Issue #351 - 2018-04-16 - What would you like to read about?

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For a long time I have not been logging the clicks on the Perl Weekly links, so I have no idea which of the subjects are interesting to you. Moreover I cannot know if there are subjects that would be interesting but are not usually covered. So speak up! Let me know (in an e-mail), what are the topics you are most interested in. What would you like to see covered in the Perl Weekly?

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Have a nice week!

Gabor Szabo


WWW::Mechanize Best Practices

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

A few pitfalls in WWW::Mechanize caused by defaults that you might, or might not expect to be what they are. Olaf has some excellent suggestions that already mad it to the official documentation as well, but they are worth pointing out separately as well.

A Guide to Versions in Perl

by Dan Book (DBOOK)

Giving version numbers to your project, or understanding the versioning scheme of another project is important as it can communicate a lot of information to both humans and tools that need to compare versions. This article goes over the two ways to write version numbers in Perl and provides you with all the information you'll need.


Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018

Some points if you need help convincing someone to use Perl, and some other points if you'd like to say when some other language might be preferable. Even if not for technical reasons.



Refurbished App::DBBrowser

by Matthäus Kiem (KUERBIS)

App::DBBrowser allows you to browse SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases and their tables interactively.

A new wobbly wheel for GUIDeFATE

by Saif Uddin Ahmed (SAIFTYNET)

GUIDeFATE stands for 'Graphical User Interface Design From A Text Editor'. It enables the user to convert a textual representation into a Graphical user Interface.

Perl 5

blead Breaks CPAN a.k.a. BBC

by Nicolas R. (ATOOMIC)

The toolchain summit 2018 in Oslo, Norway is a good opportunity to improve the tools to measure the risks involved in changes made to Perl.

Perl 6

StackOverflow that!

by JJ Merelo (JMERELO)

JJ suggests that instead of keeping the technical question and answers confined to the IRC channel of Perl 6 people should post them to Stack Overflow as well as it is a better place for storing questions and answers. Posting the questions and answers on SO is better than just keeping them in an IRC conversation, but I think it would be way better to put them on the Perl 6 site or in the Perl 6 documentation. If necessary, put some effort to make those sites more SEO friendly, but IMHO it is better to keep the valuable content on the site related to the project that to hand it over to a third party.

2018.15 Perkenalan Bahasa Pemrograman Perl 6

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The weekly dose of Perl 6 news.


Want to be a developer? You should probably be Pair Programming.

A slightly funny, slightly strange explanation of what is Pair programming and why it can be good for your career. Including several Pair-programming techniques you can try. Let me know if you'd like to try pair programming either with me or with some other Perl developer. Let's see where does this lead us?

Linux Journal March Issue

I've just received an e-mail from Linux Journal, (I am subscribed to their free newsletter), with a link to the previous issue. It starts with an interesting article on the evils of visitor tracking and targeted advertising and how they will try to set an example on a better way to created content.
There is also an article titled 'Blockchain: Introduction and Cryptocurrency. Configuring a Blockchain Network and Leveraging the Technology.'
There is also an article about ZFS for Linux.

What's the Value of CI/CD?

There are 2 questions: 'Can we ship?' and 'Should we ship?' - There are 3 XP practices that help you answer the former: Stories, TDD, and Continuous Integration. The articles cover these topics and why do they matter. (seen in Devops Weekly)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.


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.

NLPW - Dutch Perl Workshop 2018

July 7, 2018, Arnhem, The Netherlands

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

Come work for Zoopla, one of London's success stories

Zoopla are one of London’s top technical companies; they’re a household name with beautiful offices on London’s Southbank, and founded by the  same people behind another of London’s tech success stories LOVEFiLM.

Work with giant, caged robots, and Perl; Senior Developer, West London

Let’s start off talking about the robots. They live in cages, they travel at 60mph, and they’re controlled via AMQ messages from a Perl-based Warehouse Management System. Simultaneously awesome and terrifying, they work tirelessly to move expensive dresses around such exotic locations as Charlton, and Mahwah,New Jersey...

Live in sunny Oxford, walk to work along the canal, squeaky clean codebase

Friendly and Perl-committed company based in Oxford who build a very popular software product. They use Catalyst + Starman, DBIx::Class, and are heavily bought in to Moose. Despite having been running for many years, almost none of the code is older than 3 years after a successful ground-up rewrite.

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