Issue #512 - 2021-05-17 - Celebration Time

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Hi there

Happy Idd to all the readers of the newsletter.

We should try to avoid all the negativity around us and focus on every little success story. I know it is not easy but we shouldn't give up without a fight. Nowadays, social media platforms play a vital role in spreading news. So if you do come across any success story please share it with the community. It helps as morale booster.

I would like to specially mention two stories this week, Andrew Solomon's survey results and actions taken and Dean's proposed community dashboard. Kudos to Andrew and Dean for taking the initiative. Keep it up.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Perl is part of Google's Season of Docs 2021

by Jason McIntosh (JMAC)

Jason announced the good news that Perl is now part of GSOD 2021.

The support developers need - survey results and actions taken

by Andrew Solomon (ILLY)

Andrew presenting the survey results and the actions taken based on the results.

Please delete your old releases from CPAN!

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil appeal to all CPAN module authors to remove their old releases from CPAN.


Testing Perl: To plan or not to plan

by Mark Gardner

Mark continues his blog series and this time he is talking about test plans.

Tools for learning Perl context

by Kokaben

Interesting discussion about the Perl contexts.

A Perl Community Dashboard

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

In the recent TPF Marketing Committee meeting, Dean proposed a plan for a community dashboard.


Complexity ramblings

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Thank you Flavio for a detailed discussion on this subject.

Perl Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out of 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 all the contributors during the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 113

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Represent Integer" and "Recreate Binary Tree". 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 - 112

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Canonical Path" and "Climb Stairs" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Perl Weekly Challenge 112

by Aaron Smith

Aaron's style of analysis is very interesting and makes even difficult tasks looks simple. Well done.

Perl Weekly Challenge 112: Canonical Path

by Abigail

Abigail's approach to the Canonical Path task is simply elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 112: Climb Stairs

by Abigail

Abigail took us on another journey whilst dealing with the Climb Stairs task. It took more than one read to get the logic.

The Weekly Challenge 112

by Adam Russell

Adam presented cute modularised solutions to this week's challenges. Nice work, keep it up.

Canonical Stairs with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne shared both Perl and Raku solutions this week. His Raku solution to the Canonical Path task is my favourite.

After Finding Our Bearings: One, Two and Up We Go!

by Colin Crain

Colin's way of dealing with the Climb Stairs task is very interesting. Loved his task analysis.

One Step Beyond: Perl Weekly Challenge #112

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave used the power of regex when dealing with canonical Path task.

PWC112 - Canonical Path

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio presented a very concise regex solution to the Canonical Path task. Thanks for sharing.

PWC112 - Climb Stairs

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio shared a very interesting story and a unique algorithm. Well done. Keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge #112

by James Smith

James is unbeatable when it comes to performance analysis. What an honour to have him in the team.

Perl Weekly Challenge 112: Canonical Path and Climb Stairs

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent shared something new - try-steps for the Climb Stairs task. Thanks for sharing the magic of Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge 112

by W Luis Mochan

Luis' use of regex is very different from other people's. You must take a look.

Perl Weekly Challenge 112: Climbing the canonical path!

by Luca Ferrari

Luca attempted to solve the Climb Stairs task without the use of any library; pure logical solution.

Perl Weekly Challenge 112: Canonical Stairs

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger shared a simple but concise solution to the Canonical Path task.

Weekly Challenge 112

by Simon Green

Simon approached the Climb Stairs task in a very fun way. Loved it.



2021.19 Out Of Beta Pod

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.


Berlin Perl Mongers

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Toronto Perl Mongers Online Meeting

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Washington, DC Perl (DCPM)

Tuesday, 1st June, 2021; 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Purdue Perl Mongers - HackLafayette

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Pop Quiz and Your New Perl Role! 100% Remote within UK

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Mad Men (and women) of London. Perl in London

The leader in premium native advertising for technology, financial services, and corporate and lifestyle sectors, our client is the power behind the advertising throne for over 200 websites, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNN Business, and The Washington Post. This dynamic team is looking for a senior Perl programmer.

Join Our Merry Band of Perl Programmers

The role in our client's Belarus office offers a unique opportunity to join an established company in a new office. 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.

Smart Shopper = Smart Saver. Perl role in Vienna

As one of the largest product and price comparison platforms in German-speaking countries, they share your dedication to finding consumers the best possible deal on electronics, technology, household appliances, and gaming systems. Best of all, they’re looking for a Perl programmer. - PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, and Modern Perl.

Let’s do an experiment! Perl role in Canberra, Australia

Attention, Perl programmers. We’re looking for those among you who loved their childhood chemistry sets and could spend hours studying their ant farms. Science buffs and genetics junkies, our client wants to hear from you. They deliver cost-efficient genotyping technology that promotes the development of better, stronger crops adapted to suit their environment.

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