Issue #346 - 2018-03-12 - Conferences, Workshops, Training classes

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there seem to be a small wave of event announcements. If you have not been to any Perl event, I'd recommend you pick one of these.

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GPW2018 - Draft schedule online

The German Perl Workshop will take place in Gummersbach between 4-6 April 2018.

A decade of classes in Lausanne

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

Wow, these classes are practically free. With Damian. In Switzerland. What else could I want. If I did not have a previous commitment on those days I'd surely go. The low prices will totally offset the extra chocolate I'd eat there.

The Perl Conference Newsletter: 3/11/18

Round 1 and Round 2 Speakers Announced! Last Call to Submit a Talk! Register today to attend The Perl Conference; Conference Hotel Rooms and Rates; Sponsor The Perl Conference! Stay up to date! - Published on 3/11/18. These Americans will never learn how to write a date properly :)

The Perl Conference in Europe

I have not seen any announcement from them outside of their own web site, but nevertheless they deserve to be mentioned: In Glasgow between 15th-17th August. The CFP is still open.

French Perl Workshop

May 18 - 19, 2018 Paris, France

Swiss Perl Workshop

September 7 - 8, 2018 Bern, Switzerland

Perl Toolchain Summit

April 19 - 22, 2018 Oslo, Norway


Is this the end of Dist-Zilla?

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

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

Travis-CI for the Markua Parser project

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Markua is a Markdown-inspired language for writing books created and used by LeanPub. The Markua parser in Perl 5 was started by yours truly to make it easier to use Markua for writing the articles on the Perl Maven site and then to convert them to eBooks. This article shows how to set up Continuous Integration on Travis-CI. The whole project was started to aid the work once the Perl Tutorial Campaign is successful.


What would you like to see from an ebook on programming the Raspberry Pi in Perl?

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

Lots of comments on the web site and on Reddit as well. Do you have a Raspberry Pi at home? They are fun little computers.


Using Docker to Check for Prerequisites

by Mark Leighton Fisher

An excellent way to make sure your code can be installed on a clean (or almost clean) Linux box with vanilla Perl. It could also be used to smoke test your module on multiple systems.

Forking tests

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

How can you make sure that your code, in this case CtrlO::Crypt::XkcdPassword works even if the process forks? For example in a web application. There were two main issues: Initializing the randomness in the parent meant that they generate the same password in all the processes. TAP does not like to be confused. Also, Windows does not like fork.


What's new on CPAN - February 2018

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

The monthly collection by David. Many new modules worth checking out.

Set::Jaccard::SimilarityCoefficient v1.6.1 Released

by Mark Leighton Fisher

Set::Jaccard::SimilarityCoefficient can calculate the Jaccard Similarity Coefficient of 2 sets. It is used for comparing the similarity and diversity of sample sets. Can be used to measure how much two images overlap.


January 2018 Grant Votes

by Will Coleda (COKE)

The 'Curating and improving Perl6 documentation' JJ Merelo was approved. All the others rejected. (I am quite surprised that TPF seemed to have taken the proposal seriously. Given the timeline in the proposal was for last year and there was no reply to the comment about this.)

Delays and Delights - Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling - Grant Report #1

by Timo Paulssen

Bits and pieces: Non-crashy multi-threaded profiles; Faster Heap Snapshots; Web Frontend; Faster Profile File Writing

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2018.10 Pragmatic Perl

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The Week in Perl 6. - All the Russian Pragmatic Perl interviews now available in English. - Tons of blog posts!


Help improving the Perl Maven Tutorial!

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

You can help the Perl Maven Tutorial and through that many beginner Perl developer either with the content or with the crowdfunding.

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