Issue #515 - 2021-06-07 - Events and blog posts

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As I can see The Perl and Raku Conference in the cloud starts tomorrow. I am a bit confused as don't remember a lot of promotion of the event.

Some people complain that the content created by the Perl Weekly Challenge has flooded the Perl Weekly Newsletter. I'd say if there was more Perl content outside of the PWC that we can share then we could consider reducing the amount of space the PWC takes up.

BTW that reminds me, I think the events page and the events section at the bottom of the newsletter is shrinkig as the event organizers rarely send updates. I guess having these links did not bring them visitors.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo



Random bytes and co.

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Generating some randomness for seeds, using some salt for flavoring.

Should Perl die gracefully?

by Mark Gardner

A provocative title essentially that does not talk about exception handling. Or does it?

Open, sysopen, read, sysread... oh my!

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

open and read are usually fine


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Crypt::URandom might come handy for portability.

VSCode as a Perl IDE

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

I have been using VSCode for some time now though not for Perl yet.


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Using Crypt::Argon2 is probably a better alternative to Bcrypt password hashing.


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Notes/tutorial for using Mojolicious::Plugin::Authentication.


What's your preferred way to "dir(obj)" i.e. list methods/subroutines of an object?

Python provides excellent ways to introspect an object. Perl less so. This makes it difficult to create editing tools and makes the life of people who are not yet experts in the specific libraries (which is basically everyone) harder.

Suggestions on improving the Perl Weekly Challenge

by Bartosz Jarzyna

With some discussion here. I would especially point out that after the initial angry response and the clarification Diab Jerius appologized. That shows a much higher maturity than we have seen in recent weeks. (Diab was also right that the original blog post without the background could have been misunderstood.)


Perl 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 voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month among all the contributors during that month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 116

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Number Sequence" and "Sum of Squares". 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 - 115

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Automation, Dockerization, CI/CD for your team

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

About 10 days ago I posted on LinkedIn that I am open for new clients that need help in (test) automation, Dockerization, implementing CI/CD, or in code improvements. Especially in Perl or Python. To my pleasant surprise quite a few people upvoted my post, some shared it. I got 7 requests and have already started to work at one of these clients. Nevertheless I still have some extra time and would be also interested to have an overseas client. So if your company needs such help, let's talk.

Crystal 1.0 Conference

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

In my spare time I have been learning Crystal and writing a web application. The result is that I'll be also presenting at the Crystal conference.


Purdue Perl Mongers - HackLafayette

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Berlin Perl Mongers

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Toronto Perl Mongers Online Meeting

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

A Gem of a Perl role. Remote within UK & EU

This role is 100% remote and it’s open to residents of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the European Economic Area. If your communication skills in English are out of this world, you’re in! Also, who even wants to get dressed for the office anymore, right? You’ll need experience writing great Perl, along with valid HTML, Javascript, and CSS.

Doers Wanted. Perl Developer role in Pittsburgh, PA

If you’re a Perl software engineer who enjoys distilling broadly defined objectives into actionable tasks, this might just be your next career move. This client is looking for someone who will design and build the tools their customers need. You’ll coordinate implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance across multiple systems.

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. They’re looking for a heroic Perl programmer to develop and deliver quality content and all the info users need to find their gadgets for the right price.

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

Applying this clever approach to the use of their innovative genotyping software, this thoughtful company helps to develop new species of plants. They deliver cost-efficient genotyping technology that promotes the development of better, stronger crops adapted to suit their environment. You’ll be familiar with modern tooling and might have experience with Ansible, AWS, and Linux containers.

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