Issue #369 - 2018-08-20 - Twiki - LCplot - Perl Conf reports

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Hi there,

This week we have an interesting mix of new releases, articles, and even a few reports about the Perl Conference in Glasgow.

You can also watch the presentations given at the conference

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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LCplot - a program to plot light curves of variable stars

A simple script that takes the name of a variable star, some number of days and, optionally, the code for some observer whose observations the user wants to highlight. The script then requests data from AAVSO (the American Asociation of Variable Stars) database and generates a plot using gnuplot.

Perl v5.28 can delete key-value slices

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Perl v5.20 introduced key-value slices that worked on hashes and arrays. You could extract values by their keys or indices as well as assigning to those. The key-value slice delete is a way to extract the keys and values you want and delete them at the same time.

How to write your first article for

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

This is part 2 of the series showing the technical part of writing an article.

Moose - Moose - Moose

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

What else can be said about this cute animal?


The Future of Perl 5

A discussion on Perl Monks and also on Reddit, regarding the future of Perl 5 and the presentation Ovid gave.


Vue.js for Perl hackers

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

senph is a disqus clone. This are the slides of the presentation domm gave at the European Perl Conference.

Metacpan monitoring with swat 0.2.0

by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

Swat is the simple web application test and monitoring tool.


Grant Proposal: Perl as piano sheet music/compiler/synthesizer

by Yang Bo (RSLOVERS)

A very interesting proposal by Yang Bo to create a framework to write music in Perl.

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

Garbage collection in Perl 6

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

In the second article in this series comparing Perl 5 to Perl 6, learn how to handle object destruction in Perl 6.

Weekly collections

Event reports

The European Perl Conference 2018 in Glasgow

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

A short retrospective on the conference.

The Perl Conference in Glasgow

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

A very detailed report on what happened at the Perl Conference.

Two Perl Conferences in One Year

by Kivanc Yazan (KYZN)

Nice review with several links to videos from the conferences.

My First Perl Conference

A much more personal take on the event by Sam, an enthusiastic first timer.

The Perl Conference in Glasgow - Report

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

A well written, as usual, report from fellow PW editor.



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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