Issue #40 - 2012-04-30 - Perl 5.16.0 is coming soon!

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It was late Sunday evening when I was trying to put together this edition and I was way too tired for this. At one point I noticed I was going over the same items I did last week. Clearly I need a better way to manage the links I collect. It is on its way but other tasks constantly get in front of it.

For this issue, I had to reduce the amount of comments so I could finish it before midnight.

BTW Miguel Prz (niceperl) started a new weekly posting. This time with his MetaCPAN favourites.

Now to the posts:

Gabor Szabo


Perl 5.16.0 is coming soon!

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

If Perl is an important tool in your toolbox then follow what Ricardo SIGNES is asking you and test it. Before the release!


Padre 0.96 has been released...

After another long release cycle, Peter Lavender reports the new version of Padre. Two more and we arrive at the magical 1.00 release.

Send A Newbie

by Mark Keating

The new round of the Send a Newbie to YAPC program was announced by Mark Keating.

(i) MetaCPAN favourites weekly report

by Miguel Prz (NICEPERL)

This is the second weekly blog post published by Miguel Prz (niceperl). In this one he is listing the modules that gained the most +-es on MetaCPAN.


Speed up by a factor of 6 million

by Salvador Fandiño (SALVA)

Carl Mäsak looks at a Perl 6 script that arrives to the same solution as his C program but 6 million times faster. That sounds crazy but interesting. He discusses the Perl 5 solution written by Salvador Fandino and then provides a Perl 6 solution to the same problem.

Ubic - status report

by Vyacheslav Matyukhin

'Ubic is a polymorphic service manager which makes creating daemons easy, while being extensible in a several different ways' writes Vyacheslav Matjukhin after a long break in reporting about his module. He mixes a big dose of technical update with information on talks showing the project and ideas about reaching out to potential users. Not only Perl developers.

This is why I love Template Toolkit

Aaron Trevena learns about the META directive of TT.

Embrace the Little Conveniences

Do you use File::Slurp or write your own slurp() function? Do you use Proc::Fork or call fork() by yourself? What does chromatic do?

Before you write a patch, write an email

by Andy Lester (PETDANCE)

Andy Lester offers his opinion on how to approach an open source project with patches. I am not sure. I think, while this make sense, is in contradiction with the earlier message: 'code speaks'. So what do you think?


Perl Hackathon QA 2012

Apparently the flow of reports from the QA Hackathons still has not dryed up. This time Geistteufel, the celogeek, wrote up a few words and add links to some pictures.


Websockets in nginx-perl

A few simple examples by Alexandr Gomoliako.


My personalized Perl bumper sticker

by Ron Savage (RSAVAGE)

Ron Savage has a a Perl-powered Toyota hybrid!

Ninja Code

That's just scary. (The second post of Chris Grau)

Perl 6

The Perl 6 Hackathon is over, but the reports have not ended yet

Revenge of the Oslo hackathon

by Carl Mäsak

Carl Mäsak breaks a month of blog-silence and writes about the Perl 6 hackathon in Oslo from his point of view.

Back from Oslo

Tadeusz Sosnierz (tadzik) discovered that the Perl 6 Hackathon is better than bacon with maasdamer. Or at least on the same level. I think I am not supposed to comment on this.

Post-hackathon thoughts

by Jan Ingvoldstad


Dave Cross announced his free Perl training in London which 'sold out' in a few hours. There is no point to link to it, but it is interesting to mention. Apparently, free sells well :).

Post-mortem Linguistics in Zurich

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

by Damian Conway. Tuesday May 8, 2012.

Quantum-Relativistic Time-Travel in Lisbon

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

by Damian Conway. Thursday May 3, 2012

The self promotion section

Splice to slice and dice arrays in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Part of the Perl Maven tutorial/book.

Facebook vs Google+ for Perl projects

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Listing the pages and comparing number of followers. If you are on either of those social networks, you might want to check out what pages you could follow.


I usually include 3-4 of the nearest events. If your's is not here, I might not know about it. Let me know about it!

Perl Mova Workshop in Kiev

May 12-13, 2012, Kiev, Ukraine

Nordic Perl workshop

June 4-5, 2012, Stockholm, Sweden


June 13-15, 2012, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

French Perl workshop

June 29-30, 2012, Strasbourg

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