Issue #527 - 2021-08-30 - New school-year?

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Hi there,

The number of posts has been really low in the last couple of weeks. I really hope that with the new school-year in the northern hemisphere, we'll see an uptick in Perl-related content.


I just saw a Tweet explaining why the person does not wear a mask. He writes because he is vaccinated he isn't likely to be infected and he accepts the risks. Well, I really try to avoid arguing with strangers on the Internet so I did not write to him, but basically he said that he accepts the risk of endangering others.

In reality he spread two types of viruses. Potentially he spreads the Covid19 virus and for sure he spreads the idea that not caring for others is acceptable. For one, people who are unsure about the masks, seeing him without a mask will more likely stop wearing masks too.

Get vaccinated if you can and wear a mask when among people!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


The ephemeral miniconf

by Thibault Duponchelle

The ephemeral miniconf is a Perl and Raku virtual miniconf that will take place in Zoom on the 18 November 2021.


Perl 2020 retrospective

by Thibault Duponchelle

What were the Perl-related highlights of 2020 for you?

Frenemies part 2: What a difference a (Perl) module makes

by Mark Gardner

Mark continues his mashup article mixing Perl and Raku.

Pod::Markdown and Pod::Markdown::Github for the win!

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Convert POD documentation to Markdown with one (or two) command-line tools.

unit sub MAIN (...);

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

How to define command line options in Raku

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

The Weekly Challenge - 128

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Maximum Sub-Matrix" and "Minimum Platforms". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 127

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 125

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 127: Disjoint Sets

by Abigail

Abigail surprised me once again with %_. Never used it before, thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 127: Conflict Intervals

by Abigail

Abigail shared something new in this solution with "my sub intersects". Thanks for enlighting us.

Conflicting Lists and Intervals

by Adam Russell

Adam's ability to make a difficult task look simple is rare. This is pure talent. Keep it up.

Disjoint Conflict with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne's blog always teaches me something new in Raku. This time, it was "so". Thanks for your contributions.

Time Out-of-Joint — at Set Intervals

by Colin Crain

Task analysis is the main attraction of this blog post for me. It makes the code easy to read. Great contributions. Thanks.

Multiple Sets of Interval Training: The Weekly Challenge #127

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave makes good use of CPAN. Thanks for promoting CPAN.

PWC127 - Disjoint Sets

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio plays with Raku consistently and it shows in the quality of his contributions. Keep it up.

PWC127 - Conflict Intervals

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Great example to help you learn Raku. Cool translation of Perl code. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge #127

by James Smith

James used his domain knowledge whilst dealing with the weekly challenge. Thanks for your contributions.

TWC 127: Intersection on a Sunday Afternoon

by Jared Martin

I read Jared's blog for the interesting stories. He is so good at sharing a solution with a story around it. Keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 127: Disjoint Sets and Conflict Intervals

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Cute and short solutions in Perl and Raku. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 127: no need for coffee

by Luca Ferrari

Short and sweet Raku solutions shared by Luca. Incredible.

Perl Weekly Challenge 127

by W Luis Mochan

Great demonstration of PDL. It is always a pleasure to see the use of PDL. Keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 127: Disjoint Conflict

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger has been sharing code in multiple languages every week. Perl looked the simplest in all, I must admit.

Weekly Challenge 127

by Simon Green

To the point blog post sharing the internals of the weekly contributions in Perl. Keep it up.

Weekly collections

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Someone left the awesome job machine on again… UK remote Perl job

Perl programmers, lean in — this is the opportunity for you if your happy place is at home in your fuzzy bunny slippers. The role is 100% remote friendly for those located in the UK, so kick back and enjoy your commute-free existence. The client is interested in anyone with experience building web apps in Perl, using one of the major Perl frameworks.

Wanted: Senior Perl developers with good karma. Remote Perl within UK, South Africa and Switzerland

Our client is a multinational fundraising group that works with thousands of charities to provide cloud-based management tools, a dedicated social fundraising platform, and a secure channel for charities to receive funds. If your Modern Perl game is on point and you have experience with payment systems, we want to hear from you.

NLP is all right by me! Perl, Python, NLP role in Amsterdam

Our client’s goal is human level parsing. They’re on the hunt for an NLP Engineer who has strong Perl and Python. Add in your experience with text processing, Artificial Intelligence, or Computational Logistics, and they’ll be waving you over to their table.

Forget the carrot and stick! Perl role in London

As a company at the top of their game, our client is looking for a Perl developer who is similarly eager to be the best. You’ll thrive in an environment where you work independently and in teams, and you enjoy writing code with a variety of languages. Your knowledge of JS and experience with frameworks like React will round out your understanding of MySQL and NoSQL databases like Google BigTable.

Summer is calling… Perl role in Malta

Our client is an international financial company with offices around the world. With a global presence and the kind of growth that would make a beanstalk blush, they’re looking to expand their team. If you’re a Perl programmer with a side interest in online trading, you’ll be a natural in this role.

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