Issue #438 - 2019-12-16 - Festive Week

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The December month brings the festive season where you get time to look back and see what you have achieved and what you missed. Please do share and blog your views. Traditionally the December month brings 24PullRequest Challenge as well but the organiser decided to skip this year and promised to come back next year. If you are looking for fun then please checkout the Perl and Raku advent calendars as listed below.

I wish you all a very happy week

Mohammad S. Anwar

Raku Advent Calendar

Day 10 - A Teaser

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Day 15 - Santa had too much eggnog

by Matthew Stephen Stuckwisch

Weekly Challenge Advent Calendar


Apache SpamAssassin 3.4.3 has been released!

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

Dean announced the latest release of Apache SpamAssassin.

TPCiH 2020 - Newsletter #2

by irishpebbles

TPCiH 2020 call for presenters, organizer, volunteer and sponsors.


TPF President - 100 days in

by Stuart Mackintosh

TPF Presient, Stuart J Mackintosh, shared his 100 days report with the community.


Perl Subroutine Signatures Opinion Blog

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Yuki started discussion with regard to the Perl Subroutine signatures, please do share your thoughts on the subject.


Some 10 Year Stats.

by Lee Johnson (LEEJO)

Lee done detailed analysis about the level of traffic on He came up with astonish data.


Dancer2 0.208002

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

After a long gap, Dancer2 released with bug fix, enhancement and documentation fix by Jason A. Crome.

Type::Tiny 1.8.0 released

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

Toby announced latest release of Type::Tiny.

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 - 039

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 - 038

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Javier Luque

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the short interview with the "Perl Weekly Challenge - 037" winner Javier Luque.

Perl Weekly Challenge 038

by Adam Russell

Adam used the power of regex to solve the task. Please do checkout.

Datefinder General, A Raku Wordgame

by Arne Sommer

Arne comes up with Raku magic every week. This week, he came up with "subset where".

Words and Dates: Which is more fun?

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave never hesitates in using latest features of Perl which makes code reading really fun.

Perl Weekly Challenge 038: Date Finder and Word Game

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

Choroba shared the secret of case statement in perl. Highly Recommended.


by Javier Luque

Javier used regex power of Perl and Raku to solvethis week task. Please do checkout.

Perl Weekly Challenge 38: Date Finder and Word Game

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent used Raku Grammar to solve this week challennge. Please checkout.

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.


2019.49 Almost Starring

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Patrick Spek has made the first release candidate of Rakudo Star 2019.11.

Weekly collections


DC-Baltimore Perlyglot Workshop (DCBPW) 2020

April 18-19 2020 Baltimore, MD

The Perl Conference 2020

June 23-27 2020 Houston, TX

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

All in the Family - Perl developer in Central Manchester

The client is a family business for the modern age, 100% owned by the founders and directors. Their mission is to match flatmates to flatshares because after all, you can’t live at Mum’s forever. They’re looking for someone with a great attitude and a passion for collaboration—basically, someone who plays nice with the other kids and shares their toys.

Wanted: Junior Perl Developer Ready to Move Up from the Bunny Hill

The client helps charities fund raise 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!

In Search of a Few Good Rock Stars

This major firm is located in Houston, Texas, but don’t worry if you’re not a local. They have a top-rate relocation program because finding talent matters to them. And what do they do once they’ve found the celebrities of the programming world? They take care of them, that’s what!

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