Issue #415 - 2019-07-08 - PWC

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Hi there,

So the Perl Weekly Challenge - has an awesome impact. It encouraged a number of people who have never blogged anything about Perl, to publish articles week by week. It brought out some of the old-timers from their caves. It even managed to get Damian Conway to write more frequently. It is clearly the project with the biggest positive impact on the Perl community in recent years.

Check out the web-site to get more information and also to read about Mohammad S. Anwar, the man behind the PWC. How he got into programming

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


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How to make Perl training part of the onboarding process

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

'Demand for Perl developers far outstrips supply in the current job market, so hiring one can be expensive as well as a headache.' but here is a solution.

Monthly Report - June

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

If you need any inspiration, just check out the stats Mohammad provides.



by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

On September 14, there will be some big changes to the way that online payments work in Europe. Unfortunately we aren't 100% sure what they are! This is a thread for tracking new requirements of Net::Stripe



by Matt Cashner

I left IRC, and specifically so long ago, that I did not even know sungo was the (only) administrator. Apparently he also threw in the towel now.


by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

This is the post that alerted me to the one before.


Grants: May/Jun 2019 votes

The grant request for A Complete Perl 6 Course with Exercises was approved and it will be funded.

Perl Weekly Challenge

The Perl Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out from your comfort-zone. You can even win the prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. The weekly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 016

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 - 015

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Prime Vigenere and Perl 6

by Arne Sommer

Arne blog as usual as its best. You can't afford to skip it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 015

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave raised a question in the beginning that really made me think again. Is 2 a prime number?

Perl Weekly Challenge 015: Strong and Weak Primes, and Vigenère Cipher

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

I have noticed one thing in Choroba's solution is that he always go for CPAN module if available otherwise he creates one. It makes the final solution just few lines of code.

Perl Weekly Challenge # 15: Strong and Weak Primes and Vigenère Encryption

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent is unmatchable in his analysis of challenges. He is great in presenting result of his analysis. At the end it looks so simple and easy.

Functional Programming in Perl: Strong and Weak Primes (Perl Weekly Challenge)

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Functional programming became a special feature of Laurent blog now a days. I have learnt a lot by reading his blog.

Benchmarking my Vigenère cipher code

by Steven Wilson

Steven blog is like a book with many chapters. I am sure you are going to enjoy it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 15, Part 1: Finding Strong and Weak Primes with Perl

by Yozen Hernandez

Yozen is now of my most favourite hacker. I like the clarity in thoughts and how he processes his thoughts.

Perl Weekly Challenge 15, Part 2: Encrypting/Decrypting With the Vigenère Cipher

by Yozen Hernandez

Yozen blogging skill is also very impressive. Highly recommended.

Perl 6


Technical Leadership and Empowered Teams

by Emily Bache

On productivity, skill-transfer, high-performance organizations, pair and mob-programming.

Weekly collections

Event reports


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

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Put your Perl skills into action in a young, green city that leaves more greenbacks in your pocket.

You’ll be working for a Pittsburgh-based hosting company, well-known and well-respected within Perl circles. Serving over 120 countries worldwide and with their skin in the game for a quarter century, you’ll be joining a squad with a smorgasbord of coding talent helping a plethora of businesses at scale.

Front-end focus for a full stack Perl developer

If you’re a full stack developer whose interest leans more towards front-end work, this role is a great opportunity for you to sharpen and deepen your front-end skills while still keeping your toes in the back-end world of Perl.

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, such as React or Angular on front-end and Node.js or Python on backend, this could be your opportunity to streamline the job market by helping recruiters make better decisions about candidates.

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

The company is looking for modern Perl developers with a strong interest in Python. You won’t just be showing off your skills, you’ll be able to expand and build upon them too. Fancy putting your good genes to use in one of England’s smartest, most beautiful cities? Want a role that has a tremendously positive impact on society? Get in touch, and let’s get you making a difference.

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