Issue #478 - 2020-09-21 - Blogging for Perl?

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If you are active on social platform then you must have seen the recent blog by Dave Cross titled, Blogging for Perl. Do you agree with him? Personally I agree with him. I followed the initial work sponsored by TPF to improve the official Perl blogging site. I agree with Dave about blogging in places where you have visitors from other languages and share the power of the Perl language. Having said that I would say, why not have our own dedicated blogging hub. They both can co-exists, imho. I want it to become the source of Perl wisdoms. I would be sad if is no longer loved by the community. Dave Cross, followed up with another blog, Down the rabbit hole talking about his proposed aggregator for Perl blogs, Planet Perl. Please check it out and share your views.

I know many members of Perl community who have taken the difficult path of blogging about Perl power on a daily basis. For example, John Scoles, did a series on PAWS. Currently, Flavio Poletti, has been doing daily round up, here

The Team PWC is not behind either, they have been sharing the power of Perl every week.

last but not the least, you take care of yourself and your family. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar


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. See stats from the previous weeks.

CPAN uploads

Last week there were a total of 209 uploads to CPAN of 132 distinct distributions by 80 different authors. Number of distributions with link to VCS: 110. Number of distros with CI: 61.


Final Board Findings Regarding 2019 SOC Incident

by Stuart Mackintosh

Stuart shared official final Board Findings with regard to 2019 SOC incident.


Down the rabbit hole

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave shared his blog aggregator for Perl. It is always nice to see him taking the lead.


Blogging for Perl

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave started very interesting discussion whether we need dedicated blogging site for Perl. Please do share your views.


A wrapper for asciinema

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

It is nice introduction to Asciineme for me. Never heard of it before.



by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

Toby shared latest release of Zydeco::Lite with plenty of cool examples.

Perl 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 - 079

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome new week with couple of fun tasks "Count Set Bit" and "Trapped Rain Water". 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 - 078

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy quick recap of last week contributions by the Team PWC dealing with the "Leader Element" and "Left Rotation" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Raku Review - The Weekly Challenge - 077

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Raku Solutions Review by Andrew Shitov.

Perl Weekly Challenge 078

by Adam Russell

Adam kept the solution simple and easy to follow, yet elegant.

Challenge 078

by Andinus

Andinus solutions are always well organised and precisely on the target.

The weekly challenge 078: Leader element and Left rotation

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew blog is always full of new Raku magic. This time we also got C++ as bonus.

Rotating Leader with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne used Raku solution to create Perl solution. I loved the reverse engineer.

Follow the Leader and Swing to the Left

by Colin Crain

Here is another thought provoking blog by Perl Reviewer, Colin.

Leader element

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I loved the discussion of task. It is fun to see how others look at a particular problem. There is plenty to learn from it.

PWC - Left Rotation

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio discussed various aspects of task. It is worth reading the discussion.

Perl Weekly Challenge 78: Leader Element and Left Rotation

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent as always made the task looks like school boy task. Perl and Raku solutions are equally cool.

Week #078: Leader Element & Left Rotation

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Mohammad continued playing with Perl and Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge, Week 78 in APL

by Richard Park

Richard back with a bang after a short break.

Perl Weekly Challenge 78: Leaders and Rotation

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger started with Raku and then converting into Perl for a change this week. It is inspirational.

Perl Weekly Challenge 078

by Simon Green

Simon dicussing left and right approach for the Leader element task. I loved it.


by Shahed Nooshmand

As always, Shahed shared another gem from Raku i.e. 'after'. Please check out.

Perl Weekly Challenge #78

by Walt Mankowski

I am impressed by Walt solutions to both task. They are quality code and should be taught to every beginners.

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.

Getting started with Perl on Windows using Strawberry Perl (2020 edition)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I am mostly using Linux as my desktop, but I got a project to improve some Perl code that currently only runs on Windows. So I had to install Windows in a VirtualBox and then Perl. Here is how beginners could get started with that environment. ~szabgab


2020.36 Election Time Again

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

2020.37 Fundamentally Raku

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

We’ve got word from a confidential source that there’s a great role coming available for the right person. The company is dialed-in to all things new and modern in the tech world, they offer the option to work from home or from their London office, and they have a small team that enjoys a lot of autonomy. If you want the scoop on this plum role, read on!

This Company is No Shop of Horrors

This company’s innovative software provides genotyping information about crops and is used to develop new species of plants. We’re not saying they’re creating man-eating marigolds … but we’re also not denying it. Every office has its secrets, right? If you’re located within Australia and this role sounds too delicious to pass up, drop us an email!

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, objectivity, and quality content.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls . . .

Our client is just as famous as those big-time record producers, but without the terrible reputation. They’re one of the UK’s leading estate agencies, and with over 60 branches, they’ve got what it takes to make you a star (programmer, that is). Their website is scaling the charts, and if you can handle the spotlight, then you might be the senior-level Perl programmer that they want to sign.

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!

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