Issue #384 - 2018-12-03 - Perl Advent Calendar

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Hi there

With start of December, I see flood of Advent Calendars for the first time ever. It could be I was ignorant before. It is never too late though. I am sure, every Perl hacker would have come across of at least one Advent Calendar i.e. Perl Advent Calendar. For the first time, I came across Mojolicious Advent Calendar. There is one for Perl 6 as well. There is even one for Perl 6 one liner Advent Calendar, thanks to Andrew Shitov. I admire all the people behind these Advent Calendar phenomena. It is lot of fun as I tried it myself for the very first time and contributed to Perl Advent Calendar 2018. It would be a proud moment for me when it does show up one day. I would like to encourage newcomer to come forward and contribute as well to their choice of Advent Calendars. If you missed it this year for any reason then make sure you be prepared well in time next year.

Last week we had London Perl Workshop 2018, if you have attended the event then don't forget to submit the survey. All registered attendees should have received an email from Barbie with link to the survey. Please do share your views about the talks and the events in general. It would help the event organisers to hold the workshop better next time.

Join The DC and Baltimore PM groups for a workshop in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday, April 6, 2019. They are accepting talks until Jan 1, 2019 and registration is open! The workshop aims to teach fun real-world usage of Perl and related technologies. Find out more at here.

Have fun reading this week newsletter

Mohammad S. Anwar


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JS Foundation and Node.js Foundation Progress Towards Merger

by Ian Elliot

Ian shares the joint announcement of a planned merger and community feedback approving the intent, the boards of the JS Foundation and the Node.js Foundation are in what they call a “bootstrap” phase, exploring all of the potential details that must be considered as part of a merger.

Rakudo.js mini update - Firefox support

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Pawel shares the news Rakudo.js supports for native JavaScript big integers.


An Introduction into Spacemacs from a Vim user

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Security Sprint: using Seccomp for secure containers

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Monthly Report - November

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Time for monthly report, quick recap by me.

namespace::local: hiding utility functions in moo[se] roles

by Konstantin Uvarin

Konstantin, again showing us the fun use of namespace::local and don't forget to read the comment below by Toby Inkster.



The Perl Renaming Debate Highlights Tensions

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Nikos Vaggalis takes us in the past and shares what people thought about it then. A very interesting insights into the debate. Highly recommended.


namespace::local above, below, and around

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Short and precise description of namespace::local by none other than the creator himself, Konstantin Uvarin.


Deconstructing Map, Filter, and Reduce

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Joel Thoms explains Javascript features in short and simple language.

How Postgres is more than a relational database: Extensions

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Craig takes us through how Postgres has shifted itself from simply a relational database to more of a data platform.

What is SQL injection?

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Do we need to be told about this even now? Well read it as a refresher. It is presented very well.


September 2018 Grant Votes

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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

2018.48 Groonga Grep!

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