Issue #536 - 2021-11-01 - Auf Wiedersehen Hacktoberfest

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Hi there

The headline of this week's newsletter is dedicated to all my German friends. However, the message is global "Good bye Hacktoberfest". I don't know the language, so I asked Google to help me. I am sure you all celebrated the month-long festival with loads of contributions to many opensource codebases. I can completely understand the feeling at the end of the month. Those who have participated and completed the challenge successfully i.e. submitted at least 4 eligible Pull Requests, should just relax and wait for their FREE gift. Please take November as a break as December will bring in another fun challenge i.e. 24 Pull Requests for you.

Anything else to look forward to?

For me, there is another fun bit is the "Advent Calendar". There will be plenty of Advent Calendars available during the month. It is really hard to follow all of them. I came across something called, Advent Planet, which collects almost all popular Advent Calendars for us. Please do check it out, if you want a early peek. I really miss those days when I used to have time for such things. I have contributed to the Perl/Raku advent calendars in the past. If you have spare time and interest then please do get in touch with the person behind the project now and book your slot. There is one Advent Calendar dedicated to the members of The Weekly Challenge only. I make sure the tradition continues every year. I hope everything goes as per the plan and we have another fun Advent Calendar by the dedicated members this year.

Start your week with yet another informative newsletter. You take care of yourself and your family. Keep a safe distance and stay safe,

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Please spare ten minutes for the Calgary Research Study

by Nic Evans

Have you completed the online survey which forms part of the research by Dr. Ann Barcomb of the University of Calgary to understand episodic, or occasional, participation in the Perl and Raku communities.


My Favorite Warnings: redefine

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom's extending his blog series with yet another useful topic. It is worth reading.

Better Perl: Four list processing best practices with map, grep, and more

by Mark Gardner

A very interesting discussion about the use of map and grep. I am sure you will find it useful too.


Reviving Net::Pcap

by Max Maischein (CORION)

Max sharing his experiments with Net::Pcap. Very informative, you don't want to miss it.


by John Napiorkowski (JJNAPIORK)

John released an update which includes new validator "Scalar" with lots of improvements to the example application and many more bug fixes.


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 - 137

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Long Year" and "Lychrel Number". 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 - 136

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 133

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 136: Two Friendly

by Abigail

Abigail shared couple of different ways to calculate GCD and nice little hack to find out if a number is a power of 2. Great work, keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 136: Fibonacci Sequence

by Abigail

Abigail nailed it in this blog post. I have never seen him go into such detail before. I couldn't understand the graph on my first attempt. I have bookmarked for later reading. Highly Recommended. Thanks for sharing, Abigail.

Friendly Fibonacci Summands

by Adam Russell

Adam's approach to the "Fibonacci Sequence" task is really interesting. I liked how he made it go beyond the task. Nice attempt.

Friendly Fibonacci with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne's blog's USP is the detailed discussion of each function used in the code with a link to the original documentation. This not only helps understand the code better but also gives us the opportunity to understand the language better. Thank you Arne for your contributions as always.

Don’t Get Too Friendly — It’s a Series of Lies

by Colin Crain

Colin seems to be enjoying his time with Raku. He has clearly got the hang of it. Great contributions as always. Keep it up.

The Sequential Friendly Book: The Weekly Challenge #136

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave's approach to the "Two Friendly" task is really cool. Explanation makes it so simple and easy to follow. Well done.

PWC136 - Two Friendly

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio's compact solutions are very impressive. He has done it in both Perl and Raku. Thank you.

PWC136 - Fibonacci Sequence

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio presented a handful of choices to pick from. You pick your favourite. Thank you Flavio.

Perl Weekly Challenge #136

by James Smith

James's use of binary and bit operators makes the code compact. I love this compact yet readable solution. Great work, thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 136: Two Friendly and Fibonacci Sequence

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent delivers solutions in both Perl and Raku with plenty of details to follow. It is always a pleasure to read his blog. Keep up the great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 136

by Luca Ferrari

Luca uses all the power of Raku to get the job done with ease. Cool promotion of Raku language as well.

Perl Weekly Challenge 136

by W Luis Mochan

Luis' one-liner is becoming a trend now. I am loving it as well. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 136: Fibonacci Friends

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger's style of blogging is unique and always fun to read. He presents even complex logic in such a way that any non-technical person can also follow. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Weekly Challenge 136

by Simon Green

Simon sharing all the possible ways to deal with the weekly challenge. Always nice to know different ways to solve a task. Thanks for sharing.


2021.43 Thank You

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Get your foot in the door! UK/EU Remote Jr. Perl Developer

Our client is currently looking to staff up some Jr. Perl developers for a 100% remote (within the UK and EU), permanent position. They want to find some fresh talent that can adapt and flourish in this role. Having modern Perl foundations and understandings is important, but the client is willing to overlook some knowledge gaps for the right developer who is eager to learn.

Change the world without leaving your desk! Remote Perl role - UK, Switzerland or South Africa

Our client works with thousands of charities to provide cloud-based management tools to connect with their supporters. These gurus of giving are seeking a mid-level and a senior Perl developer to join their team. Both roles require excellent English communication skills and experience with payment-related technologies.

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

A global leader in machine intelligence matching job seekers with their perfect career: our client’s goal is human level parsing. They’re on the hunt for an NLP Engineer who has strong Perl and Python.

Forget the carrot and stick! Perl role in London

A titan of premium native advertising, our client dominates the field in sectors like tech, business, financial services, and lifestyle technology. As a company at the top of their game, they are 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.

Scrooge had it right! Perl role in Vienna

Our client is one of the largest product and price comparison platforms in German-speaking countries. They’re not saying you shouldn’t spend money, but if you’re going to splash out on the latest gear, why not get the best price? With a website that allows consumers to compare deals on everything from toasters to tablets, our client helps their users hunt out the best values.

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