Issue #434 - 2019-11-18 - How is Perl and Raku doing?

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Hi there

As you all aware Perl6 is now officially renamed as Raku. Ever since, I noticed lots of work are being done to update the official documentation. Also the weekly newsletter of Perl6 is now moved to another domain with new look and feel. I follow it very closely. If you are Raku fan and wants to know what is happening in the world of Raku then this is the one-stop attraction for you.

Similary, PerlWeekly newsletter made an effort to recognise the change in name. We now have a dedicated section just for Raku. So for all Perl fan looking for Raku related news, can still get right here.

Perl Weekly Challenge started work on renaming Perl6. I hope to get it done completely by end of December 2019. Having said that, members are free to send in Raku solution even today. I noticed members using new name in the weekly blog as well.

What else? I also noticed Curtis, joined hands with Sawyer and Steven, to begin the work on Modern OO for core Perl. There have been couple of blogs with regard to the progress of the project i.e. Part One and Part Two.

In my humble opinion, we as community, are doing all we could to be respectful to each other's opinion. Having said that there is always scope of improvement. Lets bring the Perl and Raku community together under one roof in a friendly environment to share each other's idea. Perl Weekly Challenge is providing one such platform where Perl and Raku experts share their knowledge. There have been instances recently where someone who have been doing Perl only challenges, started taking Raku challenges as well. Similary Raku experts doing Perl challenge on and off. This is one of the biggest achievements, in my humble opinion.

Please share your ideas with us. I wish you a great week ahead and enjoy the newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar


Paws XXV (A break though)

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

Well today’s post marks a tuning point in Paws me thinks, at least in the S3 name-space. I have been spending quite allot of time trying to get this action to work.

Paws XXIV (A little buzz)

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

Well after the panic stations I talked about in my last post. I have calmed down a little. It seems that huge check in was for the compiled version of the code base and 99% of the changes where just auto-auto-generated stuff chugged out by boto when it re-compiles.

Paws XXIII (Bad Paws!! Bad Paws!!)

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

So I have been happily plugging away at the Paws 'S3' actions and my little Boto fix of

Some Useful Functions for Financial Calculations. Part 1

by quickMan

An interesting blog series claim to share details of some useful functions for Financial Calculations.


Would you like to get one user instead of the top of TIBOE?

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Yuki raised few questions about TIBOE ranking and shared his view on the same.


Convos - A multiuser chat application

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

Dean shared about Convos, which is the simples way to use IRC.

LedgerSMB 1.7.3 released

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

Dean, introduced the LedgerSMB project which aims to prevent small and mid-size businesses from getting locked-in by their accounting software vendor by providing free and open source accounting software, integrating invoicing, order processing, quotations and more (ERP). It's all Perl!


Devel::PPPort has been updated

by Karl Williamson

Karl shared the news of recent update to Devel::PPPort and gives us inner details about it.


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 - 035

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 - 034

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Ulrich Rieke

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the short interview with the "Perl Weekly Challenge - 033" winner Ulrich Rieke.

Perl Weekly Challenge 034

by Adam Russell

A very short and precise blog, specially the Task #2 solution.

Sliced Dispatch, the Raku Way

by Arne Sommer

Arne showing the power of REPL of Raku. You wont be disappointed.

Perl Weekly Challenge 034: Slices and a Dispatch Table

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

Choroba kept the solutions simple without the use of CPAN module. Must Read.


by Javier Luque

Javier explained the dispatch table feature using math operators. Highly Recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 34: Array and Hash Slices and Dispatch Tables

by Laurent Rosenfeld

If you think, you know Array/Hash slice then I suggest you read the blog as Laurent tends to take you on fun journey every week.

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.



2019.45 Red Alert

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.


The Perl Conference 2020

June 23-27 2020 Houston, TX

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Want to be as welcome as a Martian in Roswell? Perl developers in Houston Texas

Our Houston-area client has several openings ranging from newbie Perl programmers with 1-2 years’ experience, all the way up to the programming veterans who remember when your Mom buying you a pet rock for Christmas was almost as cool as a trip to Space Camp.

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?

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.

DevOps Daredevil Ready for Double Black Diamond Adventure

The client helps charities fundraise online and manages online payment systems for landlords, so you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re contributing to the greater good. And if that’s not enough for you, did we mention the annual company ski trip AND the chance to work in the mountains near Lake Geneva for a week each year, all expenses paid? Giving back never felt so good!

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

Our client is looking for a junior 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!

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