Issue #561 - 2022-04-25 - Switching to Sendgrid

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I have just switched from using Mailman to Sendgrid to distribute the Perl Weekly. I hope this will improve the delivery rate. I was wondering what system should I use to maintain the list of registered people and got to the conclusion that, at least for the time being, I'll use a flat file and I'll manually maintain it. We'll see how that works.

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Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo



Software Job Search 2022 Retrospective: Coding Challenges

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

While this is nothing to do specifically with Perl Dave is very well known in the Perl community and his posts are always very interesting. This is no exception. It is interesting to follow his process of looking for a new job.


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio is working on QRate, a tool to backup stuff as QR codes in a PDF that can be printed.

Perl in Portuguese


Perl Web Frameworks

by Marco Pessotto

Covering CGI - Mojolicious - Interchange - Dancer - Catalyst

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 - 162

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "ISBN-13" and "Wheatstone-Playfair". 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 - 161

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 157

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Are Abecedarians from Abecedaria?

by Adam Russell

Perl one-liner to find Abecedarian word is very special, you must take a look. Thanks for your contribution.

Panabecedarian Grams with Raku

by Arne Sommer

As expected, we got catchy one-liner in Raku by Arne. Well documented solutions, keep it up great work.

Pangram challenge: greed and Scrabble

by Athanasius

Detailed task analysis in a blog form for the first time by Athanasius. Thanks for your contribution.

The Lazy Dog Had It Coming

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave's blog introduction is never to be missed. Thanks for your support and contributions.

The Weekly Challenge 161

by James Smith

I am not surprised James dealing with bonus challenge. Highly recommended.

PWC161 - Abecedarian Words

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

No question as far as the task 'Abecedarian Words' is concerned. Mission accomplished. Enjoy Perl and Raku solutions. Thanks for sharing.

PWC161 - Pangrams

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Not so luck for the task 'Pangrams'. Better luck next time, Ryan Thompson. A very thorough solution in Perl, I must admit. Keep it up great work.

Abecedarian Words and Pangrams

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent blog is very special where you get Perl and Raku solution together. It makes it so easy to follow. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 161: words

by Luca Ferrari

Luca has been sharing PostgreSQL solution for sometime now. It is always fun to read it alongwith Raku solutions. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 161

by W Luis Mochan

I am totally blown away by the Perl solution to the task 'Pangrams'. How did you manage to come up with such complex logic. Well done.

Abecedarian words and pangrams

by Peter Campbell Smith

A very interesting discussion about the maths behind the task. Always fun to read the blog. Thanks for sharing.

Words and More Words

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

A very nice hacky solution this week, I loved it. Thank you for your support and contribution.

PWC 161 › Abecedarian Words

by Ryan Thompson

I simply love the poetic style coding. You get to learn so much by just reading such code. Thank you for sharing.

PWC 161 › Pangrams

by Ryan Thompson

Welcome back to blogging for the weekly challenge. The clarity and simplicity is your USP. Keep it up great work.


Weekly collections


Charlotte PM - Semantically-Friendly DB Searches - D Ruth Holloway (and maybe more)

Wednesday, May 4, 2022; 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Boston Perl Mongers - using Perl's Twitter::API

Tuesday May 10th, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Charlotte PM Richard Hipp Talks About All Things SQLite

Wednesday, May 25, 2022; 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Thought-Leader Wanted. Chief Software Architect role in Malaysia (or remote)

As Chief Software Architect for an international company providing online trading services, you’ll work closely with the Chief Technology Officer. With a strong understanding of the full stack of software development and cloud technologies, you’ll mentor engineering teams and provide guidance in solving technical issues.

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 whose passion for NLP is matched only by their interest in Machine Intelligence and their ability to drive quality improvements, measurement standards, and error analysis processes for the NLP framework.

Perl developers throw a mean party! Remote Perl role in UK and EU

Client is particularly keen on someone who knows Modern Perl, but’s also comfortable doing sysadmin tasks. It’s a small and engaged team, and a combination of both would be useful – bonus points if the sysadmin experience is on FreeBSD. They also use some interesting supporting technologies: Elixir, CouchDB, and RabbitMQ, and either experience or enthusiasm for those would go down well.

Senior Perl Developer with Cross-Trained Chops. UK Remote Perl Role

Sure, you’ve got Perl chops for days, but that’s not all you can do — and that’s why our client wants to meet you. They’re looking for senior Perl developers, Node engineers, and those with mighty Python and SQL skills to lead their team. Cross-trained team members are their sweet spot, and whether you’re cross-trained yourself or are open to the possibility, this may be your perfect role.

Is your Python as good as your Perl? Perl/Python role in London

Our client is at the pinnacle of the premium native advertising game for corporate, tech, financial services, and lifestyle technology. This role is for a Senior Developer who is equally comfortable with Perl AND Python.

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