Issue #541 - 2021-12-06 - Hanukkah is over - Advent started

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Hi there

Hanukkah, the 8-day celebration of the Jews returning to Jerusalem and the rededication of the Temple on the Temple-mount is now over. We ate way too much and the UN passed only one resolution trying to eliminate the historical ties of Jews to this hill. Very good timing.

Now onto Advent!

How often do you remember to thank Mark Gardner for his extraordinary posts about Perl? I think I have only thanked him once. Maybe I should set up a cron job to send him a thank-you note every month. Or maybe I should leave him a tip. Finally he set up a system where we can give him a one-time tip or, IMHO better yet, a recurring tip. It is so nice to see month-by-month that people still value your work even if they are too busy or too embarrassed to say it themselves.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


The cookie jar

by Mark Gardner

Leave a tip to show your appreciation of his work.


Tutorials for modules

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Some thoughts about writing tutorials for Perl modules.




Awkward topics


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 - 142

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Divisor Last Digit" and "Sleep Sort". 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 - 141

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 137

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 141: Number Divisors

by Abigail

Abigaili's brilliant one-liner in Perl is the highlight for me. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge 141: Like Numbers

by Abigail

Abigail is a gem. You are definitely going to enjoy his Perl solution. Keep up the great work.

Like, It’s Just the First Ten Numbers Man!

by Adam Russell

Thanks to Adam for introducing Data::PowerSet. This is the first time, I have noticed it. Thanks for your support and encouragement.

Numbly Numbers with Raku

by Arne Sommer

The highlight of Arne's blog post is the detailed description of the code and the reference to the official documentation. It really helps anyone new to Raku. Well done and keep it up.

I Like Numbers And Hate Division: The Weekly Challenge #141

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

I loved the use of sort and grep to generate like numbers. Cool usage, thanks for sharing your experience with us.

PWC141 - Number Divisors

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Thank you Flavio for educating us with your task analysis. I find it very useful. Thanks for your continuous support.

PWC141 - Like Numbers

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I enjoy reading the Question section. It raises an interesting point that I miss most of the time. Thanks for being soft and kind in your response. I loved how you approach the task. Keep it up; great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 141

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Jaldhar's discussion about the various features of Raku is brilliant. Nice blog post to learn about Raku, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Divisibility, Sieves and Masks - PWC 141

by Kaushik Tunuguntla

First blog post after joining the team. I am impressed with his writing skills. A very thought-provoking discussion. Keep it going.

Perl Weekly Challenge 141: Number Divisors and Like Numbers

by Laurent Rosenfeld

I love the use of type in Raku solutions. Having said that, I haven't seen many using the subroutine return type constraint. I would like to see more examples of this from Raku experts like Laurent.

Perl Weekly Challenge 141: longer than I thought!

by Luca Ferrari

Luca's one liner in Raku is very impressive. There is so much to learn by just reading his blog. Thanks for sharing the knowledge,

Perl Weekly Challenge 141

by W Luis Mochan

Great example of PDL::NiceSlice. I will have a closer look later. Very impressive. Keep it up; great work.

Some prime thoughts on divisors

by Peter Campbell Smith

Not a regular blogger, Peter, but a unique style of discussion. I really appreciate the points he brought to the discussion table. Great work, keep it up.

Weekly Challenge 141

by Simon Green

The only member that I am aware of who blogs on the site and promotes the weekly challenge there. I am grateful for the support and encouragement.

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Ladino tomorrow

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish, is the language of the Jews who were expelled from the Iberian peninsula in 1492. It is medieval Spanish mixed with Hebrew, Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Slavic, etc. words. It can be written either with Latin letters or with Hebrew letters. (sample fun word: 'kreatura' meaning small child or baby)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Do you speak two languages? Remote UK Perl role

While our client has an ultra-modern Perl stack that was recently rewritten, they are gradually moving in the direction of Node.js. They have a role open for a senior developer to work with their existing Perl codebase, but if you happen to have a passing fluency in a second language like Node.js, you’d be a tr__è__s bon addition to their team.

Can’t find the right job? Build your own! Remote Perl role in Australia

If you’re a senior Perl developer — you’ve already got the most important component of what our Australian client is looking for. In an ideal world, you’ll have experience with most or all of Catalyst, REST, Dancer2, Moo, DBlx::Class, MySQL, Postgres, and docker. Want to add extra flair? AngularJS or Vue would take you to the next level.

Cruise into this Dreamy Career. Perl role in Malta

Our client is an international company who pride themselves on making online trading a breeze. After twenty-plus years cruising the financial waters, they’re subject matter experts who provide a stable, engaging environment for their crew. Located in glorious Malta, they offer a supportive team that believes in open communication and solving problems together.

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

Perl programmers, this one’s for you. 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. If you’re eager to learn and have a great attitude, this client embraces on the job learning.

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!

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