Issue #548 - 2022-01-24 - Perl Books Collection

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Hi there

Do you have a Perl books collection?

I am sure most of us own the Camel book. As you know, there have been hardly any new Perl books published in recent years. I recently bought two very popular Perl books "Extending and Embedding Perl" and "Network Programming with Perl". I have realised there are two distinct views about good old Perl books. One view is that the recommendations in these books are no longer in use, since we have better choices available on CPAN now. I fully agree with this view but I also agree to the other view that it is still relevant in terms of base knowledge of the subject. Above all, there is a sentimental values attached to each Perl book that I own.

How about you?

Last week, Gabor, spoke about learning languages in his editorial. Being an Indian by birth, I know more than just the national language of India, Hindi. I can understand, to be precise, six human languages. Nowadays, I am learning Spanish from my daughter as she is learning as part of her school curriculum. But here I would like to know how many programming languages one can fluently code in. Recently in The Weekly Challenge contest, we have received loads of solutions in different languages. In week 147, we received 100+ solutions. One member who stands out front the crowd is Abigail, who has contributed in 30 different programming languages. To me it seems impossible, but he did it.

How many programming languages do I know? Well thanks to the weekly challenge, I have had the opportunity to code in Raku, Python, Java and Swift as well as Perl, of course. Do you want to try some new languages? Please give it a try.

Enjoy the week and stay safe.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


RFC-Modern OOP In Perl

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

It's official, Corinna is going to the Perl core, most probably after the release of 5.36.


by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Do you like Perl::Critic but you can't use it against your legacy codebase because it reports too many problems? Then you should try this new module and share your experience with the author.

Call for Papers, Perl & Raku Conference in Houston 2022

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

The Perl & Raku Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive, technical Conference that celebrates the family of Perl programming languages. Do submit papers if you are keen to give a talk.


App::Easer guides

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Thanks to Flavio for sharing tutorials on App::Easer.

Data::Tubes release and... how cool is CPAN Testers?!?

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Find out more about the recent release of Data::Tubes by Flavio.

Get out early with Perl statement modifiers

by Mark Gardner

Yet another cool blog post by Mark for you if you want to explore different ways to exit early using Perl.

My Favorite Warnings: qw

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom shares information about one of the most commonly used qw() constructs.

Paste around

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Ever wanted to share code, then this is your friend.

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 - 149

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Fibonacci Digit Sum" and "Largest Square". 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 - 148

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 144

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 148: Eban Numbers

by Abigail

Abigail is a master of Perl one-liners using regexes. I loved the task analysis, it was an eye-opener for me. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, as always.

Perl Weekly Challenge 148: Cardano Triplets

by Abigail

Abigail going into details about the mathematical operations behind the task. Exceptional derivation. You don't want to skip it.

Eban Cardano the Third with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne being a Raku expert, I would like to thank him for introducing Math::BigInt::Named to me. Plenty to learn every week from his blog. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

It's Triplets!: Weekly Challenge #148

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave's blog post shared an interesting fact about the cube root of a negative number. Thanks for the concise and to the point post.

PWC148 - Eban Numbers

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio shared two flavours this week, and they were both in Perl and Raku. Keep it up; great work.

PWC148 - Cardano Triplets

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio's lazy solution to the Cardano Triplets task is very cool. Thanks for your contributions, as always.

Perl Weekly Challenge #148

by James Smith

James is known for compact solutions. This week he shared very cool solutions too. You don't want to miss it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 148: Eban Numbers and Cardano Triplets

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent shared a one-liner in Raku to solve the Eban numbers task. Really cool, thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 148: eban vs cardano

by Luca Ferrari

Thanks Luca for sharing Raku's almost equality operator. Keep it up, great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 148

by W Luis Mochan

The Cardano Triplets solution as a one-liner in Perl is really cool. Amazing work, keep it up.

Numbers in words and Cardano triplets

by Peter Campbell Smith

Peter choose to discuss his Cardano Triplets solution. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

The Weekly Challenge 148: Eban, Cardano

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

A unique solution to Eban numbers task. I loved it. Keep it up, great work.


2022.03 RakuCon How?

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

LibreLingo development with the author

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

In this video you see a long pair programming session with Dániel Kántor and Gábor Szabó making some changes to the LibreLingo project. Front-end: Svelte and Bulma. Testing with Cypress.


Developing a caching plugin for LWP::UserAgent and HTTP::Tiny

Wednesday, January 26, 2022; 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Boston Perl Mongers Online Meeting - topic TBD

Tuesday February 8th, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Looking Boss! 100% remote Perl role within UK & EU

Our client is looking for a full-stack Perl developer who takes autonomy to a new level. You’ll work like the business is your own because you’re the kind of person who takes pride in what they produce, and you’ll welcome the chance to dabble in multiple roles because you like to keep it fresh.

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.

Perl Superheroes Wanted! Remote Perl within US time zone

Does your boss treat you like a Perl superhero? If the answer is no, we’ve got a role open that’ll inspire you to leap a tall building with excitement. Best of all, this position is 100% remote within the USA. Our client is looking for a Perl developer with Catalyst and DBlx::Class, and you should have a few solid years of commercial experience under your Batman utility belt.

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 client is looking for. Other important bits: 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.

Get your foot in the door! UK 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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