Issue #431 - 2019-10-28 - The Perl 6 Weekly is dead. Long live the Rakudo Weekly!

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In the Perl world, I am glad to see the first announcement from The Perl Conference that will take place in Huston next summer. I am really glad with such an early announcemet.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


TPCiH 2020 - Newsletter #1

In 2020 The Perl Coference will be in Houston, Texas. Congratulations to the super-early announcement and newsletter!

Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site

by Dan Book (DBOOK)

A reimagined documentation site.


Paws the XV (Still Some Way to Go)

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

The most recent entry of the series by John.

Cor - Background core Perl OO

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Showing 'a perfectly non-sensical, Moose code (which nonetheless runs just fine)' that Cor will fix.


Announcing MooX::Press

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

MooX::Press is a quick way of building a bunch of Moo roles and classes in one use statement.

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 - 032

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 031

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Kevin Colyer

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the short interview with the "Perl Weekly Challenge - 030" winner Kevin Colyer.

Perl Weekly Challenge 031

by Adam Russell

Adam took the challenge to another level by doing in C++. Please do checkout the blog for more details.

Dynamic Zero with Raku

by Arne Sommer

Arne explained how dynamic variable name is not a good idea and how you can still get it done in Raku, if you want.

Perl Weekly Challenge 031: Division by Zero & Dynamic Variable Name

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

E. Choroba advised how eval is not ideal for catching exception in pre-Perl v5.14. Also shared the best solution.

Perl Weekly Challenge 031

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Another geat blog by Jaldhar.


by Javier Luque

First timer, Javier, came up with great blog showing his Perl and Raku coding skills.

Perl Weekly Challenge 31: Illegal Division by Zero and Dynamic Variables

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent blog, as always, started with easy one-liners solution then expanded into full solution. Highly Recommended.


Perl 6

2019.42 Question

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The last edition of the Perl 6 weekly. Pointing to the new Rakudo Weekly. Welcome!


2019.42 Answered

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

Event reports


Barcelon Perl and Friends 2019

November 9, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. A free one-day conference for Geeks and Friends

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

A Perl Job that’s as Comfortable as Your Favourite Pair of Jeans

Our client is looking for a Perl programmer who prefers laid-back and low-key over flashy and dramatic. For a work-until-your-eyes-bleed Silicon Valley start up, look elsewhere—this company is for chill folks who want to come in, do a great job, and sleep at home instead of on a cot at the office. Feeling inspired to pull up a chair and get settled? Then read on!

DevOps Daredevil Ready for Double Black Diamond Adventure

Our client is looking for someone who can blend good DBA skills with the best of the DevOps philosophy. This king or queen of the mountain should know how schema management fits into a CI/CD process, but should also be able to explain it clearly to a junior dev fresh off the bunny hill because hey, weren’t we all novices at one point?

You’re Leaving, On a Jet Plane ... Perl in Houston

Whether you’re in Portland or Poughkeepsie, Kansas City or Kalamazoo, our client’s relocation package means that Perl programmers from coast to coast are eligible for this role. Starting to feel a twinge of wanderlust?

Superheroes Spotted in Canary Wharf! Perl Developer in London

Look there, up in the sky: It’s a bird—it’s a plane—it’s you, saving UK job hunters from disaster one click at a time! Could you be the next Captain Career Search or Wonder Worker? If you’ve ever dreamed of donning the tights and mask, or even if you think you haven’t got the legs for the tights but would like to make a difference to people all over the UK, then read on.

All in the Family - Perl developer in Central Manchester

Family is great, but working with them can be a nightmare, am I right? Cousin Edward nipping out early, Aunt Phyllis getting into the sherry before closing time . . . But what if you could get close-knit clan vibes working with a large company that started out as a family business?

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