Issue #507 - 2021-04-12 - Live events

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Hi there!

Sorry for sending out this edition later than usual, I have been super busy with various video recordings. Primarily the live events I have been doing lately. I think they work quite well.

I am also glad that there are a number of Perl Monger meetings you can attend on-line. It is just a matter of allocating the time.

Because I am late with the newsletter the email from Sawyer X in which he writes about his resignation from PSC and Core found its way to my inbox and into the newsletter as well. Surprising.

Well, Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo



Tenjin templating system

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

One of my clients is using this module, so I thought I would try it to see how it is being used.

Fatpacking fatpack

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Fatpack makes it easy to create a single-file distribution from your perl-only application. So how can you distribute Fatpack itself as a Fatpack?


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Readonly::Tiny is better than constant.

Attribute::Handlers to wrap a function

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Mark Gardner pointed to the around modifiers of Moo and Moose as simpler alternatives.



Perl One-liner: countdown on the command line

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I think is the first time I have created an animated gif recording my terminal. Nice.


Counter with Dancer using in-memory SQLite database

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

An example trying to show how to use an in-memory SQLite database with Dancer. I wrote this in response to a query by someone, but I am not sure there is any good reason to do anything like this in a real application.

Proxying web feeds with Dancer2

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave has been working on a new version of his personal web site that forced him to explore various web technologies.

Moving from CGI to PSGI and Starman

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A full example of a simple CGI script rewritten to be a PSGI script that can be deployed both as CGI - for backward compatibility, and using Starman. The article contains the Rexfile to deploy the whole thing including Apache on an Ubuntu based server.

Live pair programming

Live pair programming recordings


Grant Proposals: March 2021

There were no grant proposals submitted for March, but TPF accepts grant proposals all year round.


The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out from your comfort zone. You can even win prize money of $50 Amazon vouchers by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month from among all the contributors during that month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 108

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Locate Memory" and "Bell Numbers". 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 - 107

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week contributions by the Team PWC dealing with the "Self-descriptive Numbers" and "List Methods" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 105

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107

by Aaron Smith

Aaron made the tasks look simple with the power of Raku. Incredible.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107: Self-descriptive Numbers

by Abigail

Abigail took pains to explain the maths behind the Self-descriptive numbers task. This is not for kids.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107: List Methods

by Abigail

I loved Abigail's explanation about BEGIN. There is always something new to learn from Abigail's blog.

Static Analysis and Self Describing Numbers (now with Threads!): The Weekly Challenge 107

by Adam Russell

Adam used threads to solve the Self-descriptive numbers task. Very Cool.

Self-Deceptive Methods with Raku

by Arne Sommer

Arne shared something new about Self-Descriptive Numbers. Thanks for sharing.

Self Description Redux: Perl Weekly Challenge 107

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

You don't want to miss this improvised version of the Self-descriptive numbers task.

PWC107 - Self-descriptive Numbers

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio was curious to know the reason behind the weekly challenge. Well, the motto is to have fun and share knowledge. Thanks for your participation.

PWC107 - List Methods

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio's fun story around the task is very creative. You don't want to miss it either.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 107

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Jaldhar shared an efficient Raku solution to the Self-Descriptive numbers task.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107

by James Smith

James is becoming the master of one-liners now. I really enjoyed his List Methods solution.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107: Self-Descripting Numbers and List Methods

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent presented a complete solution for the Self-descriptive numbers task, you don't want to miss out.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107

by W Luis Mochan

Luis presented us with two versions of the Self-Descriptive numbers task solutions. Cool interpretation.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107: copying myself

by Luca Ferrari

Luca used Raku's Meta Object Class to solve the List Methods task.

Perl Weekly Challenge 107: Self-Descriptive Methods

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger made the Self-Descriptive numbers task so easy to follow and understand. Thanks for sharing.

Weekly Challenge 107

by Simon Green

Simon's List Methods task solution is very cool. Please check it out yourself.


You Need Measurable Goals

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Not really Perl specific, but still true.

Weekly collections


Boston Perl Mongers Online Meeting: Mojolicious 9 point Oh! (Joel Berger)

Tuesday April 13th, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Purdue Perl Mongers - HackLafayette

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Toronto Perl Mongers Online Meeting

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Berlin Perl Mongers

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

US Based, Modern Perl Developer Role - 100% remote!

Our client is looking for a Perl programmer who wants to tame the job jungle for employers and employees through their candidate sourcing and data management products. The role is 100% remote within the United States.

A New Adventure is only a Click Away. Perl Developer role in London

The client is interested in anyone with experience building web apps in Perl, using one of the major Perl frameworks. If you’re a crack-hand with Catalyst, a Mojolicious master, or a distinguished Dance, they want you. You’ll be deploying apps your work to AWS, so experience would be handy, and the company’s big on testing, so they’d like you to know your way around Test::More.

Cooking Up Something Good. Perl role in London

With a knack for tailoring content to a variety of site aesthetics, our client sets a banquet of advertising delights for over 349 million consumers around the world. If your mouth is watering at the thought of joining this dynamic team and you’re a senior Perl programmer with a solid understanding of Go programming languages, they just might set a place for you at the table.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Perl in Vienna

Our client takes the legwork out of the hunt for the best bargain, offering one of the largest product and price comparison platforms in German-speaking countries. Client is willing to consider all candidates with strong Perl, but they make heavy use of PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, and Modern Perl.

Big Dividends, Bigger Opportunity! Perl role with multiple location options

Our client is an online financial services company, still rapidly expanding after 20 years of impressive growth. With a truly international presence, they’re well known globally in their niche. Looking for Perl developers with a strong background in Modern Perl – you should be comfortable with Moose and PSGI/Plack, and a solid grounding in using Perl’s testing tools.

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