Issue #569 - 2022-06-20 - Fundraising for Perl

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4 weeks ago I asked you to support the Perl Weekly. It got very little response. Then 2 weeks ago I wrote how disappointed I am. Wow, the abuse I received for that. Both on Reddit an in private emails.

The funny thing is that the people who got upset that I asked for people to show their support are mostly the ones who never did anything for Perl.

However, the really imporant thing is that within 24 hours some 20 additional people started to support Mohammad and today we are already at 50 supporters! I was very impressed. Thank you!

Thank you!

In any case, think about this as a fund-raiser for Perl. For many years I hardly saw any fund-raising effort by TPF. This week, to my great surprise they put out a prospectus calling for support. I hope they have the communication channels to spread the information about it and will do the legwork that is need to get the support of the community.

For some strange reason they still mix Perl and Raku. Frankly I think it would be much better to both Perl and Raku if they stopped this mix and the two names/languages/dialects, whatever you call them, went separate ways.

Anyway, if you are interested to financially support the Perl activists, you now have a choice: TPF, directly Mohammand S. Anwar, other Perl-related creators.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


A long due interface change in skfold

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Apparently this is the 900th post by Flavio. Congratulations!

Job Search 2022 Update: Postscript

by Dave Rolsky (DROLSKY)

Before you read this post, write down how long do you think it took for GitHub, Oso, and Netflix to respond to the application of Dave Rolsky? Then go ahead and check it.

A builtin::readonly?

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Wondering whether builtin::readonly will ever appear.

TPF - The Perl Foundation

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 - 170

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Primorial Numbers" and "Kronecker Product". 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 - 169

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 163

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Brilliantly Discover Achilles' Imperfection

by Adam Russell

Code re-use and interesting aspects dealing with floating point numbers. Great source of knowledge.

An Abundance of Numbers

by Arne Sommer

I always enjoy the translation of Raku into Perl. Plenty to learn about Raku, thank you for all your effort.

Number Theoretic Quiz

by C.-Y. Fung

Cheok-Yin blog is not just about the solutions to the weekly challenge but you get a lot more about the workings. Keep it up great work.

Twenty-Two Brilliant Numbers

by Colin Crain

Colin is back to blogging, we are lucky to get the insights. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

A Tendon-ous Task

by Colin Crain

Nice story about Achilleus, you don't want to miss out. Keep it up great work.

The Weekly Challenge 169

by James Smith

As always the case, James once again shared detailed analysis. Worth checking it out. Thank you.

PWC169 - Brilliant Numbers

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Lucky to have Perl and Raku solutions as always every week. It is nice refresher for me personally. Keep it up great work.

PWC169 - Achilles Numbers

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Structured and organised solution in Raku. It makes so easy to follow. Well done and keep sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 169: Brilliant Numbers and Achilles Numbers

by Laurent Rosenfeld

I loved the compact solution in Raku. You get to know a lot about the Raku. Keep it up great work.

primes and more primes!

by Luca Ferrari

Luca is another Raku fan. I get to learn a lot about the language every week. Thanks for your contributions as always.

Perl Weekly Challenge 169

by W Luis Mochan

Master of one-liner with cool use of CPAN module. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

Brilliant and Achilles

by Peter Campbell Smith

Clean algorithm and easy to follow. A compact yet effective blog, you don't want to miss it.

The Brilliance of Achilles

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

It was the turn of Raku this week in Roger's blog. Nice story around the solution. Highly Recommended.

PWC 169 › Brilliant and Achilles Numbers

by Ryan Thompson

A compact solution with the help of CPAN module. The detailed analysis is worth checking it out.

It's all about the numbers

by Simon Green

Welcome back to blogging after a short gap. Short and precise blog about the solution. Keep it up great work.


Weekly collections


Perl IDE Hackathon 2022

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

On Tuesday 21st June there will be a Perl IDE Hackathon in the Hackathon room at The Perl and Raku Conference. You can also participate in this event remotely.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Software Developer or Matchmaker? Semi-Remote Perl Role in Manchester

Our client's mission is to connect folks in the UK and US seeking flatmates or homes to share. If you’re a Software Developer (Backend), these flatmate matchmakers want you to increase the delivery capacity of their team. With a core platform that is mostly written in Perl, you’ll work with developers to create admin tools and implement and test new site features.

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

This role is for a Senior Developer who is equally comfortable with Perl AND Python. If you’re stronger with Perl than Python or vice-versa, you should be willing to brush up on your knowledge until you’re fluent in both. You’ll use server-side code, client-side code, databases, and websites to develop their software platform.

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

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.

Music-loving DevOps (with Perl), get in here! London based role

We’ve got an intriguing role for a Lead DevOps Engineer who cares about great music. Our client knows all about how you listen to music: as an independent global music business, they work with artists, labels, and distributors to release and sell music on their digital platform.

What would your computer say about you? Perl, Python, NLP role in Amsterdam

Our client is the worldwide leader in machine intelligence for matching people with jobs, which is to say that when it comes to hiring, they know what they’re doing. Applicants, bring your “A” game: they’re looking for a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer who is passionate about Machine Intelligence and can evaluate NLP systems.

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