Issue #413 - 2019-06-24 - 2 events done, 2 to go

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There were two Perl events in the last week and there are two more in August

Have you attended any of the events? Let us know how was the event you attended! Share pictures. Share ideas!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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Stuart Mackintosh Nominated for TPF President

by Jim Brandt

I probably met Stuart at one of the Perl conferences, though unfortunately I am really bad recalling names so I don't remember. (Sorry, Stuart.) Worse than that I don't have his name in my e-mail archive nor is he in my LinkedIn contact list that could remind me. I could not find any of his blog posts mentioned in the Perl Weekly, not even the he links to. I am surprised we have not bumped into it nor has anyone asked the editors of the Perl Weekly to include that site. If you know him, please comment on the TPF nomination page so we can also get to know him. If you have any questions to him, ask that so we can know about his thoughts more before he becomes the president of The Perl Foundation.


Better Shell Completion for Your Tools

by Tina Müller (TINITA)

Tina continued to work on her App::Spec module and also created a collection of generated completion scripts for bash and zsh.

Quoting the Shell

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

It isn't easy. First you encounter spaces. Then other special characters. Then quotes. Is there an end to this?

R&D at The Black List

I have this series of interviews with tech leader in which I ask about the R and D practicesi in their organization. The most recent episode wat with Dino Simone the co-founder of The Black List, a Perl-based company. BTW if you'd like to get your company featured on the series, let me know.

The Business He Started At His Kitchen Table Is Now Worth Over $1 Billion

A Perl success story (without mentioning Perl).


How to display NA in CPAN Testers

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

CPAN Testers can display PASS or FAIL according to the test results and they can also display NA in case the test was not relevant. For example a Windows-specific test-case when executed on a Linux box. Yuki got some exmplanation how to tell the CPAN testers that this is the case.


Perl 5

Searching Perldocs

by Dan Book (DBOOK)

I always felt that the extensive use of special characters in Perl makes it hard to search for good answers in a generic search engine. It is interesting to read how Dan implemented search for the site. It would be even more interesting to if you can come up with queries that don't get a good response or non at all. I am sure Dan will be happy to get reports and the opportunity to further improve the search engine.

Perl Weekly Challenge

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

Perl Weekly Challenge - 014

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Don't miss the fun and try new challenges every week. Every week, we pick one random member from the list of participated members. You can increase your chance to win the prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by submitting solutions to all the challenges as well as blog about it. The Weekly prize money is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers. For more information, please read FAQ page.

RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 013

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Weekly Challenge 013

by Adam Russell

Adam is also very active member of the team. His blog introduced me to few interesting links. Check it out yourself.

Hofstadter, Friday and Perl 6

by Arne Sommer

Arne is one of my favourite team member and I always make sure to read his blog for one reason and that is to learn Perl6.

Perl Weekly Challenge #013

by Athanasius

For the first, Athanasius blogged about his solutions to the Perl Weekly Challenge. Congratulations.

Yeah, about Challenge 13

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave literaly wrote this blog while attending the keynote by Sawyer X at TPCiP. You can't afford to miss his blog.

Perl Weekly Challenge 013: Last Fridays and Hofstadter Female and Male Sequences

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

Choroba always blog about the weekly challenge solution. I always learn soemthing new from his blog. Please do check his blog.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 13

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Jaldhar has been participating regularly to the challenge every week but this is the first time he blogged about it. Checkout his blog.

Perl Weekly Challenge # 13: Fridays and Mutually Recursive Subroutines

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent's blog is always special and very informative. He not just talks about the challenge solution but also takes you to the edge case and shows how to deal with it.

An interface to WordsAPI

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil Bowers took the optional API challenge to another level and published interface to Words API. Checkout his blog about his story.

Perl Weekly Challenge 13

by Simon Proctor

Simon has been contributing to the Perl Weekly Challenge since the first week. However recently he is only focussing in #Perl6 solutions. After a long gap, he blogged about his soluions.

Perl Weekly Challenge Week 013

by Steven Wilson

Steven has been one of the consistent contributors of the Perl Weekly Challenge. However this is the first time, he blogged about his solutions. I must say, he has impressed me with his writing as well now.

Perl Weekly Challenge 13: Last Friday of the month / Mutually recursive methods

by Yozen Hernandez

Yozen, is one of the few members, I always look forward to. His solutions are always clear and precise. The narrative in his blog is easy to follow.


TPC 2019 in Pittsburgh videos on YouTube

I have not seen an announcement, but the videos from TPC 2019 in Pittsburgh started to pop-up on Reddit so I checked it out and you can find the videos on the YouTube channel of TPC.

Perl 6

Coding with a full toolset

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

Damian making a point and then improving on it the next day.

2019.24 Sequences of Int

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)


Randy Shoup: Moving Fast at Scale

by Randy Shoup

The Tech Talks is (going to be) a collection of conference videos recommended to tech leaders. The first episode is out.

Weekly collections

Event reports

Results of the ACT hackathon at the French Perl Workshop

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

In case you don't know, ACT is the software that is used to manage almost all the Perl-related conferencer and workshops.

Day 5 - 7: Strasbourg

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Domm biked to the French workshop and blogged about with pictures. I wish I was brave and strong enought to do a trip like this. As an alternative I read his post and look at the pictures.


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

Do one thing, do it well, and do it with Perl (US)

When’s the last time you worked someplace for decades? Our client, nestled in charming Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has a lot of programmers who meet that criterion. Why? It’s simply a wonderful home for programmers. They’re a shop with focus, and devoted to Perl – and only Perl.

DNA and Dancer Down Under – mid-level developer required for a bioinformatics company in Canberra

Sitting right at the junction of technology and life sciences, this is a unique role. The company’s priority is to hire a candidate with excellent modern Perl skills, so they are happy to consider strong developers coming from other industries who show a genuine interest in moving into the bioinformatics field.

Modern Perl developers needed to drive medical diagnosis into the future

It’s incredible how diseases and illnesses that were once fatal can be so easily treated today. Medical progress ploughs forward, but it relies on technological breakthrough. That’s where you and our client come in.

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

If you subscribe to Einstein’s view that “creativity is intelligence having fun”, you’ll be in very good company, working within a Cambridge science park surrounded by smart people looking to make difference. They pay well too, without being in central London.

Revolutionize and Democratize the Job Recruitment Game

An Irvine, California-based software company is looking for developers to help revolutionize and democratize the job recruitment game. If you’re proficient in Perl and enthusiastic about other platforms, this could be your opportunity to streamline the job market by helping recruiters make better decisions about candidates and vice versa.

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