Issue #470 - 2020-07-27 - Perl Mentoring

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Hi there

The facebook group Perl Programmers has launched the Perl Mentoring program recently. Dean, one of the Mentor himself, shared the finer details in this blog. I would highly recommend if you are new to Perl and want to learn from the expert then please join the program as Mentee. I am sure you would benefit from the experience of highly capable Mentors.

I follow Curtis blog very closely and never misses any of his technical blog. So what is new this time? This time, Curtis shared his point of view on Git Workflow. In the blog, he discussed about git-flow, one of many popular workflow. I would recommend you must check out the blog if you deal with Git on a daily basis.

Has anyone come across "Script Repository" just like CPAN for module? Recently someone shared this link on Facebook. I must confess, I wasn't aware of it before. I doubt if it is being looked after. I am not sure, if TPF would be interested in keeping it alive and up to date. I, personally, would like to see it become talk of the town. But then it is my personal view. Also do I have time for any new responsibility? For this, I could probably find the time. You know me, don't you?

Last but not the least, don't loose the focus and stay alert. We are not out of danger yet. Please look after yourself and your loved ones. Enjoy rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar


Next stable DBD::SQLite will be released at the end of August

by Kenichi Ishigaki (ISHIGAKI)

Kenichi announcing release of DBD::SQLite 1.65_03.


Some Time Later

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio is having too much fun with SVG. Check it out yourself.

Trigger rebuild of blog in GitHub Pages

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Interesting blog dealing with breakdown of GitHub services.

SVG path bounding box: arcs of ellipses

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Exploring bounding box in this short blog.

Ellipses (for SVG): transformation implementation

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Time to de some transformation now in this blog.

Ellipses (for SVG): parameter values

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

In this blog, Flavio trying to figure out parameter values.

Ellipses (for SVG): finding the center

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio continued playing with Ellipses finding the center.

Ellipses (for SVG): mapping to SVG representation

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio dealing with Ellipses in this short blog.


Universal Package Managers? Meet The State Tool

by Alex Pamir

In the recent weekly Perl Town Hall by Will Braswell, the topic was discussed in detail. So here is your chance to catch up.


Inconsistent permissions on CPAN modules

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

After a long time, Neil wrote a blog. Like always he brought a very relevant subject and shared the finer details. I have adopted 30+ CPAN modules myself, so this information is very handy for me.


Call for Grant Proposals (July 2020 Round)

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Do you have any proposal that could benefit Perl or Raku then do send in your proposal.

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 - 071

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 - 070

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 069

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 069

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Raku Solutions Review by Andrew Shitov.

Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 066

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Raku Solutions Review by Andrew Shitov.

Gray Swapping with Raku & Perl

by Arne Sommer

As always Arne blog goes into finer details of Perl and Raku solutions.

Raku challenge Week 70, issue 1

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Like an expert, Andrew taught me elegant way of swapping array elements.

Raku challenge Week 70 , issue 2

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew dealt with one-liner for the Gray Code Sequence task.


by Colin Crain

Checkout Colin functional programming narrative.

Perl Weekly Challege - 070

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Jaldhar shared plenty of tricks to follow. Must Read.


by Javier Luque

Javier introduced new keyword 'flat' to me.

Perl Weekly Challenge 70: Character Swapping and Gray Code Sequence

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Thanks Laurent for sharing postcircumfix example.

Perl Weekly Challenge 70: flipping and greying

by Luca Ferrari

Good luck for your eye surgery. Please don't let the mood go down.

BLOG: The Weekly Challenge #70

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Play time with Perl and Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 070 (Task #1: Perl)

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Live coding to solve Character Swapping task.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 070 (Task #2: Perl)

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Live coding to solve Gray Code Sequence task.

Perl Weekly Challenge, Week 70 in APL

by Richard Park

Richard continuous fun with APL dealing weekly challenge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 70: character swaps and Gray code

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger Gray code sequence implementation is worth checking.


by Shahed Nooshmand

Shahed one liner for Gray code sequence is beautiful.

Perl Weekly Challenge 070

by Simon Green

Simon found the edge case dealing with Character Swapping task and dealt with it care.

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.

Reading CSV file as many hash-es

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Simple examle how to read a CSV file line-by-line as a hash using the values from the first line as the keys and the values from the current line as the values of the hash.

Perl Maven on LinkedIn

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

On the Perl Maven LinkedIn page I share a code snippet with some explanation every day. I have started with two serieses. One of them is about Dancer, the other one just some random but useful snippets of code. Follow it now!


2020.29 Election Time

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Back to Twitter

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

After being dormant for 4 year the @perlmaven and the @code__maven Twitter accounts woke up with Perl and non-Perl code snippets. The article provides the background.

LinkedIn polls - first experiment

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

LinkedIn allows us to post polls with up to 4 possible answers. Here are the results of an experiment.


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