Issue #345 - 2018-03-05 - Plenty of posts

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Hi there,

Besides the ongoing blogs of John Scolese, in the past few days fREW Schmidt has also posted every day and the renewed effort on by David Farrell and co. also has an impact. Is there a wakening? I'd love to see more people getting active again telling about their use cases of Perl. You do still use Perl, don't you?

In other news my crowdfunding campaign to update the Perl tutorial has passed the 25% mark. To tell the truth I was hoping that a lot more of you would support it by now. Not because you need it, but because you think it can help future Perl developers. Go ahead support the project.

Enjoy the week!

Gabor Szabo


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by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

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

Full Disk, What's Next?

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

A mix of Shell and Perl code to find the big files that take up a lot of disk space.

Why does this code not work? (split, array slice)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A problematic piece of code and a solution. If you would like to see it.

Exponential Backoff in Service Startup

by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

Wait more and more time before trying to launch a service.

How does traceroute work?

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

... and the Perl module that implements traceroute.

Marpa Debugging

by Peter Jaquiery

Sometimes you need to debug even code using Marpa. How can you do that?

Start writing the Markua parser in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Markua is a Makrdown-inspired language for writing books created by LeanPub. In this article series I am going to explain how I build a Markua Parser in Perl. I need it to make it easier to generate ebooks from the content of the Perl Maven web site.

Strings in YAML - To Quote or not to Quote

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Tina continues to explain the details of YAML and her own work on the YAML processors.




by Steven Lembark (LEMBARK)

A module that installs other modules compatible with the running perl.

Setup your computer for CPAN-PRC

by Kivanc Yazan (KYZN)

How to start working on the CPAN Pull Request using Docker or locally using Perlbrew and friends.

The 3rd generation of DBIx::DataModel is on CPAN

by Laurent Dami (DAMI)

DBIx::DataModel is an object-relational mapping (ORM) framework for building Perl abstractions. The article explains some of its advantages.

Announcing Plack::Middleware::StatsPerRequest

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Some new code escaped the DarkPan and became free. Your help with tests is welcome!



Perl 5

P5P update: Smarter Match

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

A change was not successful and was caught by tests of downstream code. Nothing to see here. Though I guess if CPAN was smoked using development code then this would have been caught earlier. Strangely I thought it was already smoked.

Perl 6

2018.09 Say Cheese.d

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The regular weekly post with plenty of interesting links to articles, questions, Tweets, and more.




by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The beginning of a series on using Ansible for Configuration Management

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