Issue #516 - 2021-06-14 - Conference in the Cloud

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Hi there

The highlight of last week was the Conference in the Cloud. It gave us the opportunity to meet and greet Perl and Raku fans from across the globe. On top of that, we got loads of quality talks by experts. Before I talk about anything else, let me thank and congratulate all the organisers and volunteers for such a successful event. I am personally impressed with the video quality of the live and recorded talks.

For me, I find the timing little bit odd as I am in the UK. The day started at 6:30pm British Summer Time, which is not ideal. At the end of a full day at $work, there is hardly any energy left to attend the talks live. But the best part wasthat the recorded talks were available on YouTube immediately. I find it convenient, as I can watch at my own time. Also I can fast-forward if I want to.

Please find below my personal favourites in no particular order.

1. perlimports or "Where did that symbol come from?" by Olaf Alders

2. Local dev setup for a complex app using docker-compose by Thomas Klausner

3. Introduction to Perl Data Types by William N. Braswell, Jr.

4. Rummaging in the clOOset by Curtis Poe

5. Life after Perl (and Raku) by Peter Sergeant

6. What's new in Perl? by Ricardo Signes

7. Perl's Amazing Time Machine by Paul Evans

8. Valiant - Heroic validations for Moo and DBIC classes by John Napiorkowski

9. Our shared vision of Perl by Andrew Solomon

10. Cross-platform native GUIs: {trade,pay}offs, {integra,distribu}tion by Zaki Mughal

There are plenty more to watch later. You can find the complete list here.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter and please stay safe.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Proposed RFC for Corinna

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Curtis' proposal for creating an RFC for Corinna. What do you think? Please share your suggestions.

Pre-order Learning Perl 8th Edition

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

brian d foy's latest work is ready for pre-order. Please grab your copy.


My TPRCiC 2021 review

by Thibault Duponchelle

A thorough review of the recently concluded virtual conference by Thibault.

Mojolicious::Plugin::Authentication example

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

A practical use case showing the power of Mojolicious::Plugin::Authentication.

use VERSION - but how?

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio sharing an interesting use of VERSION.

EPAN - Exclusive Perl Archive Nook

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio's 10-year-old code is finally out in public.

Visualization of perl development history

by Kang-min Liu

Kang-min shared a 10-year review of perl5.git.

Moving Perl Mojolicious routes to their own module

by Mark Gardner

Mark experimenting with Mojolicious routes. Nice work.


Slides from "Blogging Outside the Bubble" Perl talk

by Mark Gardner

Mark's slides from a recent talk he gave at CiC 2021.

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 that month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 117

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Missing Row" and "Find Possible Paths". 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 - 116

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Weekly Challenge 116

by Aaron Smith

Aaron's use of Raku's power makes the task look so simple. Incredible.

Perl Weekly Challenge 116: Number Sequence

by Abigail

Abigail's solution was hard to follow initially, but after the second read it become obvious. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 116: Sum of Squares

by Abigail

For this task, Abigail split the task to make it more easy to understand. Cool attempt.

Evolving a Sequence with a Functional Genome: The Weekly Challenge 116

by Adam Russell

I love the use of genetics to solve the task. My favourite this week. I will revisit it later.

Sequential Squares with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne's bonus solution is really nice and his workaround hack used in Perl solution is cool. Thanks for sharing.

Shhh… We’re Squaring Sequet Numbers

by Colin Crain

Colin 'sblog is always full of interesting ideas. I loved his task analysis. Keep it going.

Hip To Be Square: Perl Weekly Challenge #116

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave's use of a substr hack recursively to solve the task is fun to read. Please do check it out.

PWC116 - Number Sequence

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I enjoyed Raku solution more as it reminds me how I started using Raku. Brilliant job.

PWC116 - Sum of Squares

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio's commentary on Raku features in interesting. Once again, the Raku solution wins the race for me. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge #116

by James Smith

James found the second task easier than than the first and he proved it with his solutions. Oops.

Perl Weekly Challenge 116: Number Sequence and Sum of Squares

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent's blog is always very special as there are plenty of ideas to explore. Please check out the Raku tricks.

Perl Weekly Challenge 116: numbers

by Luca Ferrari

Luca's verbose solution is so simple to follow. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 116

by W Luis Mochan

Luis' one-liner is the winner for me this week. Well done.

Perl Weekly Challenge 116: Square Sequence

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger figured out an interesting output from one of the given example. Good catch.

Weekly Challenge 116

by Simon Green

Simon shared an interesting story about numbers. Thanks for sharing the story and solutions.

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.



2021.23 Going Funky!

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.


Berlin Perl Mongers

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Toronto Perl Mongers Online Meeting

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Looking Boss! 100% remote Perl role within UK & EU

Our client is looking for a full-stack Perl developer who takes autonomy to a new level. 100% remote and open to candidates who are residents of United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the European Economic Area. Strong Perl is a must as is DBIx::Class experience and basic front-end skills / not scared of small amounts of JavaScript, HTML and very comfortable on Linux, ideally Debian.

A Role that Makes Dollars (and Cents). Perl Developer Role in London

To be the best in their field, our client has gathered a world-class team with the skills and expertise to tailor content to different site aesthetics. Reaching over 349 million consumers worldwide is a big responsibility, and this engaged team is more than up to the challenge. If you are a senior Perl/JS programmer with a passion for finance and business, this could be the role for you!

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.

Smart Shopper = Smart Saver. Perl role in Vienna

Very well-known Austrian e-commerce brand looking for a Perl programmer whose love of saving money is matched only by their ability to deliver high-quality content and well-executed user information. Client is willing to consider all candidates with strong Perl, but they make heavy use of PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, and Modern Perl.

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. You’ll get in on the ground floor with the Belarus team. 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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