Issue #353 - 2018-04-30 - Working together at the PTS or in remote pairs

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We have plenty of reports from the "Perl Toolchain Summit" that gathers some of the core contrbutors of the infrastucture behind CPAN. It is an excellen opportunity for them to work together and improve the life of every Perl developer. Working together in the same space has a huge positive impact on them.

Mohammad Anwar offers his time to remotely pair-program with anyone who would like to work on a CPAN related task. This type of cooperation is great both for newbies and for seasoned developers.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


What after the Pull Request Challenge?

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Mohammad and myself had a short session of remote pair programming. The immediate result was a Pull-Request in the Dancer2 project. The more interesting result is that now Mohammad offers to have pair-programming sessions to work on issues in the CPAN ecosystem.

Nordic Perl Workshop 2018 Call for Papers

The Nordic Perl Workshop and MojoConf 2018 will be held in Oslo, on September 6th and 7th. CFP submission dead line June 1th 2018.



by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

Writing tests for Baby Moose.

Bigger Baby Moose

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

The first bug found in the code.

Websocket Extension for GUIDeFATE - Dialogs and File Operations

by Saif Uddin Ahmed (SAIFTYNET)

GUIDeFATE - GUI Design From A Text Editor is a Quick-and-Dirty GUI designer for newbies. Websockets provide persistent two-way connection between web client and web server. Now together.


Perl and Hardware

Perl RaspberryPi eBook fund raiser, goal reached!

by Steve Bertrand

$2,668 USD raised by 114 backers. 107% of the $2,500 goal.

Moo at System::Image::Update

by Jens Rehsack

It is more of an introduction to Moo than a show of hardware.


A new Linux distribution with Perl as its heart

by Yang Bo (RSLOVERS)

RSLinux-v1.01 is a new Linux distribution with its package manager, build configurations, and a demo one liner init system all written in Perl.


Test2 Manual Completion Report

by Chad Granum (EXODIST)

The Test2 Manual grant has been finished. Read the detailed report here.

Perl 5

Perl Tutorial

A section for newbies and for people who need some refreshing of their Perl knowledge. If you have questions or suggestions about the articles, let me know and I'll try to make the necessary changes. The included articles are from the Perl Maven Tutorial and are part of the Perl Maven eBook.

readline() on closed filehandle in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A new entry in the Common Warnings and Error messages in Perl series in which I give examples of code that trigger specific warning and errors in Perl together with alternative explanations.

slurp mode - reading a file in one step

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

How can you find a string in a file that might start on one line and end on another line? It would not be easy to do it if we read the file line-by-line.

Perl 6

2018.17 Docking Tau Station

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The weekly dose of Perl 6


Every developer should have a blog. Here’s why, and how to stick with it.

I agree with the title and with most of the points. It is very easy to get started writing on Medium or GitHub Pages where you can also connect your own domain name. If you write about Perl, feel free to send me a link and you might get an audience of a few thousand people to your new blog. It would be great to see a few new authors included in this newsletter!

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Better Predicting Wine Cultivar with Feature Selection

by Ariel Szabo

This is the first post of my son on his journey to Data Science: Showing how to use 'Feature Selection' to improve the prediction model.

Event reports

Many interesting reports.

Perl Toolchain Summit 2018 report

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

For the community, having so many high-caliber people able to spend dedicated time on the infrastructure of Perl is a hugely effective way of getting things done and making the most of volunteer time. Having the right people in the room means that almost no question is too obscure to get an answer from at least one of the attendees.

Perl Toolchain Summit 2018

by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (MIYAGAWA)

Working on toolchain is a hard job, since you have to support all the old versions of the software, and will be blamed and criticized for “fixing broken features” because people are relying on these broken features.

This is why Perl Toolchain Summit is so valuable so that I can get together with these people, exchange ideas and get a great moral support.

Perl Toolchain Summit 2018

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

This is always an amazingly productive event and in my opinion, if your company is looking to help Perl, there are very few better ways to do so than sponsoring this event.

I went to the Perl Toolchain Summit in Oslo!

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

They're small events with about thirty people, all of whom are there by invitation. The idea is that the invitees are people who do important work on "the toolchain," which basically means "the code used to distribute, install, and test Perl software modules."

Perl Toolchain Summit 2018 Wrap-up Report

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

As part of some of the other work going on, there was progress made towards a tighter integration of the CPAN river data in the MetaCPAN API. Also, we now have access to Neil Bowers’ CPAN river data generator. There’s a plan to have MetaCPAN directly generate this data, rather than having us pull the data from him.


The Perl Conference Newsletter: 04/26/2018

With information about The Perl Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, USA between June 17 – June 22.

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.

Nordic Perl Workshop and MojoConf 2018

September 6-7, 2018, Oslo.

Swiss Perl Workshop

September 7-8, 2018 Bern.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Fancy an all-inclusive trip to The Perl Conference next year*?

I attend a lot of Perl conferences and it’s always interesting to see which employers are well-represented with a lot of delegates and which employers have little or no presence. This company is up there among the most prominently represented at a number of the European conferences, and shows a real commitment to staying at the cutting edge of Perl. In-house, the focus on training and development continues with a strong mentorship programme – a large number of their Senior Developers started there in Junior roles.

Be a trailblazer in a time of growth - Full Stack Architect required for a rapidly expanding London company

We recently started to advertise a developer role at a financial services company that’s growing in a bamboo-like fashion. We can now confirm that they’re also looking for some top talent to help lead this expansion. If you’re currently a senior full stack developer looking to take on your next role as an architect then this is a great opportunity to do so in a company that is both ambitious and supportive. Increased job satisfaction is another perk, as their codebase is notably new and clean and the team are committed to using modern practices.

London's Trendiest Office Space - Lead and Mid-Level Perl Developer roles

I love working in a vibrant, modern space. If you’re going to spend all day at work, it might as well be somewhere you enjoy being, rather than a cubicle farm. This client has a workspace I’m actively jealous of!

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