Issue #355 - 2018-05-14 - Perl at Craft

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Hi there!

Last week I was at the Craft Conference in Budapest. It was awesome and I've also met several Perl hackers.

Both Simon Wardley and Damian Conway gave keynote speeches. Paul Fenwick and Bill Odom gave regular talks though unfortunately I've missed the last one. Videos will be available in the coming days.

Damian even showed some Perl (both 5 and 6) during his talk to the amazement of about 2,000 people.

Oh, and I also met Mel Conway. You know of Conway's law.

I wish you a great week!

Gabor Szabo


Announcing The London Perl Workshop 2018

The London Perl Workshop (LPW) takes place this year on Saturday 3rd Nov at the usual place of The University of Westminster's Cavendish Campus. You are encouraged to submit your talk proposals now, or if you have already feel free to submit another.



by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

The flood of Moose-related articles continues.

Looking at the Lispy side of Perl

Lambdas and higher-order functions in Perl. One of the commenters pointing at this excellent presentation by Damian Conway.



by Steven Haryanto (SHARYANTO)

How to find out the dependencies list of a CPAN module or your code-base? What can you do if your code has a huge list of dependencies? Inlining? lumping? clumping? What is that and? How does it work? What problems arise?


CPAN Testers at the Perl Toolchain Summit 2018

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

The primary goal of the CPAN Testers is testing CPAN modules on a variety of different OSes and Perl versions. It is also used to test development Perl versions to see if they are backwards compatible with existing CPAN code. Doug worked on the stability and the performance of the server collecting the data from all the machines testing CPAN modules.


What's new on CPAN - April 2018

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

The monthly collection of awesome stuff on CPAN. For example Geo::Privacy provides lookups for EU and GDPR countries


by Rob Lauer

PerlPan was designed to allow people to get feedback before the release a new module to CPAN. Is it still used? 1.25 Changelog

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

This release contains a lot of little bug fixes, so make sure you test your code with this module before you install it in production.

What's happening with DBD::Oracle?

'Whilst I have no interest in adoption DBD::Oracle, I am interested in a new "official release" so am curious who's out there using it?'

How to become CPAN contributor

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Mohammad, the most prolific CPAN contributor in the resent years, has a few suggestions with an easy way into contributing to a CPAN module. He also offers his personal help to get you moving.


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.

Split up and flatten a CSV file

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I wonder if this was a real task or just the homework assignment of someone and if I've ruined the homework of some Perl teacher now by publishing an answer...

Perl 6

2018.19 The-Six-Percent Solution

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Your weekly awesome of Perl 6.

Rakudo Star Release 2018.04

In case you are not familiar with the naming convention of the Rakudo team, the Rakudo Star contains the Perl 6 compiler/interpreter, documentation and a bunch of third-party modules.

Weekly collections


The Perl Conference Newsletter: May 13, 2018

Discount pricing ends May 18th! Conference and Tutorial schedule posted

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.

London Perl Workshop 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018 London

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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Largest Perl team in London with beautiful Docklands offices

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