Issue #475 - 2020-08-31 - Perl jobs? Perl events?

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Hi there!

This is the last day of August. School is supposed to start in many countries tomorrow, but kids will stay at home in many places trying to learn there and you too will keep working from home. Or keep trying to do so. And you are the lucky ones.

Many people, even in hi-tech, lost their jobs in the recent months. This isn't easy. If that is your situation, I'd like to hear from you. Let me know how are you trying to cope with the situation? Are you trying to learn some new technologies to broaden your options? Did you start some project to improve your skills in certain areas? Did you pick up some unrelated hobby? Did you go on a connection spree via LinkedIn to extend your contact list? Did you have to find some other type of employment to have at least some income?

I was lucky so far as my client maintained the quarterly budget for my work, but you can never know what the next quarter will bring. I am also lucky because of the 54 people who support my public work via Patreon.

If you are looking for a job, especially a Perl-related job, I'd recommend you look at the end of the newsletter where you find some job offers and contact Pete Sergeant who runs Perl Careers to get some advice. Before you do that you might want to watch this interview with him..

Good luck and enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


This is a new section of some data we collect with scripts. Let's figure out what numbers could be interesting. The script(s) are in the Git repository of the Perl Weekly.

CPAN uploads

Last week there were a total of 171 uploads to CPAN of 122 distinct distributions by 77 different authors. Number of distributions with link to VCS: 88. Number of distros with CI: 35.


Perl Town Hall

by Will Braswell (WBRASWELL)

I was not aware this thing, but since I returned to Facebook and joined the Perl Programmers group I encountered this (I think weekly) video recording of Will Braswell. Unfortunately it is only available for Facebook users, but if you have an account, then it might be worth joining that group and watching some of his news items.


Thoughts on Marshalling and Unmarshalling in Zydeco

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

Also known as serialization, stringification, encoding/decoding, etc. in other modules or other environments.

The Top 10 Programming Tasks That Perl Is Used For

by Chris Tozzi

Some excellent ideas for future blog posts.


The Weekly Challenge

The 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.

The Weekly Challenge - 076

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome new week with couple of fun tasks "Prime Sum" and "Word Search". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read FAQ page.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 075

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy quick recap of last week contributions by the Team PWC dealing with the "Coins Sum" and "Largest Rectangle Histogram" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 074

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Please check out the video review of Raku solutions to the task "Majority Element" and "FNR Character" by Andrew Shitov.

All Combinations Equal to a Sum in Perl and Prolog

by Adam Russell

Adam merged the power of Prolog and Perl to solve the "Coins Sum" task.

Largest Rectangle Histogram

by Adam Russell

For the "Largest Rectangle Histogram" task, he used pure Perl solution.

Coins Sum: The Raku Challenge Week 75, task 1

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew solved the "Coins Sum" task with such an ease. He made it look like piece of cake.

Largest Rectangle Histogram: The Raku Challenge Week 75, task 2

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew in this blog shared the most basic approach to solve the "Largest Rectangle Histogram" task.

A more idiomatic Raku solution

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew, in his third blog of the week, re-visited the task "Largest Rectangle Histogram" and dealt with more concisely.

Time Challenge (CY's Take on PWC#075 Task 1)

by Cheok-Yin Fung

Cheok-Yin has done thorough performance analysis of her solutions in Perl, Python, Lisp and Java. Plenty of interesting facts and figures.

How and What to do in Programming (CY's Take on PWC#075 Task 2)

by Cheok-Yin Fung

Cheok-Yin took the bonus task first of printing Histogram, then followed up to deal with the main task.

Throw the Windows Wide Open — Change Is In the Air

by Colin Crain

Cool approach to deal with Coins Sum task without the use of Dynamic Programming. Must Read.


by Javier Luque

Javier approached the Coins Sum task in two different ways, one for Perl and another for Raku. Must Read.

Perl Weekly Challenge 75: Coin Sums and Largest Rectangle Histogram

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent special skill of breaking task into smaller task makes difficult task looks easy. He did it one more time.

Perl Weekly Challenge 75: nested loops

by Luca Ferrari

Luca pushed Raku to the limit to get the end result. Solution to the "Largest Rectangle Histogram" stands out.

Week #075: Coins Sum & Largest Rectangle Histogram

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Mohammad continued playing with Perl and Raku. He used DP technique to solve the "Coins Sum" task.

Perl Weekly Challenge 75: coins and rectangles

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger dealt with "Coins Sum" task using iterative approach. As a bonus we got Python solution to the "Largest Rectangle Histogram" task as well.

Perl Weekly Challenge 075

by Simon Green

Simon broke the task into smaller subtask and then worked through one by one. Well documented.


by Shahed Nooshmand

Shahed used recursive method to solve the "Coins Sum" task. He dealt with bonus task of printing Histogram is elegant.

Perl Weekly Challenge #75

by Walt Mankowski

Walt treated the "Coins Sum" task like Odometer, a very unique approach. Must Read.

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.

Always check if the regex was successful

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

This post was born as a response to a question sent to me via email.


Marketing and Branding Survey Results

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

There are some interesting results there, especially in the comment section of the survey, but what might be even more surprising is what David Hodgkinson pointed out, that there were only 220 responses to the survey. Does that mean that so few people are interested in Perl, or in Marketing Perl, or in The Perl Foundation? Or was the survey not marketed/promoted good enough?


Raku Interactive Shell - values in $ variables

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I had a lot of articles on the now defunct Perl 6 Maven site. I started to go over them, update them and add them to my Raku series.

2020.34 Another Survey Time

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Even if you don't use Raku, I think it would be a good idea to give your opinion on how you see it.


Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Long-term contract work

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

My little series about the various Income streams I had/have that might also help you if you are thinking about leaving full-time employment.


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Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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

There are plenty of perks to living in a big city 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 for all your greenspace needs. Ready for big city vibes with little town greenery? Then read on!

Adventure Awaits for one Lucky Perl Developer in Dubai

Where can you go from sun-and-sand to ski-slopes-and-snow in under an hour? We’ll give you a hint: it’s the same place you’ll find incredible architecture, world-class shops, a diverse, friendly population, and your new, exciting job. That’s right—you’re headed to Dubai!

Free Lunch? Yes, Please. Perl job in Vienna.

One of the largest product and price comparison platforms in German-speaking countries is on the hunt for a Perl programmer who wants to use their skills to eradicate inflated prices. The successful candidate will relish the chance to join a team that attributes nearly two decades of success to an uncompromising commitment to transparency, user-oriented information, and quality content.

Just Another Day Working in Perl Paradise (Perl developer job in Malta)

Our client's Malta office is looking for Perl developers with a strong exposure to Modern Perl. There are very few places in the world that offer the history, culture, and bonhomie of Malta. If you’re not in one of them right now, then drop what you’re doing and apply—when you’re gazing out at the Mediterranean from your new home, you’ll be glad you did!

Don’t go chasing waterfalls . . .

As titans of industry in their sphere, this client doesn’t sign just anyone. They only hire brilliant people, the cream of the crop, those who TLC would say are All That—could they be talking about you? If you’re ready to step up to the mic and show them your leadership skills, this client will provide you with the best, most up-to-date technology to give you an edge and let your skills shine.

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