Issue #340 - 2018-01-29 - Back to the Future with Perl

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Hi there!

First of all let me thank those nice people who read the intro of the Perl Weekly last week and notified me about the funny typo I made. It means a lot that some people care and are ready to dispatch an email to me!

Last week I managed to write 'not' instead of 'now'. The sentence correctly is:

Also Sticker You is NOW sponsoring the Perl Maven site. Yay!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Foswiki 2.1.5 is released

It is really nice to see web-based announcements of Perl projects releasing new version.


Moose Moose Moose

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

John's frenzied pace of postings about Moose continues. Check out his blogs for the newest!

Getting started with Perl on Docker

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Docker allows you to create a Linux environment standardized for your project. It makes it super easy to ensure the same environment across all the developers and even in production.

Free Wildcard TLS with Net::ACME2 and Let’s Encrypt

by Felipe Gasper

Let’s Encrypt allows you to make your web site use https with a signed certificate. Here is how to configure it using Perl.

Why should you join CPAN-PRC?

by Kivanc Yazan (KYZN)

This is the last year of the CPAN Pull Request Challenge, but why would you care? Do you use any Open Source code? Something from CPAN? Have you ever contributed? What does Kivanc say?

My DeLorean runs Perl

by Michael Conrad

After people get over seeing a DeLorean driving down the street, their next surprise is that it has an in-dash computer written in Perl. - Reddit

An overview of the Perl 5 engine

by Michael Conrad

Michael explains the features that make Perl his language of choice.


Of sisters, stacks, and CPAN

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Jonathan, the current Rakudo Perl 6 Pumpking, tries to reduce the tension between the Perl 5 and Perl 6 communities. Does it work for you?


Weekly collections


Would you like to be a Patr[e]on?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Some people have a single source of income, but then most of what they create belongs to that company. I'd prefer to have a 1,000 patrons who each give a few dollars a month and make most of my work available to everyone. Via Patreon or via PayPal

Event reports


Call for Presenters #TPCiSLC 2018

The Perl Conference will take place between June 17-22, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT. Go submit your talk proposal!

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Two Things that Make Developers Happy - Mid-to-Senior Perl Developer in London

Not everyone's like me. Perhaps nobody's like me. But when it comes to enjoying programming jobs, and particularly when it comes to enjoying Perl programming jobs, there are two things that are needed to make me happy that I suspect resonate with most other career developers.

Perl for High Performance; Senior Developer, West London

Do you know how to solve problems in terms of queues and caches? Does the idea of truly scaling your architecture on AWS excite you? Not fazed by designing your workloads to be distributed?

Sprechen Sie Deutsch und Perl fließend? Möchten Sie in London leben?

Do you speak German, Perl, and passable English?

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