Issue #469 - 2020-07-20 - United Perl Mongers

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Now that Perl Monger meetings are virtual, people could much easily join each others meetings. Matthew Persico started a list of these events on a page. If you update that page, please also update the JSON file in the Perl Weekly repository so we can also announce the event. See the upcoming list of events at the bottom of the newsletter.

In other news, tomorrow I am going to talk to Rachael Bates who is a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Adobe. You are welcome to join us at this webinar

A week ago I created the Perl Maven LinkedIn page where I am sharing code-snippets, examples and explanations about various Perl constructs. I was surprised and quite encouraged to see that more than 100 people have already followed the page and they are also not shy to 'like' to posts that help them spread to even more people. It's like a virus, but a good one. Make sure you don't miss the fun!

Finally, don't forget to check out the job posts at the bottom of each edition!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Perl Mongers unite online

by Matthew Persico

With encouragement Matthew Persico have started a wiki listing on-line Perl Monger events. He calls on you to add your events to the list. Even if they are not in English!

A FIXIT-dive into an old CPAN module

by Salve Nilsen (SJN)

A reminder that you might offer to pay opensource authors to maintain modules that your business depends on

Listen to Larry Wall's State of the Onion 2000 on YouTube

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Todd Rinaldo has uploaded Larry's State of the Onion talk from YAPC 19100 to YouTube. Previously it was available in separate mp3 files, but this is much more accessible.

A tour with Net::FTP

by Thibault Duponchelle

When we want to have a way to exchange files between machines, we often think about rsync, scp, git or even something slow and complex (looking at you Artifactory and S3), but the answer is often right in front of your eyes: FTP!

SVG path bounding box: segments

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Where Flavio start looking into the SVG path bounding box... starting simple.

SVG path bounding box: merge multiple boxes

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Merging many bounding boxes together.


Open Source Companies

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

One of the ways you can improve your chances to get employed is by contributing to the Open Source code-base of a company before you apply for a job. On this page I've started to collect companies that have some Open Source code. A few of them even have Open Source Perl code.



Perl Mentoring

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

If you are on Facebook, this is an excellent chance to get a mentor to further improve your knowledge of Perl and to mentor others who are still behind you on the learning curve.


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. We pick one winner at the end of the month among all the contributors of the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 070

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 - 069

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 068

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Binary Strobe with Raku & Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne comparison of Perl and Raku solutions is the main attraction. You don't want to miss it.

Raku challenge Week 69, issue 1

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew looking into every possibility to share the power of Raku.

Raku challenge Week 69, issue 2

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Only Andrew can go to the extent of putting the graph to show the growth of generating 0/1 string.


by Colin Crain

Colin's ability of task analysis is unmatchable. Must Read.


by Javier Luque

Javier solution to Strobogrammatic Number task is very special.

Perl Weekly Challenge 69: Strobogrammatic Numbers and 0/1 Strings

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent analysis of 0/1 String task is quite interesting. Checkout yourself.

Perl Weekly Challenge 69: Strobogrammatic and 0-1 numbers

by Luca Ferrari

Luca shares the power of gather/take of Raku. Must Read.

BLOG: The Weekly Challenge #069

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Play time with Perl and Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 069 (Task #1: Perl)

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Watch me solving "Strobogrammatic Number" task in Perl.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 069 (Task #2: Perl)

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Watch me solving "0/1 String" task in Perl.

Perl Weekly Challenge 69: invertible numbers and very long strings

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger takes us through fun journey of 0/1 String task. Highly Recommended.


by Shahed Nooshmand

Shahed can never let you down with short and sweet blog with one-liner in Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 069

by Simon Green

Short and precise analysis of Strobogrammatic Number task.


2020.28 Bridges 7

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

LinkedIn contacts by programming languages

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Comparing the total number of people mentioning Perl in their LinkedIn profile to my 1st level contacts.


What does an SRE do at Adobe? - Our guest is Rachael Bates

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Webinar on July 21st with Rachael Bates who is a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Adobe. register now!


18:30 July 23, 2020 (America/Chicago UTC-5:00) (English)

18:00 July 29, 2020 (America/New_York UTC-4:00) (English)

19:00 August 11, 2020 (Europe/Amsterdam (UTC+2:00) (Dutch/English)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Why working as a Perl developer in Vienna is going to change your life

For many of our developers, 2020’s also been an exceptionally uncertain year. Lay-offs, furloughs, comapnies implementing strict cost-cutting measures. Wouldn’t it be nice to work for a company that’s actually been _growing_ during lockdown? Our client’s in a buouyant position, and they’re looking for someone like you to come and join them.

Goodbye, Winter Blues. Hello, 300 Days of Perl Sunshine! Perl developer job in Malta

This pint-sized paradise has some of the oldest architecture in the world, incredible hikes that take you along their gorgeous coastline, and a vibrant cultural scene. And here’s the best part: our client is looking for a few good Perl Developers to join their team in Malta!

Shopping, Skating, and Swimming – Is This Even Work? Perl developer in Dubai

You can work anywhere in the world, so why not work somewhere world-class? Where better to spend your days (and nights) than a rapidly growing city known for having the planet’s only 7-star hotel, the tallest building in the world, and a shopping mall to put all others to shame.Did we mention it’s beautiful all the time? Sun, sand, stunning blue water and you!

Greenery and Go-Karts and Golf, Oh My! Perl job in Malaysia

There are plenty of perks to living in a big city—the nightlife, tons of amenities, and transportation to get you from A to B—but big cities often mean concrete jungles without much green space. Not so in Cyberjaya; this tech-driven city has a huge park, and it’s situated right next to Putrajaya, which has parks, wetlands, and botanical gardens. Ready for big city vibes with little town greenery?

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