Issue #537 - 2021-11-08 - How do you spend your free time?

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The Perl Weekly newsletter is more than 10 years old and over those years we have witnessed a huge decline in the number and diversity of posts. There are still a few people who write about Perl regularly, The Weekly Challenge of Mohammad generates many posts, but in general we see fewer and fewer posts.

I wonder, do those people who used to write about Perl write about other technologies or have they just stopped? How come that so few people write about Perl? Are there no new things in Perl? Are there no new problems that one solves in Perl?

I know that writing about stuff is not the same thing as writing the stuff, but as many other people who write or teach will attest, the best way to improve your knowledge is to explain it. to explain it to live audience (at a Meetup) or to write about it in a blog post.

So how do you spend your free time? Do you write more code? Do you try to explain what you wrote, how you wrote and why? Or do you spend your time on some other activities? I, for examples started to read a lot more than I did in the recent years. And sure, I'll even share my recommendations with you. (See below.)

In any case enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Some thoughts on Perl template processing

by Mark Gardner

Template processors and engines are one of those pieces of software where it seems every developer wants to reinvent the wheel. Goodness knows I’ve done it earlier in my career. Tell me if this sounds familiar?

Yancy: What We Leave Behind

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

Yancy is a Content Management System and now, 4 years after its initial release, Yancy is on its way to becoming the M in Mojolicious MVC.

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 - 138

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Workdays" and "Split 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 - 137

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 134

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 137: Long Year

by Abigail

Abigail's blog post is about more than just the task. Plenty of ideas to explore. Keep it up. Great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 137: Lychrel Number

by Abigail

I appreciate the amount of work put in to prepare this brilliant blog post. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Lychrel Longing with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

I am not sure if you noticed, but Arne always does varieties of solutions of the same task. Plenty to keep you entertained. Thanks for sharing.

PWC137 - Long Year

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I enjoyed the Raku solution more than the Perl one. It is so obviously written by a Perl developer. Great piece of work as always.

PWC137 - Lychrel Number

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

The discussion made reading the code so easy that anyone can follow it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge #137

by James Smith

James has, once again, gone beyond the task and shared his analysis of the Lychrel Number task. It is always pleasure reading his blog. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 137: Long Year and Lychrel Number

by Laurent Rosenfeld

A unique approach to the Long Year task. Great discussion. Keep it up. Great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 137: palindrome sums on long year

by Luca Ferrari

Luca recently started sharing solutions in PostgreSQL along with Raku. What a bonus we got, thanks Luca.

Perl Weekly Challenge 137

by W Luis Mochan

I really like Luis' one-liner. It is so much fun to decode the code. Even the Lychrel number was turned into a one-liner. Great. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 137: Long Cheryl

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger made the Long Year task look so simple. It is magical. Keep up the great work.

Weekly Challenge 137

by Simon Green

Simon brought an interesting topic to the discussion. This is one of the benefits you have with a blog. So easy to share your knowledge. Thanks as always.


berrybrew version 1.36 released!

by Steve Bertrand

Berrybrew, the Perlbrew for Windows.


Weekly collections

Monthly report

Monthly Report - October

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

I am glad to see Mohammad still sticks to his monthly report!

Other: Book recommendation

Jews Don't Count

A very interesting analysis of how the people who care about the rights of every minority seem to overlook one particular minority.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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

Our client is currently looking to staff up some Jr. Perl developers for a 100% remote (within the UK), 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.

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. The ideal candidate will have automated payment experience in addition to their strong Perl background.

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.

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.

A job with real flexibility. 100% remote Perl position

As one of the most popular open-source ticketing systems on the planet, this team knows what it takes to attract organizations of all sizes. Our client is looking for a Perl developer who has Mason, Moose, Mojolicious and experience with ticketing systems.

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