Issue #350 - 2018-04-09 - eBook: Programming the Raspberry Pi with Perl

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Hi there,

A fortnight ago Timm Murray and Steve Bertrand, two long time Perl developers, have started to write an eBook and started a crowdfunding campaign to gauge interest and to support their work. Their fund-raising goal is very modest only $2,500, but if the campaign reached $4,000 they will add some extra chapters. In the first 2 weeks they raised $1,361 by 55 backers (54%). Let's show them the Perl Weekly readers are interested in their book and are ready to give them some coins to support the range of Perl-related books. Let's help them reach their goal! Support the campaign now!

... then go ahead and enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Ricardo Signes Joins TPF Board

Let's congratulate him and wish good luck with his new role!


How To Use TheSchwartz Perl Module

by Steve Dickinson (STEVED)

TheSchwartz Perl module is a very useful, powerful and sometimes funny queuing system. It can be used for triggering all sort of events like sending email, running print jobs, and generating reports just to name a few.

What's new on CPAN - March 2018

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Sections this month: APIs & Apps - Config & Devops - Data - Development & Version Control - Web

Recommended Modules: Working With Files

by Eric Johnson

A good resource for people who need to deal with files in Perl. That is: everyone using Perl.

Device::WebIO::RaspberryPi 0.900, now with AnyEvent and RPi::WiringPi backend

by Timm Murray (TMURRAY)

This module provides access to RaspberryPi pins via Device::WebIO.

Useless use of hash element in void context

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Just an example for code that can generated the above warning.


Perl Maven eBook

A new edition of the Perl Maven eBook was published. If you have the coupon from the crowdfunding campaign, redeem it now. If you have not supported the campaign, you can buy a copy now and encourage me to publish other books.

Data Munging with Perl

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

The Data Munging with Perl of Dave Cross is now available on its own web site.

Creating a Markua Parser in Perl 5

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I've made a lot of progress in the Markua parser and the eBook describing the development process. It became a nice case-study in Test Driven Development and you can get it for almost nothing.


Smoking Perl

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Smoke testing is the Continuous Integration of whatever you test, in this case Perl itself. In the Perl world it is done by volunteers who configure their own computers to build perl and run the test regularly. This is one account on how to configure a machine to do that.


Perl Developer Survey 2018

It has 35 questions and it covers personal programming preferences, learning opportunities, employment facts, geographical criteria, community events, tech stack data and others.


Bugzilla ❤️ Mojolicious

by Dylan Hardison (DHARDISON)

On the way to use Mojo for Bugzilla.



YAML::PP Grant Report March 2018

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Lots of improvements and a new release.

Perl 5

Perl 6

2018.14 A Perl 6 IDEA

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

You weekly does of Perl 6 news

Comma IDE

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

JetBrains IDEA based IDE for Perl 6

Weekly collections

Event reports

20th German Perl Workshop - Report

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

This is the first time Mohammad attended a Perl Workshop outside of London. Here is his report.

I attended

by Shoichi Kaji (SKAJI) is a Japanese local pm group. The talk by Shoichi was: Writing Perl with w0rp/ale.


Presentation Aikido

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

May 8-9, 2018, Budapest. Presentation Aikido by Damian and lots of other workshop at the Craft Conference.

A decade of classes in Lausanne

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

May 14-18, 2018, Lausanne. Five training classes by Damian.

French Perl Workshop

May 18-19, 2018, Paris.

The Perl Conference in North America

June 17-22, 2018, Salt Lake City.

The Perl Conference in Europe

August 15-17, 2018, Glasgow. The Call for Papers is open.

Swiss Perl Workshop

September 7-8, 2018 Bern.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Sometimes, it's about the people - Perl developer in West London

It can get a little repetitive writing job ads for Perl Developer positions. Fundamentally, what have we even got to talk about here? Well…

The only Perl job with a swimming pool; very exciting financial services company, City of London

The best thing – in my opinion, anyway – about working for a development team led by an active member of the London Perl community, is that you know management love Perl, support using the best available Perl tooling, and will create a technical environment where Perl developers will be happy. You will be happy here!

Do you love customers? Senior Perl Developer with a product focus, London

Ever find yourself wishing you could see meaningful impact on users from your work? Trapped in a company with long release cycles and dubious release dates? Wish your ideas for product improvement didn’t keep disappearing in to the Project Manager’s backlog?

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