Issue #400 - 2019-03-25 - 400th Edition of Perl Weekly Newsletter

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Hi there

Take a look at the first edition of Perl Weekly Newsletter launched on 1st August 2011. I know many subscribers personally who always look forward to the weekly newsletter. Since the launch of the newsletter, the Chief Editor, Gabor Szabo, have had many helping hands e.g. Yanick Champoux, Neil Bowers, D Ruth Holloway and Upasana Shukla. I joined the panel of editors in the month of May 2018.

The other thing that made lots of noise last week was the Perl Weekly Challenge. Today it is launched with the first challenge. If you haven't joined the team of hackers then please join by dropping a line to or simply email the solution and that would do the job.

For more information, please follow the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Enjoy reading the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


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Grant Committee - Request for Members

The Perl Foundation is looking for new members to join the Grant Committee.

ACT2019ff perlcon wiki kickoff

The new YEF wiki to materialize some of the discussions they are having on the future of YEF on the venue mailing list.


Reverse Proxy With Path

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Doug Bell explaining how Mojolicious web application can take the advantage of Reverse Proxy with path.

Native Variable-Length Lookbehind

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom Wyant explaining the most difficult part of regex so elegantly.


Module::Lazy - postpone module loading until actually used

by Konstantin Uvarin

Use Module::Lazy to improve load times for applications with huge dependency footprint.


by Nicolas R. (ATOOMIC)

Easy #slack notifications in #perl using Slack::WebHook for your projects.


LPW 2018 Videos and EPO Conference Video Initiative

LPW organisers shares the EPO conference video initiative.

Perl Weekly Challenge

Perl Weekly Challenge #1

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

The first challenge is open to public. Please give it a try.


More fun with Javascript Arrays: reimplementing Uniq

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave Jacoby brilliant take on Unix uniq command and follow up with Perl flavour ending with Javascript. Excellent writing skill, I am really impressed.

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.


LPW 2018 Talks

Thanks to Lee Johnson and Julien Fiegehenn for all the hard work.

TPCiR Promotional Video

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Thomas Klausner inviting us to his talk "Deploying Perl Apps using Docker, Gitlab & Kubernetes".

Perl 6

2019.11 Complete Course

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections


DC Baltimore Perl Workshop 2019

April 6th, 2019, Silver Spring, Maryland

European PerlCon 2019

August 7-9, 2019 Riga, Latvia

Swiss Perl Workshop 2019

August 16-17, 2019 Flörli Olten, Switzerland

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

A love-fest of job satisfaction

If you’re an advocate of ‘sharing is caring’, then jump on the merry-go-round of contentment where everybody’s satisfied

Junior Perl Developer who needs a career boost?

Taking the journey from Junior to Senior – and building a strong work history – is a lot more fun in the right job

Could you service an audience of 10 Million+?

The company’s goal is to become the best place for job seekers to begin their search. That means continued growth—while having fun along the way

Learn a New Language on the Job (Developer, London)

It’s a fun company for a serious developer who wants to contribute to the company’s infrastructure

Love independent music? Hipster not a dirty word to you? Drive forward independent music with Perl in London

It’s a friendly team, offering free snacks in pretty offices, and sending people to technical conferences

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