Issue #379 - 2018-10-29 - Barcelona - London - Pittsburgh - Riga

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Hello there!

We still have two Perl events this year in Barcelona and in London, but we can already look ahead and see the events of next year in Pittsburgh and Riga. Have you already made preparations for the Workshop, conference, or hackathon you wish to run?

Let us know and enjoy the rest of your week!

Gabor Szabo


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Use terminal colors to distinguish information

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

A real-world example of using Term::ANSIColor to make it easy to notice the really important information printed on the terminal.

Mocking -X File Checks using Overload::FileCheck

by Nicolas R. (ATOOMIC)

I think I never had to mock the -X operators, but apparently it is not as simple as one would hope.

Gradually improving our code quality with Test::Perl::Critic::Progressive

by Johnathan Swan

I am a great fan of Perl::Critic and I think it is an excellent tool to help you make your code better and improve your programming standards. Jonathan shares his experience at Adzuna.

Carp::Always sometimes

by Johan Lindstrom

How to turn on stack-trace for your warnings without making it permanent in the code?


Speedup Travis by tweaking your Dist::Zilla config

by Nicolas R. (ATOOMIC)

Reduce the Travis build time for a single Perl version from more than 4 minutes to about 30 seconds!




Progress of grant

by André Walker

Andre shares his update. I hope by the time the newsletter goes out there will be a link to the repository of the project.

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

2018.43 Coding Contest

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Moritz Lenz is testing the waters to see if there is room for a crowd-sourced Perl 6 Coding Contest, and he’s inviting comments / suggestions / participations.

How phasers work in Perl 6

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The BEGIN, END, CHECK, INIT blocks are called phasers that also exist in Perl 5. The ENTER, LEAVE, PRE, POST, KEEP, UNDO are different.

Weekly collections


Barcelona Perl Workshop

Saturday 17 Nov 2018, Barcelona

London Perl Workshop 2018

November 24th, 2018, London

European PerlCon 2019

August 7-9, 2019 Riga, Latvia

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