Issue #411 - 2019-06-10 - Perl 5.30 was released

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Perl 5.30 was released

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

You can get the source code from CPAN. It's a pity the news page of Perl has not been updated for 2 years now.


How do I Open This?

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Mac comes with 'open' and Linux comes with xdg-open. They will both open the appropriate tool based on the extension of the file you give to them. 'ot' can only open an editor, but it will figure out the file it needs to open in a very clever way understanding Perl Module names and even error messages.

Infinite Lookahead and Ruby Slippers

by Jeffrey Kegler (JKEGL)

This is a simple use-case for Marpa, though not necessarily good for introduction.


In 2020, Python3 will murder Python2. Perl6 should do the same thing on Perl5. Why?

Is this trolling or just a lack of empathy? My experience with the Perl 6 community is rather positive, but this post?


Static site generator authors, state your case! :)

It can be fun to maintain a dynamic web site, but for a blog you might be better off with a static web site generator. If you would like to enable commenting, you can use one of the external comment-providers.


Perl Weekly Challenge

The Perl Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out from your comfort-zone.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 012

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Don't miss the fun and try new challenges every week. For more information, please read FAQ page.

RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 011

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Review of last week challenge. There are plenty of great solutions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 011

by Adam Russell

Adam made the challenge looks like a child's play. Please take a look.

FC Matrix with Perl 6

by Arne Sommer

As always Arns came up with thorough explanation of his solutions to Challenge 011. It is always fun reading his blog.

Two Technical Posts about Temperature, Kinda

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave not only solved the regulary weekly challenge but this time he also solved the optional API challenge. It is nice to see members showing interest in API challenge.

Perl 6 Small Stuff #20: From anonymous one-line functions to full length MAINs with type and error checking

by Jo Christian Oterhals

Jo came back after a short break. If you look at his solution, it is bang on with detailed explanation.

Perl Weekly Challenge # 11: Fahrenheit Celsius and Identity Matrix

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent's solutions is always looked up by many members as reference point. He is so comfortable with #Perl5 and #Perl6. I can't tell his favourite of both.

Perl Weekly Challenge 11: Temperature Scales And Identity Matrices

by Yozen Hernandez

Yozen is becoming very popular as well in such a short time. His technical writing skill is amazing. Check it out yourself.

Perl 6

2019.22 When steroids are a given

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)


Interact with AWS using Perl

Paws is a Perl library that makes it easy to interact with the AWS API.

Weekly collections

Event reports


North American Perl Conference 2019

June 16-21, 2019 Pittsburgh

French Perl Workshop 2019

June 19-22, 2019 Strasbourg, France

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

Sick of jobs lacking purpose? This Perl job literally cures the world’s ills

Based out of the leafy city of Cambridge – a home for everyone from Darwin to Hawking – you’ll be working for a company specialising in genomics, whose platform aids clinicians in investigating the human genome, identifying diseases and working to beat them.

Do you want to save the world using wit, intellect and a heavy dose of Perl?

Hippies used to be the ones trying to save the world — today the tech gurus have joined them. At least the ones inventing clever tech solutions that make the world a little bit of a better place. This particular company is doing their part by providing charities with online payment and campaign solutions.

Sometimes, it's about the people - Perl developer in West London

You’re going to want to know the company is growing, successful, and well-financed, all of which this particular company is – you’ve probably heard of them, and you may well have used their services. In a nutshell. Your average Perl development role, but with a personal recommendation that your colleagues are great people, and that I’d be surprised if you didn’t enjoy your time there.

Music + Tech -> Programmer Needed

They make music and tech work together to support independent artists. Yeah, that sounds like such a stereotypical battle cry, coming from a bunch of rebels who want to change the music industry. But really, they are doing it. Have been doing it for quite some time at that.

Modern Perl developers needed to drive medical diagnosis into the future

A Cambridge-based provider of a revolutionary diagnostic tool for clinicians is looking for Modern Perl developers who are passionate about using their tech skills to help further the field of medicine. You’ll be building the tools that scientists are using to cure disease.

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