Issue #539 - 2021-11-22 - Farewell to David H. Adler

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Really sad news: that David H. Adler, known by many as DHA has passed away. I've included a number of links where people who can express themselves way better than I do say goodbye to him.

In other news the ephemeral miniconf took place this week. You can read about it below.

Lastly, The Weekly Challenge celebrates its first 1000 days. Congratulations to Mohammad Anwar, my co-editor of the Perl Weekly for keeping up with this project!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo

David H. Adler

Vale, David

by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

David H. Adler passed away


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The Challenge


Perl benchmark

by W Luis Mochan

A follow-up on a benchmark that appeared in the Rakudo Weekly News newsletter on September 27 comparing C to Perl and Raku among many other languages. Though Perl turned out to be much slower than C, using PDL the difference becomes much smaller and by turning on a switch, it can actually become faster!

Multiple ways to inheritance in Perl

by Mark Gardner

BEGIN @ISA; use base; use parent; use parent::versioned; extends; isa; with; role;

My Favorite Warnings: deprecated

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

The deprecated warning is a grab-bag. Basically, anything that is deprecated causes this warning to be generated, and the list changes from release to release.

A New Type of Mojolicious Frontend

by Doug Bell (PREACTION)

How to use Typescript with a minimum of fuss for the frontend of an application based on Mojolicious.



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 - 140

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Add Binary" and "Multiplication Table". 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 - 139

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Weekly Challenge 139: JortSort

by Abigail

Abigail once again came up with collection of solutions in more than one language. Thanks for your contributions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 139: Long Primes

by Abigail

Abigail's use of mathematical expressions to show the workings is really. Incredible job. Keep it up great work.

Jort Sort the First Five Long Primes

by Adam Russell

Adam shared a really cool hack to solve the Long Primes task. Thanks for sharing this knowledge.

The Longest Sort with Raku

by Arne Sommer

As expected, Arne came up with one a liner in Raku for JortSort. Raku rocks.

That’s a Long Jort to Sort

by Colin Crain

Colin is back with yet another exceptional blog post. You don't want to miss out.

It's The Mullet Of Algorithms!: The Weekly Challenge #139

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave's handling of the Long Prime task is really cool. Keep up the great work.

PWC139 - JortSort

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Nice and easy solutions in Perl and Raku to deal with the JortSort task. Raku seems to be the winner this week.

PWC139 - Long Primes

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I liked the Raku solution more than the Perl one. Raku rocks. Keep up the great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge #139 - Whats recurring

by James Smith

James always writes elegant code. Above all, it is easy to read and follow. Thanks for your hard work.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 139

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

I am glad Jaldhar got the joke and shared his oneliner in Raku. Thank you for your support.

Perl Weekly Challenge 139: JortSort and Long Primes

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Nice and easy solutions to the weekly challenge both in Perl and Raku. Comparison of Perl and Raku solutions is always fun. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 139: repeating and sorting

by Luca Ferrari

The special attraction of this blog post is the discussion of the PostgreSQL solution. Keep sharing your knowledge with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge: 139

by W Luis Mochan

Luis came up with a one-liner again to deal with JortSort task. Thank you sharing these solutions with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge 139: Jort Primes

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger always discusses the comparison of solutions in different languages. Nice way to learn new things.

Weekly Challenge 139

by Simon Green

This week we got bonus solutions in Python. Cool. Keep up the great work.

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.

Weekly collections

Other: Book recommendation

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

This book by Yeonmi Park is about the life and the escape of a young girl from North Korea via China to the free world. It isn't an easy read, but I think it is important to understand what do people go through in order to live in a world where they can be free of tyranny.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Make a Difference AND a Paycheque. 100% remote (within the UK) Mid-level Perl developer role

If you’ve got experience with Python, so much the better, but Perl is a must-have for this role. You’ll be a whiz with databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL, and you’ll write tidy, easily-maintained HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Technical skills are important, but they aren’t the whole picture. If you’re eager to learn and have a great attitude, this client embraces on the job learning.

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. Their looking for a Perl developer who has Mason, Moose, and Mojolicious and experience with ticketing systems.

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

We know that a lack of commercial experience doesn’t always reflect skill level, know-how, or programming brilliance. You know your stuff. You’re keen to grow and learn. You know that if someone would only just give you a chance, and let you in the door, you could really shine!

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

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 Dancer, 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.

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