resolutions

2017 in review, the 2018 plan

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

A personal retrospective by RJBS and his adjusted plans. If you fail short of your annual plans, this might be a good read for you. At least you'll know that other people, people you respect encounter similar problems.



Larry Wall illustrated

by Peter Krumins (PKRUMINS)

A picture is worth 1,000 words.



Perl Programming

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I have moved my Perl Programming slide to a new URL.

Perl 5

Perl 6

Tree Surgery

by Jeff Goff (JGOFF)

Check out Tree Surgery for a quick guide on how to easily walk generic trees of Perl 6 data.

2018.01 Perl 6 Alerts

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The Perl 6 Weekly post

Weekly collections

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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