Issue #482 - 2020-10-19 - Perl Town Hall

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The future of PPM - Advanced package management for your Perl projects

Building applications with more than just Perl? You're probably tired of managing multiple tools for each language you use. What if a package manager could perform its traditional role across multiple languages for multiple developers on multiple OS's? Learn about advanced package management.


In this section we show some collected stats. 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 259 uploads to CPAN of 191 distinct distributions by 80 different authors. Number of distributions with link to VCS: 161. Number of distros with CI: 92.


Number of posts last week: BPO: 6; DevTo: 4; 0; PerlAcademy: 1; PerlHacks: 0; PerlMaven: 1; Reddit: 13; TPF: 4;


A lifetime of programming books ... to give away

by Fred Kleindenst

Fred giving away his Perl book. Reach out to him, if you are interested.


Tau Station, The Internal Adventures: DBIx::Class::Row cache (avoid the rabbits!)

by Noel Maddy

Noel shared the internal adventures of Tau Station.


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 - 083

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome new week with couple of fun tasks "Words Length" and "Flip Array". 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 - 082

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy quick recap of last week contributions by the Team PWC dealing with the "Common Factors" and "Interleave String" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Meet The Champion - Myoungjin Jeon

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Checkout the champion of the month of The Weekly Challenge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 082, Part 1

by Abigail

Finally, the wait is over, Abigail first blog for the weekly challenge. You don't want to skip.

Perl Weekly Challenge 082, Part 2

by Abigail

Abigail is on the loose, with another blog of the week.

Perl Weekly Challenge 082

by Adam Russell

Adam short and sweet blog for the week 82.

Challenge 082

by Andinus

Andinus sharing his solution to the task "Common Factors".

Interleaved Factors with Raku

by Arne Sommer

Arne blog is full of Raku magic. Best guide for Raku.

Factor? I hardly knew ye! Interwoven aphorisms FTW.

by Colin Crain

Colin blog is exceptionally well written. Highly Recommended.

Perl Challenge #82

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave once again came up with well documented blog.

PWC082 - Common Factors

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio continued fun with weekly challenge task Common Factors.

PWC082 - Interleave String (but not really!)

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio discussing interleave string task with question.

Raku: solving Perl Weekly Challenge 082

by Kang-min Liu

Kang-min first blog for weekly challenge. Plenty of interesting facts to look for.

Proof: if c is a common factor of a and b, then c is a factor of gcd(a,b)

by Kang-min Liu

Kang-min sharing the proof of Bézout's identity

Perl Weekly Challenge 82: Common Factors

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent continued his weekly blog without interruption,

Weekly Challenge #082 Task #1 :: (Raku)

by Myoungjin Jeon

Myoungjin discussing Perl and Raku solutions to Common Factors task.

Weekly Challenge #082 Task #2 :: (Elm, Raku)

by Myoungjin Jeon

Myoungjin shared bonus blog talking about Elm.

Perl Weekly Challenge 82: Interleave Factors

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger blog can be classed as educational. I, personally, enjoyed it thoroughly.

Weekly Challenge 082

by Simon Green

Simon, one of my favroutie, whose blog I always look forward to. Must Read.

Perl Weekly Challenge #82

by Walt Mankowski

Enjoy the comparative solutions in Perl and Python.

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.

Visualize Perl class hierarchies as a graph using GraphViz2::Parse::ISA

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A quick demo based on the code from the synopsis on the files that come with the distribution/


2020.41 A First Year

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections


French Perl Workshop - Episode XVI

Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Silicon Valley Perl - Better Than Grep

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6:30 PM PST

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Seeking Senior Perl Developers for Global Domination

Our client is an international IT company managing over 4 million domains for retail and corporate customers in 200 countries. To help achieve global domination, they’re looking for a few top-notch senior Perl developers whose experience with implementing APIs and protocols is only matched by their drive to design and develop domain software solutions.

If Jurassic Park has Taught us Anything, it’s that Science is Awesome! Perl in Australia

This company’s innovative software provides genotyping information about crops and is used to develop new species of plants. With your help, they’ll continue to be on the cutting edge of science, but don’t worry, they’re not extracting dino DNA to bring back T-Rex… or are they? Guess you’ll have to join the team to find out!

Paging Dr. Perl

This organization is one of the world’s leading developers of medical diagnostic technologies and clinical software. They believe in security, wellness, and the importance of driving innovation to deliver patient benefit. You won’t be in a white coat, but it’s better than that—your work will be used by the NHS, research labs, and healthcare providers worldwide.

The Cool Stuff You Wish They Taught in School. London based Perl Telecommute

This tech talk titan operates out of a London office that offers the opportunity to work remotely. This is a small, self-motivated team that thrives on working independently as well as collaborating. Unlike those school group assignments where you could fob the hard work off on someone else, everyone on this team has to pull their weight.

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

Our client is a financial company whose growth over the last twenty years has been nothing short of impressive. They started with the idea that online trading should be available to all, and from there, they’ve built a company with multiple locations worldwide. If you want to be part of a business that is thriving, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

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