Issue #436 - 2019-12-02 - Advent Calendar

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Hi there

As we entered the last month of year 2019, Advent Calendar became the hot topic in every tech talks. First in the list is the Perl Advent Calendar 2019. Similarly for Raku fans, there is Raku Advent Calendar. There is another Advent of Code for you as well. Are you into Cyber Security? If yes then you would love Advent of Cyber and win prizes as well. Andrew Shitov came up with an unique Advent Calendar where you will be introduced to a new language every day. Last but not the least, The Weekly Challenge team also joined the celebration with their first Advent Calendar of Challenges. You will get to revisit some of the most interesting solutions by the members of the team.

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Enjoy the start of festive season and the weekly newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar


Perl 5 development has moved to Github

by Max Maischein (CORION)

I didn't notice much public discussion, but in the last month, Perl 5 development has moved to Github.

Giblog 1.1 Released - Github Project pages support

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Giblog 1.1 is released! Giblog is the web site and blog builder for git.



New Perl project. Interactive Perl coding tasks to run in the browser

by Ivan Bessarabov

Ivan introduced Interactive Coding Tasks platform.


I start to write Mojolicious Startup

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Yuki shared about his new projoect Mojolicious Startup (Japanese).

Monthly Report - November

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Time for monthly report once again.

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 - 037

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 - 036

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Steven Wilson

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the short interview with the "Perl Weekly Challenge - 035" winner Steven Wilson.

Perl Weekly Challenge 036

by Adam Russell

Adam blogged about Task #1: VIN validation.

Vin Knapsack Meets Raku

by Arne Sommer

Arne made reading Raku code so easy even for someone new to Raku. Amazing Skill.


by Javier Luque

Javier is one of the few who does both Perl and Raku challenges every week. His blogging skill is top class.

Perl Weekly Challenge – Week 36

by Kevin Colyer

Welcome to the blogging world, Kevin. I am impressed with your first attempt. I hope it is not the last.

Perl Weekly Challenge 36: Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and the Knapsack Problem

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Reading Laurent's blog makes you want more. I can't stop reading his blog again and again.

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.


2019.47 Late Again Or

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Advent Planet

by Len Jaffe (LENJAFFE)

The aggregation of other Advent Calendars


The Perl Conference 2020

June 23-27 2020 Houston, TX

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

In Search of a Few Good Rock Stars

Make your mark on the world without leaving your desk! All of us dream of making our mark on the world, but how many people can say that their work reaches hundreds of thousands of people? Rock stars? Check. Celebrities? Check. Chonky puppy who just can’t get down the stairs? Triple check. But what about the rest of us?

A Fang-tastic Opportunity - Perl Developer in Manchester

Picture this: Dracula is on the hunt for a flatmate. He takes a gamble on some shady guy from Craigslist, name of Van Helsing . . . and next thing you know, poor ol’ Drac is staked while he sleeps. But wait! There’s a better way, and that’s where you come in.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Making your Friends Green with Envy

How many times have you been at a party and had to grin and bear it while your mates brag about their cool jobs? Robert’s working from Antigua for the week, and Susan’s taking yet another vacation—how many days off can one woman have? Never fear—we’ve got the Step-by-Step Guide to Making your Friends Green with Envy.

Seeking Abominable Snowman (or Snowwoman) for Junior Perl Developer Role!

The role is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland. Sport enthusiasts may know this as one of the best outdoor playgrounds in the world. Spend winters skiing or snowboarding, and in the summer, hike or bike over those same slopes to cheese farms and wine caves—do I sense an alfresco picnic coming on?

A little bird told me this might be the job for you! Perl Developer in Canary Wharf

The client is an international company with a knack for making recruitment functions a breeze. Their reach is jaw-dropping—over 80% of all UK job ads are posted through their servers—and their prowess means that employers connect with top candidates in a fraction of the time. In other words, they’re ruling the roost in their industry, and they want you to join them!

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