Issue #363 - 2018-07-09 - Professional programmers and the whole RnD

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Hi there!

Back when I was in high-school my literature teacher totally screwed up my career as a theater critic by ridiculing the associations I had between two totally unrelated literature pieces. That's how I ended up being a programmer.

This time I am totally confident that the 'Professional programmers' workshop of Dave Cross and my RnD articles have something in common. I just don't know what.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo

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GraalVM/Truffle backend update

by Paweł Murias (PMURIAS)

GraalVM is a universal virtual machine for running applications written in JavaScript, Python, Ruby, R, JVM-based languages like Java, Scala, Kotlin, and LLVM-based languages such as C and C++. With the help of Truffle it will also run Perl 6.

Do not do this

by Mark Dominus (MJD)

How to check if an object is of the right class?


Professional Programmer is Professional

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave is going to run a half-day workshop on being a professional programmer. In this article he covers the questions he will want to be answered. Many of these topics are on my agenda as well recently. I'd love to hear or read what Dave and others have to say about these topics. So if you attend the workshop, please take notes and publish them or at least send them to me privately.


Wallflower improvements and issues

by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

Wallflower can generate a static version of any Plack application. Some changes were implemented, but help is needed!

Amusewiki 2.222

by Marco Pessotto

"Amusewiki was created to manage and edit large amounts of texts (books and articles) with a special focus on quality, printing and first rate reading experience."


New Software::LicenseMoreUtils Perl module

by Dominique Dumont

Debian project has rather strict requirements regarding package license and this module helps overcome two of the shortcomings of the Software::License. Question from the outsider: can the code of this module merged into Software::License?


A widespread and broken Perl idiom

by Philippe Bruhat (BOOK)

I admit, I think I've never used this idiom, nor do I remember seeing it. In any case I'd love to see the correct version of the code.


YAML::PP Final Grant Report

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

It's the final report. With a TODO list.

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.

Perl 6

2018.27 Surveyed

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The Missing Contributors of Perl 6

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

How the Perl 6 release managers have omitted more than 30 contributors and why only one complained about it on Reddit?


RnD at WeWork

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The first entry of a new series on the Code Maven web site trying to understand how RnD works in various hi-tech companies. The first entry is about WeWork.

Weekly collections

Event reports

Five Years of The Swiss Perl Workshop

by Lee Johnson (LEEJO)

A summary of the last five years of workshops, in anticipation of this year's event.


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

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